Port McNeill town council has decided against
building a structure in Legacy Park.
Council heard a report from town staff about
expanding the scope of the park.
The town had previously obtained a grant
from the Western Economic Diversification to
partially fund an open shelter adjacent to the
The shelter would have been a post-and-beam
structure comprised primarily of cedar beams.
A cedar shake roof would have completed the
structure. The cost of the entire project broke
down as follows:
• Site preparation — $3,500;
• Lumber (delivered to site) — $8,000;
• Shakes (delivered to site) — $3,000;
• Assembly — $8,000;
• Garden materials — $1,500;
Total cost — $24,000.
The town would have had to spend $15,000 of
taxpayer money in order to complete the project.
Port McNeill Mayor Shirley Ackland said the
reason the project was rejected by council was
due to there not being enough time to finish the
work, which would have had to be completed
by March 31 to meet the grant specifications.
Ackland also said council was not happy with
the location of the proposed structure.