Clean house in West Kelowna

Penticton Herald - - LETTERS -

Dear Ed­i­tor: West Kelowna Coun­cil is mak­ing the CTV Na­tional News due its in­com­pe­tence with its Boucherie Road Wine Trail.

Yes, there was Ros­alind Neis with her mea­sur­ing tape show­ing all watch­ing just how bad it was. Per­son­ally, I like Ros­alind, and she’s the only per­son cur­rently on coun­cil worth vot­ing for in my opin­ion. Although this ma­neu­ver was noth­ing more than po­lit­i­cal grand­stand­ing at this time.

How and why this could even oc­cur is be­yond my com­pre­hen­sion. Do the mayor, coun­cilors and en­gi­neers not step-out to over­see any of the prized projects they have au­tho­rized and are in­volved in?

Surely to God they must, but it doesn’t ap­pear that way. So how could this project get so far ahead of it­self that the road­way is now con­sid­ered too “nar­row” and how and why would tele­phone poles be left in the mid­dle of the side­walks?

How, how, how if we had a com­pe­tent coun­cil?

It was first re­ported in the Cap­i­tal News on Aug. 17 by Ed­ward White af­ter he saw the curb­ing be­ing poured on Boucherie in early Au­gust. He mea­sured the road width only to be 21 feet, 7 inches (6.6m) wide. Mr. White states he is an ex­pe­ri­enced driver and pulls a 40-foot fifth wheel RV around North Amer­ica.

He stated in his ar­ti­cle that two units like his pass­ing in op­po­site di­rec­tions would likely have only inches be­tween their mir­rors. What if one of these ve­hi­cles was a semi or large truck, and what if your kids were walk­ing along the road dodg­ing those tele­phone posts?

Mayor Doug Find­later is proud of his 100 per cent at­ten­dance at coun­cil meet­ings. Do­ing what, for the cit­i­zens of West Kelowna? Push­ing for a new City Hall in down­town West­bank!

I have heard and read more in­for­ma­tion from the city man­ager Jim Zaffino, and quite pos­si­bly it has been more ac­cu­rate as well.

These peo­ple on coun­cil want to be re­elected. Boy-oh-boy, do we need to give our heads a shake if we go out and do that.

Ask your­self, what have they done, or what are they do­ing for “all” res­i­dents of our com­mu­nity be­fore you place your “X” be­side their name.

David W. Kuhn West Kelowna

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