Lights, not roundabouts, are neeed

Mayor Janice Perrino is proposing another circle of irritation at Victoria Road South and Prairie Valley Road.

Dear Editor:

Another roundabout.

Mayor Janice Perrino is proposing another circle of irritation at Victoria Road South and Prairie Valley Road.

This intersection is one of Summerland’s busiest four-way stops and is well travelled by logging trucks, waste disposal trucks, citizens going back and forth to the landfill, James Lake Industrial Area employees and all the people who live and must use this corner to carry on with their daily lives.

The other two roundabouts are a bone of contention with big rigs and I wonder if Mayor Perrino has ever driven a logging truck, fire truck, waste removal vehicle, ambulance, moving truck or any other large vehicle.

Summerland is in desperate need of new business and industry locating here and this Old English quaint approach is not going to do it.

Tourist business can only do so much for a short period of time and it is the rest of the year that is a strain on our local merchants.

Back to the roundabout, has anyone on council made any inquiries about traffic lights at that intersection? To my way of thinking, this would satisfy all concerned.

I think Summerland is a wonderful place to live and bring up a family so my wish for 2012 is that our small town can become vibrant once again.

B. Hackett

Summerland