LETTER: Development needed for aging population

LETTER: Development needed for aging population

Are NIMBYs more qualified than the engineers that have done the reports?

Dear Editor:

I have been watching with some amusement the ongoing debate about the Banks Crescent iCasa Resort Living Development.

The NIMBYs are certainly hard at work with their letters of concern and are generally flooding the papers and council with their complaints.

The strange thing is that this developer (Lark Group) seems to have answered or addressed every one of their concerns as well as bent over backwards to sort out the aquifer and fisheries concerns.

Are NIMBYs more qualified than the engineers that have done the reports?

There has been one study done after the next all by qualified individuals and all ending on a positive note.

Now top that off with all the hard work council has so far done to assure the public that all the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed then it’s about time some of us who are the silent majority in this town get active.

It’s time do a little bit of our own letter writing.

I for one am overjoyed that such a project with so many positives is willing to build here in this town.

If we want to sustain our community there is nothing left to us but to grow – and grow we must.

The 400 units of 55 plus condos and assisted living suites means that I will be able to have my parents (both 86, married for 61 years and living in Penticton) close by when the time comes.

I myself turn 60 this year and need to plan for my own golden years.

Let’s face it – we are an aging population here in Summerland.

I’m ready to snap up one of those condos for myself and rent my “too large for the two of us” house out to a family that needs it and the jobs this project will offer.

Carol Hermesh

Summerland