Comments postponed until March 3 hearing

Council did not receive public comments on the proposed growth plan during the discussion or after the meeting on Feb. 11

While the public gallery was full for the first reading of Summerland’s proposed Urban Growth Plan on Tuesday evening, council did not receive public comments on the plan during the discussion or after the meeting.

The room was filled to capacity, with several standing at the rear of the crowded space.

Mayor Janice Perrino said public comments should be made at a special meeting at the Arena Banquet Room on March 3 at 7 p.m.

“Everyone will have their point of view fairly heard,” she said, but added that applause and cheering will not be tolerated at the public hearing, in order not to intimidate any of the potential speakers present.

Perrino’s comments were made following a round of applause for statements by Coun. Peter Waterman, in opposition to the proposed growth plan.

Following the council meeting, during a public question period, Mike Holler said the applause was misinterpreted.

“These people did not come here to intimidate anyone,” he said. “They were just showing support for a viewpoint.”

The public hearing on March 3 will begin with an open house from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 7 p.m.

Written submissions and comments submitted by email will also be received until the public hearing.

 

Just Posted

Albas takes on mortgage changes in town hall

Conservative MP mostly echoed chamber of commerce concerns but sparred with one attendee on details

Okanagan losing battle to preserve wetlands

Political will called for to create and enforce mitigation standards

Princeton woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

South Okanagan curling team sweeps into BC Games

Team consisting of Summerland and Penticton players qualifies for the BC Games

Interior Health managers voice discontent

Negative comments about work culture aimed at CEO Chris Mazurkewich.

OK Falls pot shop vandalized a week after opening

Windows were smashed Wednesday evening and spray paint called the owner a “goof” and a “pedo”

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

Double-doubles and demonstrations: Employees rally outside Tim Hortons

Protests held in response to Ontario franchise owners cutting employee benefits and breaks

It’s all in the black for Roots & Blues

While they didn’t rake in the dough, the 2017 event made a modest profit

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Botox, bomb shelters, and the blues: one year into Trump presidency

A look into life in Washington since Trump’s inauguration

Albas takes on mortgage changes in town hall

Conservative MP mostly echoed chamber of commerce concerns but sparred with one attendee on details

Christopher Garnier appealing murder conviction in death of off-duty cop

Jury found Garnier guilty in December, rejecting his claim she died accidentally during rough sex

Most Read