Public bathrooms

Public bathrooms

Postby Queen K » Jan 7th, 2018, 7:40 am

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#215498

$675K?

What in gods name? And I hope they improve upon the one at HotSands Beach.

First of all, for those who don't know, the bathrooms at Boyce-Gyro have been a disgraceful source of embarrassment for a very long time.

Kelowna, for all its tourist attracting, hasn't been up to snuff on the beaches it's supposedly proud of. Disgusting, old, and out of date since 1979.

Even the public bathrooms at Sun-Oka are well renovated. But here? Anyone gone to the one at Sarsons Beach? Rotary? Well, they all need renovated. But $675 for ONE? What gives there and who gets that contract? It is out of this World expensive.

The odd part is that it is going to be year round. YEAR ROUND Open is needed downtown, not a Boyce-Gyro. Because guess what is going to happen in Lower Mission once word gets round that the bathrooms are year 'round.
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 7th, 2018, 8:29 am

Queen K wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-215498-1-.htm#215498

$675K?

What in gods name? And I hope they improve upon the one at HotSands Beach.

First of all, for those who don't know, the bathrooms at Boyce-Gyro have been a disgraceful source of embarrassment for a very long time.

Kelowna, for all its tourist attracting, hasn't been up to snuff on the beaches it's supposedly proud of. Disgusting, old, and out of date since 1979.

Even the public bathrooms at Sun-Oka are well renovated. But here? Anyone gone to the one at Sarsons Beach? Rotary? Well, they all need renovated. But $675 for ONE? What gives there and who gets that contract? It is out of this World expensive.

The odd part is that it is going to be year round. YEAR ROUND Open is needed downtown, not a Boyce-Gyro. Because guess what is going to happen in Lower Mission once word gets round that the bathrooms are year 'round.



Hopefully they put a naloxone dispenser in there. I like a nice warm spot to shoot up.
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby Bpeep » Jan 7th, 2018, 8:31 am

Lol. An almost 3/4 million dollar bathroom on property they already have.
Only govt can do that.
It'll be warmly welcomed by the crack and meth heads.
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 7th, 2018, 8:41 am

Maybe the year round opening is to cater to this crowd;

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/21300/Kelowna-s-Dirty-Secret

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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby thekid3_16 » Jan 7th, 2018, 9:28 am

Come on, really? Are we doing this again? I guess some would be proud spending $150 on a porta potty from Walmart at our Premier Beach. I would like to think we can be a little bit better than that. Have some pride in our city, learn a bit about an issue, and then comment accurately on it. Let's all try to be a bit better in the new year.
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby normaM » Jan 7th, 2018, 9:40 am

I wonder if they will still keep the toilet tissue locked on the holder? Needs new instead of trying to reno.. disagree about keeping it out year round.
Don't think the cost out of line tho. Showers, locked storage. Of course it will be a dealers mecca but
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby Bsuds » Jan 7th, 2018, 9:42 am

It just seems (on the surface at least) that such a large amount of money is needed to build a bathroom.
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 7th, 2018, 10:14 am

Bsuds wrote:It just seems (on the surface at least) that such a large amount of money is needed to build a bathroom.


My 22’ x 30’ garage cost just over 40k. I realize that my garage is just a big empty box but another 630k to add fixtures?

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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby Anonymous123 » Jan 7th, 2018, 10:19 am

It doesn't seem too high once you factor in the cost of demolishing the old washroom and restoring the land under it and the cost of infrastructure to relocate the new washroom to a central location.
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby the truth » Jan 7th, 2018, 10:45 am

TreeGuy wrote:Maybe the year round opening is to cater to this crowd;

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/21300/Kelowna-s-Dirty-Secret



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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby the truth » Jan 7th, 2018, 10:47 am

Bman wrote:Lol. An almost 3/4 million dollar bathroom on property they already have.
Only govt can do that.
It'll be warmly welcomed by the crack and meth heads.



and that's the truth
plus we know somehow,they will go over budget on this simple project
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby southy » Jan 7th, 2018, 10:48 am

Queen K wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-215498-1-.htm#215498

$675K?

What in gods name? And I hope they improve upon the one at HotSands Beach.

First of all, for those who don't know, the bathrooms at Boyce-Gyro have been a disgraceful source of embarrassment for a very long time.

Kelowna, for all its tourist attracting, hasn't been up to snuff on the beaches it's supposedly proud of. Disgusting, old, and out of date since 1979.

Even the public bathrooms at Sun-Oka are well renovated. But here? Anyone gone to the one at Sarsons Beach? Rotary? Well, they all need renovated. But $675 for ONE? What gives there and who gets that contract? It is out of this World expensive.

The odd part is that it is going to be year round. YEAR ROUND Open is needed downtown, not a Boyce-Gyro. Because guess what is going to happen in Lower Mission once word gets round that the bathrooms are year 'round.


Not sure what the problem is .. Have you ever had to pee in penticton? At least you have washrooms. Oh wait .. Penticton did build a washroom downtown, unfortunately it's closed for the season :cuss: and I had to pee so bad. My favorite pants ruined!
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby Bpeep » Jan 7th, 2018, 10:48 am

Anonymous123 wrote:It doesn't seem too high once you factor in the cost of demolishing the old washroom and restoring the land under it and the cost of infrastructure to relocate the new washroom to a central location.


Yes it does.
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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby PocoGirl » Jan 7th, 2018, 11:13 am

1. That’s a ridiculous amount of money
2. No doubt it will be a dealer, junkie, etc hangout
3. The taxpayers who are funding it get the raw end of the deal because of point 1 & 2
4. Exterior showers & lockers, open year round... Sounds like a shelter without the beds or the rules...

If you build it, they will come...

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Re: Public bathrooms

Postby the truth » Jan 7th, 2018, 11:14 am

and they will
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