Property is leased by Mountain View

The acreage adjacent to mine is leased by Mountain View for storage.

Dear Editor:

I’m writing this letter in regards to the property next to mine at 14412 Garnett Ave. in Summerland.

I have a house and five acres. It is in the land that was in the exclusion to be removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

The acreage adjacent to mine is leased by Mountain View for storage.

I’m sorry that this new council would like to rescind the application.

I for one would not subdivide but am looking at the long range. I watched a television program on the drought in California. They stated that Oregon and British Columbia had climates similar to California.

I’ve lived in Summerland since 1970. At that time, we were in business and sponsors of the Welcome Wagon. At that time, we had everything here.

Now with business paying 26 per cent and agriculture paying less than one per cent (last council’s figures) we see far too many vacant shops in town.

The Boerboom family are some of the hardest working people I know. They wouldn’t be leasing property if they could expand to a better location.

Jessie Cosgrove

Summerland