The McLean Mill Advisory Committee can see a time when the Mill can pay for itself
Committee chair Rob Duncan said if they form a small board of directors, they can move towards non-profit society status and apply for consistent federal and provincial funding
At a special meeting of council yesterday, City Councillor Jack McLeman endorsed the recommendations
McLeman also hopes to see a campground developed near the mill, and wants to see a board develop a business case to back that up.
The city, advisory committee, and western vancouver island industrial heritage society will meet in 2 weeks to discuss implementing the recommendations.
The city's old phone system is fading fast, and leaving entire buildings without service
City Council voted last month to spend $150,000 on a new system, and implementation can't start soon enough
Yesterday the fire hall's non-emergency number was out-of-service for most of the day, but City Manager Ken Watson said the 9-1-1 system was not affected
The phone system was re-booted late yesterday afternoon, and the administrative line at the fire hall was restored.
Watson said the new phone system will start being installed within the next couple of weeks and should be fully operational by mid-January.