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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF THE REVELSTOKE FORUM & CURLING CLUB

UPDATED July 10th, 2024:

Phase I – Communication & Engagement - COMPLETED

On April 18, 2023, the City launched the first phase of public engagement to learn more about the community’s interests and considerations about potential options for the future of the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club. In July, Council reviewed a What We Heard Summary Report prepared by Katie Hamilton, Tavola Strategy Group. During this consultation phase, the community expressed interest in building a new arena as part of a new multiplex facility. The input received in Phase I is being used to inform the next phase of option development and further consultation.

Phase II – Feasibility Study - IN PROGRESS

On May 9th, 2024 Council awarded the contract for an Indoor Multi-Sport Facility Feasibility Study to HCMA Architecture & Design. The purpose of the feasibility study is to determine the appropriate mix of amenities at a new indoor multisport facility, to determine the costs associated with building the complex, to determine the potential cost recovery of the new complex; and to determine the costs of operating the complex.

Multi-Sport Facility Advisory Committee - IN PROGRESS

City Council has established an advisory committee to oversee the development of a concept plan for a new multisport facility. The Committee held their first meeting on June 19th, 2024.





PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF THE REVELSTOKE FORUM & CURLING CLUB

UPDATED July 10th, 2024:

Phase I – Communication & Engagement - COMPLETED

On April 18, 2023, the City launched the first phase of public engagement to learn more about the community’s interests and considerations about potential options for the future of the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club. In July, Council reviewed a What We Heard Summary Report prepared by Katie Hamilton, Tavola Strategy Group. During this consultation phase, the community expressed interest in building a new arena as part of a new multiplex facility. The input received in Phase I is being used to inform the next phase of option development and further consultation.

Phase II – Feasibility Study - IN PROGRESS

On May 9th, 2024 Council awarded the contract for an Indoor Multi-Sport Facility Feasibility Study to HCMA Architecture & Design. The purpose of the feasibility study is to determine the appropriate mix of amenities at a new indoor multisport facility, to determine the costs associated with building the complex, to determine the potential cost recovery of the new complex; and to determine the costs of operating the complex.

Multi-Sport Facility Advisory Committee - IN PROGRESS

City Council has established an advisory committee to oversee the development of a concept plan for a new multisport facility. The Committee held their first meeting on June 19th, 2024.





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  • Share Ref:- The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): What is the number of Revelstoke taxable properties that will be taxed to pay for a new proposed arena sports complex. ? on Facebook Share Ref:- The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): What is the number of Revelstoke taxable properties that will be taxed to pay for a new proposed arena sports complex. ? on Twitter Share Ref:- The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): What is the number of Revelstoke taxable properties that will be taxed to pay for a new proposed arena sports complex. ? on Linkedin Email Ref:- The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): What is the number of Revelstoke taxable properties that will be taxed to pay for a new proposed arena sports complex. ? link

    Ref:- The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): What is the number of Revelstoke taxable properties that will be taxed to pay for a new proposed arena sports complex. ?

    Andrews asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. All properties in the City will be subject to tax increases to pay for the Arena re-development project. The total number of properties in the City is 4,912.  Of this number 4,191 properties are residential properties including vacant land.  The remaining classes are utilities, supportive housing, major industry, light industry, business and other, rec/non profit, and farm.

