Open House Meeting Information, including Virtual Meeting Links

Please find the links below for the virtual open house sessions (on potential wastewater service expansion in the District of Sooke) next week.

Virtual Sessions:

Area

Date

Time

Link

Whiffin Spit

Tuesday, September 13th

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88557144939

Kaltasin/Billings Spit

Thursday, September 15th

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83038854624


For those who prefer to attend in-person, a reminder that the following sessions are scheduled at Municipal Hall, 2205 Otter Point Road:

Area

Date

Time

Presentation Time(s)

Whiffin Spit

Thursday, September 15th

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 7:15 p.m.

Kaltasin/Billings Spit

Tuesday, September 13th

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • 7:00 p.m.


What to Expect at the Open House Events

Virtual Sessions:

  • Each virtual session will start with an overview presentation, followed by a discussion period/breakout session (depending on group size) on theme areas – noted below.
  • Participants will be able to ask a question via the chat box or queue a question to ask verbally by posting their name in the chat and waiting for the facilitator to call their name.
  • Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing wwplanning@sooke.ca.
  • The last call for questions will be made at 11:15 a.m. Questions asked/answered during the session and any questions remaining unanswered will be shared in a follow-up email to participants.

The virtual sessions will be recorded and posted at letstalk.sooke.ca/wwplanning after the event.

In-Person Sessions:

  • Each in-person session will include scheduled presentation(s) in Council Chambers and tabletop discussion stations in the adjacent Fire Fighter Lounge.
  • Questions will be answered at the tabletop stations to best respond to topics of interest and unique scenarios.

Theme Areas

Theme areas for the virtual presentations and tabletop discussions include:

  • Administrative Process (timelines and legislation);
  • Costs/Financing;
  • Environment and Community Planning; and
  • Construction and Connections, including Septic versus Wastewater.

What else should I know before attending?

All of your questions might not be answered, just yet. Further research and geotechnical studies are required to answer some questions. You may have noticed technicians conducting this work in your neighbourhood recently. This work is required to understand earthworks and further refine potential costs as we work to support you in making an informed decision should the District receive the grant.

During the sessions next week, the team will share what is known and what is underway. We also look forward to receiving more questions. Participants can expect to receive a follow-up Q + A resulting from the open house events by October 7, 2022.

Will there be any more information sessions?

If we are successful with the grant, yes, we anticipate offering additional information sessions to provide specific details on costs (maximum borrowing) and dates for the local area service petition.

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