|Take one pool contractor. Add two engineering firms and two Manitoba
Health representatives. Stir in countless e-mail messages and phone
calls. Then add several personal visits to offices in Winnipeg,
du Bonnet. Bake for more than two excruciating months.
So what does this recipe yield? One permit to construct a semi-public
pool! The good news we had so long awaited finally came last Monday:
"Manitoba Health has completed its review of your Registration/Application
Form (and required documents) for the construction of a new swimming pool
in the R.M. of Brokenhead. Please consider this e-mail approval
to proceed with construction of the facility."
With this approval now in hand, we believe that we have finally cleared
what we regard as our last significant red tape hurdle in the development
of Naturist Legacy Park!
Does this mean that we're finished with red tape? Not in this lifetime,
unfortunately! However, the red tape that we'll continue to face in the
future is process-related rather than development-related. In other words,
it will deal mostly with yearly operating permits and simple building permits
rather than the kinds of development permits that, if denied, could actually
hinder or even halt the progress of our park. Those dreadful uncertainties
are hopefully now behind us.
We will soon begin construction of the fence that will surround our
new pool. Several more trees will need to be removed first before that
work can get underway. We'll need to leave a portion of one side of the
fence open to accommodate the excavator used by the pool installers. We
expect them to start their work soon after the weather is appropriate for
We also expect to see our electrician on site again soon. He needs to
finish his work on the washrooms and complete the wiring for the pool equipment
and for our overnight RV sites.
We have a multitude of other jobs large and small that we'll be working
on as the weather continues to improve. Your volunteer help will once again
be needed and very much appreciated!
2012 promises to be yet another transformational year at Naturist Legacy
Park! We're anxious to get started!
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