To Mayor and Kamloops City council:
This email is with respect to the letter from Barbara Berger Recreational, Social Development and Cultural Manager, City of Kamloops. In part it states.
“The board recognized at that time that its operational model was not sustainable and that the financial burden of operating, maintaining, and repairing this heritage property would be too great for the society.”
Please provide specific examples with detail on the following:\
-What is the operation model and what part or parts are not sustainable? If not can it be changed? If so how long has this operational model not been sustainable?
-How significant is the financial burden?
-Is the society in a deficient mode?—Are they not paying their bills?
-Please specifically explain what the financial burden is.
Is the building not being maintained properly? Is there a budget for maintenance for short and long term? Does the society look after the short and long term building maintenance?
If so have what specific duties have they fallen short? If not what’s the problem?
What specifically needs to be repaired? Is the building falling apart? Are their funds allocated for the repairs?
Please provide a business case with specific rational in terms of costing, comparing the city taking over compared to keeping status quo? I.e. how much a square foot to to operate this the building? The cost per reservation?
Will it cost more if the city takes over vs keeping the status quo? If so why do it?
Did the city request or solicit feedback from the community through a public engagement process? If not why not? If so what were the results?
What specifics things, issues are not working with how the Kamloops Heritage Society operating the building? Please be specific.
Thanks for your prompt response.