  • Share I attended the planning for the future of the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club came away disappointed at the vitriol especially from staff members and frankly some councillors with eye rolls and negative body language when anyone suggested repairs to the structure instead of getting on board with a new facility. In fact one particular councilor who was advocating for closure of gravel pits on the Jordan bench is now advocating for a climbing wall attached to new structure. Where do they think concrete comes from and a new structure will use a hell of a lot more concrete than repairing the current arena. Costs of demolition/tipping fees and backfilling the excavation were not disclosed. A live load deflection test on the the trusses has not been done and beefing up the trusses to meet current snow load criteria can be done by placing i-beams alongside of the existing trusses which could be done much cheaper that current estimates according to the engineer. Of course there are additional costs to consider like the elevator and dressing room upgrades which must be done but I felt that the 25 to 35 million dollar figure for upgrades was inflated and not all engineering options have been explored. Explore all options for sure but be cognizant of how much of a tax increase citizens must bear. And by the way taxpayers will not get to vote by way of referendum on whatever this council decides. So they are talking an 8.94% tax increase for a $20 million an a whopping 26.81% increase on $60 million and that’s on $709,000 valued property and yes mister Devlin I’d like to only sped $500. on Facebook Share I attended the planning for the future of the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club came away disappointed at the vitriol especially from staff members and frankly some councillors with eye rolls and negative body language when anyone suggested repairs to the structure instead of getting on board with a new facility. In fact one particular councilor who was advocating for closure of gravel pits on the Jordan bench is now advocating for a climbing wall attached to new structure. Where do they think concrete comes from and a new structure will use a hell of a lot more concrete than repairing the current arena. Costs of demolition/tipping fees and backfilling the excavation were not disclosed. A live load deflection test on the the trusses has not been done and beefing up the trusses to meet current snow load criteria can be done by placing i-beams alongside of the existing trusses which could be done much cheaper that current estimates according to the engineer. Of course there are additional costs to consider like the elevator and dressing room upgrades which must be done but I felt that the 25 to 35 million dollar figure for upgrades was inflated and not all engineering options have been explored. Explore all options for sure but be cognizant of how much of a tax increase citizens must bear. And by the way taxpayers will not get to vote by way of referendum on whatever this council decides. So they are talking an 8.94% tax increase for a $20 million an a whopping 26.81% increase on $60 million and that’s on $709,000 valued property and yes mister Devlin I’d like to only sped $500. on Twitter Share I attended the planning for the future of the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club came away disappointed at the vitriol especially from staff members and frankly some councillors with eye rolls and negative body language when anyone suggested repairs to the structure instead of getting on board with a new facility. In fact one particular councilor who was advocating for closure of gravel pits on the Jordan bench is now advocating for a climbing wall attached to new structure. Where do they think concrete comes from and a new structure will use a hell of a lot more concrete than repairing the current arena. Costs of demolition/tipping fees and backfilling the excavation were not disclosed. A live load deflection test on the the trusses has not been done and beefing up the trusses to meet current snow load criteria can be done by placing i-beams alongside of the existing trusses which could be done much cheaper that current estimates according to the engineer. Of course there are additional costs to consider like the elevator and dressing room upgrades which must be done but I felt that the 25 to 35 million dollar figure for upgrades was inflated and not all engineering options have been explored. Explore all options for sure but be cognizant of how much of a tax increase citizens must bear. And by the way taxpayers will not get to vote by way of referendum on whatever this council decides. So they are talking an 8.94% tax increase for a $20 million an a whopping 26.81% increase on $60 million and that’s on $709,000 valued property and yes mister Devlin I’d like to only sped $500. on Linkedin Email I attended the planning for the future of the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club came away disappointed at the vitriol especially from staff members and frankly some councillors with eye rolls and negative body language when anyone suggested repairs to the structure instead of getting on board with a new facility. In fact one particular councilor who was advocating for closure of gravel pits on the Jordan bench is now advocating for a climbing wall attached to new structure. Where do they think concrete comes from and a new structure will use a hell of a lot more concrete than repairing the current arena. Costs of demolition/tipping fees and backfilling the excavation were not disclosed. A live load deflection test on the the trusses has not been done and beefing up the trusses to meet current snow load criteria can be done by placing i-beams alongside of the existing trusses which could be done much cheaper that current estimates according to the engineer. Of course there are additional costs to consider like the elevator and dressing room upgrades which must be done but I felt that the 25 to 35 million dollar figure for upgrades was inflated and not all engineering options have been explored. Explore all options for sure but be cognizant of how much of a tax increase citizens must bear. And by the way taxpayers will not get to vote by way of referendum on whatever this council decides. So they are talking an 8.94% tax increase for a $20 million an a whopping 26.81% increase on $60 million and that’s on $709,000 valued property and yes mister Devlin I’d like to only sped $500. link

