Goals set for coming year

Municipal council has set its goals and objectives for the coming year, but the list looks much like previous goals.

Municipal council has set its goals and objectives for the coming year, but the list looks much like the goals which had been put in place previously.

The latest goals document is an updated version of the goals and objectives adopted a year ago.

Six goals have been identified.

o Work towards establishing Summerland as a sustainable community

o Assist the social development of the community

o Be a leader in the protection of the environment

o Assist in the economic strengthening of the community

o Ensure the District of Summerland operations are effective and efficient

o Ensure the District’s limited financial resources are focussed on council priorities.

While the goals are close to last year’s goals, Mayor Janice Perrino said the details have shifted.

Last year, the upgrade work on Prairie Valley Road and the construction of the roundabout demanded much time and attention.

She said the cost of the road upgrade and other significant projects in recent years have added up for the municipality.

“We have to work at getting our financial house into a better place,” she added.

This year, because that project has been completed, the municipality will take on some small jobs.

One of the next upgrade projects in Summerland involves road work and water system work in Garnett Valley.

Both have been identified as priorities, but the projects must be done together, Perrino said.

“Garnett Valley Road is going to be a huge challenge,” she said.

 

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