None of the options generated a majority as council considers fate of facility
Almost 43 per cent of respondents (459) favoured removal without replacement, while the P3 option received 230 responses. Another 293 responses opted for the broad category of ‘other’ with 234 of those expressing what staff call a “preference to keep, maintain, or rebuild as close to the current configuration as possible.”
The report acknowledges the potential benefits of such a pause (“a pause is likely healthy for the community”) while recommending efforts to preserve the wharf for as long as possible. But the report also raises questions about the commitment of citizens to borrow large sums of money related to the wharf. While the survey showed “slightly more support for borrowing” than opposition, the high number of those opposed (49.6 per cent of respondents) make it “unlikely” that an alternate approval process for future borrowing would be successful.