    I attended the planning for the future of the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club came away disappointed at the vitriol especially from staff members and frankly some councillors with eye rolls and negative body language when anyone suggested repairs to the structure instead of getting on board with a new facility. In fact one particular councilor who was advocating for closure of gravel pits on the Jordan bench is now advocating for a climbing wall attached to new structure. Where do they think concrete comes from and a new structure will use a hell of a lot more concrete than repairing the current arena. Costs of demolition/tipping fees and backfilling the excavation were not disclosed. A live load deflection test on the the trusses has not been done and beefing up the trusses to meet current snow load criteria can be done by placing i-beams alongside of the existing trusses which could be done much cheaper that current estimates according to the engineer. Of course there are additional costs to consider like the elevator and dressing room upgrades which must be done but I felt that the 25 to 35 million dollar figure for upgrades was inflated and not all engineering options have been explored. Explore all options for sure but be cognizant of how much of a tax increase citizens must bear. And by the way taxpayers will not get to vote by way of referendum on whatever this council decides. So they are talking an 8.94% tax increase for a $20 million an a whopping 26.81% increase on $60 million and that’s on $709,000 valued property and yes mister Devlin I’d like to only sped $500.

    Tony Morabito asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you sharing your thoughts.  Unfortunately, engineers indicate there is no simple roof repair option and based on the deteriorated state roof replacement is recommended. The City will seek to attract external funding to reduce the borrowing. However, due to the cost of any option a referendum will be required to seek electoral approval for borrowing prior to advancing any option.

  • Share What is the annual operating cost for the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club on Facebook Share What is the annual operating cost for the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club on Twitter Share What is the annual operating cost for the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club on Linkedin Email What is the annual operating cost for the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club link

    What is the annual operating cost for the Revelstoke Forum and Curling Club

    Andrews asked about 1 year ago

    In 2022, the annual operating cost for the Revelstoke Forum was approximately $ 570,000.  The City does not manage the operation of the Curling Club.  The Curling Club Society will be able to provide you with their annual operating costs.  

  • Share Ref:- Once a preferred approach is known, the City will require electoral approval to borrow funds for the purpose of upgrading or building a new arena facility. This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. Revelstoke city council on Mar. 28 approved a motion to increase property taxes in 2023 by five per cent, and three per cent in years after that until 2027. The finance director, Sheanna Moore, requested the motion saying two per cent of the taxes collected will be set aside in a fund for a new arena. In the event that electoral approval is not granted, will the 2% property tax be refunded / returned to the tax payers. ???? on Facebook Share Ref:- Once a preferred approach is known, the City will require electoral approval to borrow funds for the purpose of upgrading or building a new arena facility. This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. Revelstoke city council on Mar. 28 approved a motion to increase property taxes in 2023 by five per cent, and three per cent in years after that until 2027. The finance director, Sheanna Moore, requested the motion saying two per cent of the taxes collected will be set aside in a fund for a new arena. In the event that electoral approval is not granted, will the 2% property tax be refunded / returned to the tax payers. ???? on Twitter Share Ref:- Once a preferred approach is known, the City will require electoral approval to borrow funds for the purpose of upgrading or building a new arena facility. This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. Revelstoke city council on Mar. 28 approved a motion to increase property taxes in 2023 by five per cent, and three per cent in years after that until 2027. The finance director, Sheanna Moore, requested the motion saying two per cent of the taxes collected will be set aside in a fund for a new arena. In the event that electoral approval is not granted, will the 2% property tax be refunded / returned to the tax payers. ???? on Linkedin Email Ref:- Once a preferred approach is known, the City will require electoral approval to borrow funds for the purpose of upgrading or building a new arena facility. This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. Revelstoke city council on Mar. 28 approved a motion to increase property taxes in 2023 by five per cent, and three per cent in years after that until 2027. The finance director, Sheanna Moore, requested the motion saying two per cent of the taxes collected will be set aside in a fund for a new arena. In the event that electoral approval is not granted, will the 2% property tax be refunded / returned to the tax payers. ???? link

    Ref:- Once a preferred approach is known, the City will require electoral approval to borrow funds for the purpose of upgrading or building a new arena facility. This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. Revelstoke city council on Mar. 28 approved a motion to increase property taxes in 2023 by five per cent, and three per cent in years after that until 2027. The finance director, Sheanna Moore, requested the motion saying two per cent of the taxes collected will be set aside in a fund for a new arena. In the event that electoral approval is not granted, will the 2% property tax be refunded / returned to the tax payers. ????

    Andrews asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question.  Council imposed a 2.6% ($353,000) taxation increase in the 2023 budget to be set aside for the re-development of the Arena. The savings set aside year after year will be used to pay for the re-development of the Arena based on the option that the community desires. If the community does not desire to pay for the re-development of the Arena, the funds set aside will be used to maintain the current facility until the end of its lifecycle. There will not be a property tax refund provided to residents, however any taxation increases imposed for the re-development of the Arena, if it does not take place, will be used to lessen the taxation burden in the future.

