Town of Oliver’s council has now approved a “new” lease on life for the Oliver and District Heritage Society by providing a 20 year – $1 a year – lease arrangement on town property (including Archives and Museum buildings). The deal struck calls for routine maintenance to be done by the Society formerly done by the landlord.
Council will also pay for a new heating and air conditioning system for the 1924 dated BC Police building where the museum exhibits are currently stored and displayed.
The Heritage Society is a joint function of the RDOS (Area C and Town of Oliver). The $1 year lease could amount to a subsidy of a $250 thousand over the life of the lease.
Insurance will be covered by the town through its insurer but paid for by the Society.