Moving on but keeping watch

Resident still concerned about the financial impact of the rail trail purchase

Let me begin by saying I am very disappointed that we did not get more no votes in the recent referendum in Lake Country.

The people of Lake Country have spoken and have given the district the authority  to borrow $2.6 million to purchase the old CN railway, so we have to move on.

As for me, I have lived here all of my life and will continue to make sure the district and Mayor James Baker live up to their big promise that they can both fund the trail and fix up our roads, sewer and water quality.

Some roads that need immediate attention are Carr’s Landing Road, Okanagan Centre East Road, Okanagan Centre West Road and Beaver Lake Road.

I would also like to see the district bring our water quality up to Interior Health standards so we won’t have to continue getting boil water notices.

I have no idea how they will do all of this as the District of Lake Country is behind $160 million in infrastructure and $10 million in debt.

I will also make sure Duane Thompson and his rail trail group live up to their claims that they can raise up to $10 million  in grants and donations to upgrade the railway in to a walking/biking trail.

I also think now is the time that this same group should tell us who are the two people that are donating $350,000 and do they have that money in the bank now.

Ron Volk

Lake Country

Vernon Morning Star

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