ECO Depot land-sale options to be discussed at Monday's town-hall meeting

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Citizens' views about disposal of Shawnigan Lake's controversial ECO Depot lands can be aired during Monday's meeting hosted by the regional board.

The gathering is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Shawingan Lake Community Centre.

That's where Director Bruce Fraser and staff will outline several options about selling all or part of the 22 acres — about half of which is in the agricultural land reserve — destined to be a recycling depot before locals forced a 2011 referendum that defeated the plan, but costing taxpayers around $1.3 million.

Proceeds from selling the 3224 Cameron-Taggart Road site — worth about $600,000 — will head to recycling, garbage and solid-waste services in the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

The board is committed to preserving the site's ALR land for farming, a CVRD release states.


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