Beautification efforts needed

Shabby building and property frontages need sprucing up in Summerland.

Dear Editor:

After walking my dog this beautiful September morning I felt compelled to write a letter.

As I walked along the waterfront, I felt very grateful for the path along the waterfront, the dog park, the landscape, piers, beaches and parks.

Early fall is such a special time in Summerland. It’s quiet, and still such great weather.

Everything looks pretty with the trees and flowers downtown, purple peonies and butterfly bush on the road medians.

The banners that the Community Arts Council makes are so colourful and fun, they add a lot to the streets of Summerland, they are even at the yacht club and on the waterfront.

Now if only there was something we could do about those frontages who continue to look shabby and uncared for.

Too bad that the tourists at the Summerland Waterfront Resort (which is gorgeous) have to look at run down, dirty, slum like buildings across the street.

Too bad there isn’t something to be done with absentee landlords who simply use our fair town as a business tax write off where they don’t care if their unkept buildings are rented or not.

Some of the downtown businesses have newly painted frontages, and what a huge difference that makes to Main Street.

I would love for Summerland to be the prettiest and proudest little town in the Valley.

It’s almost there, just needs some TLC.

Marcia Stacy

Summerland

 

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