Vernon Cultural Center Funding - Court House Repairs

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Vernon Cultural Center Funding - Court House Repairs

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RE: Two Stories
1) https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/33 ... ral-Centre

2) https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/34 ... replace-it

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Has there been any discussion on rethinking the funding source for a new Cultural Center? My thoughts; a partnership with the Provincial Gov't. The province builds a new court house on the proposed site for the Cultural Center with provincial dollars. The City gets possession of the current court house, and creates a cultural center and museum. This is not that far fetched. Think about it, a very classic building for a museum. I've seen this many times over in travels around other cities. Yes some money would need to be spent on refurbishing the old court house, but much less than the cost of a new building as proposed. The museum could take one floor. The cultural center could take the other floor. The basement for non-profits. On the other side of the coin, do we need a new court house? It needs $$ spent to bring it up to basic tech standards (IT, HVAC etc.) One day it will outlive its functionality. The sheriff's don't have a proper secure bay for movement of high risk / high profile prisoners. The province is leasing off-site space for the Provincial Prosecution Service ( a/k/a Crown Counsel). And there are other shortcomings of a modern day Court House.

Let's get MLA Sandhu, and local Councils both Vernon and Coldstream together at the table....
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