  • Share Ref:- This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. As this proposed sports complex is being financed by property tax payers Who gets to vote ?????? on Facebook Share Ref:- This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. As this proposed sports complex is being financed by property tax payers Who gets to vote ?????? on Twitter Share Ref:- This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. As this proposed sports complex is being financed by property tax payers Who gets to vote ?????? on Linkedin Email Ref:- This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. As this proposed sports complex is being financed by property tax payers Who gets to vote ?????? link

    Ref:- This would be sought through a referendum or alternative approval process. As this proposed sports complex is being financed by property tax payers Who gets to vote ??????

    Andrews asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for inquiry.  Yes, a referendum vote will be required prior to advancing this project.  Voting rights are granted to citizens based on residency or property ownership. There is no corporate or business vote in a referendum.

    In order to be eligible to vote in a referendum, a person must be:

    • Be a resident of the municipality or electoral area on the day they register to vote; and
    • Be 18 years of age or older when they register to vote, or 18 years or older on general voting day
    • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment from voting in local elections or be otherwise disqualified by law
  • Share Costs Funding for any option will require a combination of: City infrastructure reserves + Borrowing + External grants or partnerships The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): $20 million $170 (8.94% increase) $30 million $255 (13.41% increase) $40 million $340 (17.88% increase) $50 million $424 (22.34% increase) $60 million $509 (26.81% increase) Taxation increases would be phased in over multiple years to help make the increase more manageable for taxpayers. The taxation impacts listed above are based on a 30 year loan. What is the number of years that an annual taxation increase will be required to pay off the debt ?????? on Facebook Share Costs Funding for any option will require a combination of: City infrastructure reserves + Borrowing + External grants or partnerships The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): $20 million $170 (8.94% increase) $30 million $255 (13.41% increase) $40 million $340 (17.88% increase) $50 million $424 (22.34% increase) $60 million $509 (26.81% increase) Taxation increases would be phased in over multiple years to help make the increase more manageable for taxpayers. The taxation impacts listed above are based on a 30 year loan. What is the number of years that an annual taxation increase will be required to pay off the debt ?????? on Twitter Share Costs Funding for any option will require a combination of: City infrastructure reserves + Borrowing + External grants or partnerships The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): $20 million $170 (8.94% increase) $30 million $255 (13.41% increase) $40 million $340 (17.88% increase) $50 million $424 (22.34% increase) $60 million $509 (26.81% increase) Taxation increases would be phased in over multiple years to help make the increase more manageable for taxpayers. The taxation impacts listed above are based on a 30 year loan. What is the number of years that an annual taxation increase will be required to pay off the debt ?????? on Linkedin Email Costs Funding for any option will require a combination of: City infrastructure reserves + Borrowing + External grants or partnerships The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): $20 million $170 (8.94% increase) $30 million $255 (13.41% increase) $40 million $340 (17.88% increase) $50 million $424 (22.34% increase) $60 million $509 (26.81% increase) Taxation increases would be phased in over multiple years to help make the increase more manageable for taxpayers. The taxation impacts listed above are based on a 30 year loan. What is the number of years that an annual taxation increase will be required to pay off the debt ?????? link

    Costs Funding for any option will require a combination of: City infrastructure reserves + Borrowing + External grants or partnerships The annual taxation impacts of borrowing (for an average assessed residential home of $709,000): $20 million $170 (8.94% increase) $30 million $255 (13.41% increase) $40 million $340 (17.88% increase) $50 million $424 (22.34% increase) $60 million $509 (26.81% increase) Taxation increases would be phased in over multiple years to help make the increase more manageable for taxpayers. The taxation impacts listed above are based on a 30 year loan. What is the number of years that an annual taxation increase will be required to pay off the debt ??????

    Andrews asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question.  The number of years that an annual taxation increase will be required to pay off the debt will depend on what the community wants and how much debt the community is comfortable paying for. Once the City has a better grasp on how the community would like to proceed with the replacement of the arena, Finance staff will bring forward a funding strategy to Council that will determine the percentage increase required and numbers of years the percentage increase will take effect.

