Tuesday 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Oliver Community Hall
Discuss ways of slowing traffic
And a plan for a very small park at the “Bridge”
This strip of land south of new hotel primarily designed to be a brief rest stop and launch pad for those using the hike and bike trail. A needed resource for the weary and those ready for action. Could be Legacy Park, Clarence Park, Centennial South Park, Trump’s offer for a Peace Park with Canada. God only know and there will be no referendum.
Simple answer – Bridge Park, across the street from the kid’s spray park and adjacent to the river, Kiwanis Rest Stop and Old Stockers Diamond. All 4* corners in the hands of the people…. wait for it – of Oliver.
Visitors have so many places to go to and stay in.
Back to the meeting, a public forum – three staff members, one ex staff member, one ex councillor, 2 present councilors, one owner of a tree legged dog, a number of pioneers, a number of the newly arrived. Rotating out over time the room with about 10 people who pay taxes in town – Oliver.
Ultimately up to staff to recommend ideas and for the elected officials to reject. More important than both subjects on the agenda the fate of a lot of land north of the hotel – sell it or keep it.
I think the mindset has changed from sell sell sell to keep it for us. Oliver needs choices and opportunities not cash to buy up public land for profit.
Bit of a rant here folks – well deserved in my opinion. Oh did I miss out on the speed bumps?? Not rocket science. Slow it down. More enforcement. Yup I love a speed trap and a radar gun when it comes to sidewalks, crosswalks and downtowns with NO by-pass for truckers and speeders.