  • Share If a new facility is chosen after a majority vote I assume and the dust settles on the current Revelstoke Forum analysis. What will happen to the Arena and Curling facility will they be demolished and what will the demolition/hauling waste/ backfilling the excavation and tipping fees cost and will that cost be applied to T property taxes. on Facebook Share If a new facility is chosen after a majority vote I assume and the dust settles on the current Revelstoke Forum analysis. What will happen to the Arena and Curling facility will they be demolished and what will the demolition/hauling waste/ backfilling the excavation and tipping fees cost and will that cost be applied to T property taxes. on Twitter Share If a new facility is chosen after a majority vote I assume and the dust settles on the current Revelstoke Forum analysis. What will happen to the Arena and Curling facility will they be demolished and what will the demolition/hauling waste/ backfilling the excavation and tipping fees cost and will that cost be applied to T property taxes. on Linkedin Email If a new facility is chosen after a majority vote I assume and the dust settles on the current Revelstoke Forum analysis. What will happen to the Arena and Curling facility will they be demolished and what will the demolition/hauling waste/ backfilling the excavation and tipping fees cost and will that cost be applied to T property taxes. link

    If a new facility is chosen after a majority vote I assume and the dust settles on the current Revelstoke Forum analysis. What will happen to the Arena and Curling facility will they be demolished and what will the demolition/hauling waste/ backfilling the excavation and tipping fees cost and will that cost be applied to T property taxes.

    Tony Morabito asked about 1 year ago

    Yes, there would be costs associated with demolition and disposal of the existing building. These costs are included in the order of magnitude estimates outlined.

  • Share Have live load deflection tests been done on the Arena roof trusses ,if so what were the results ? on Facebook Share Have live load deflection tests been done on the Arena roof trusses ,if so what were the results ? on Twitter Share Have live load deflection tests been done on the Arena roof trusses ,if so what were the results ? on Linkedin Email Have live load deflection tests been done on the Arena roof trusses ,if so what were the results ? link

    Have live load deflection tests been done on the Arena roof trusses ,if so what were the results ?

    Tony Morabito asked about 1 year ago

    Thanks for your question.  Watson Engineering, who has led the engineering assessments of the arena over the years, will be in attendance at the open house on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please consider attending to discuss some of these technical questions.  

  • Share To clarify the existing foundation is sound and capable of supporting current and future gravity loads. Some minor superficial damage to the cement block exterior walls including a crack near double doors. on Facebook Share To clarify the existing foundation is sound and capable of supporting current and future gravity loads. Some minor superficial damage to the cement block exterior walls including a crack near double doors. on Twitter Share To clarify the existing foundation is sound and capable of supporting current and future gravity loads. Some minor superficial damage to the cement block exterior walls including a crack near double doors. on Linkedin Email To clarify the existing foundation is sound and capable of supporting current and future gravity loads. Some minor superficial damage to the cement block exterior walls including a crack near double doors. link

    To clarify the existing foundation is sound and capable of supporting current and future gravity loads. Some minor superficial damage to the cement block exterior walls including a crack near double doors.

    Tony Morabito asked about 1 year ago

    We understand that the condition of the masonry walls is more advanced than superficial. Watson Engineering, who has led the engineering assessments of the arena over the years, will be in attendance at the open house on Thursday. Please consider attending to discuss some of these technical questions.  

  • Share Are there any structural issues with the foundation as I see no cracks in concrete such as the recently built Salmon arm and Armstrong Arena’s have ? on Facebook Share Are there any structural issues with the foundation as I see no cracks in concrete such as the recently built Salmon arm and Armstrong Arena’s have ? on Twitter Share Are there any structural issues with the foundation as I see no cracks in concrete such as the recently built Salmon arm and Armstrong Arena’s have ? on Linkedin Email Are there any structural issues with the foundation as I see no cracks in concrete such as the recently built Salmon arm and Armstrong Arena’s have ? link

    Are there any structural issues with the foundation as I see no cracks in concrete such as the recently built Salmon arm and Armstrong Arena’s have ?

    Tony Morabito asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. The existing foundations were found to be constructed in general accordance with the available drawings and suitable for current (and potentially future) gravity loads. However, there are some noted issues with the masonry perimeter walls that would need to be addressed in any roof replacement.  

    Here is a link to the Engineering Assessment if you’d like to review in more detail: 2022 Roof Assessment Report.


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