Former Lake Country councillor not a fan of funding for Gable Beach

Jeanette Lambert said funding requests by a community association could be utilized elsewhere

Carr’s Landing’s former councillor was critical of a community association’s request for funding to upgrade Gable Beach.

As a Carr’s Landing resident, Jeanette Lambert said the Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association’s requests to upgrade Gable Beach would be better put towards other parks in the area, during a council meeting Tuesday night.

“We have existing parks, that with a bit of tweaking, could be improved than starting from scratch,” she said.

The association listed funds to update Gable Beach to a maintained area, and for funding for an assessment, capital upgrades and operating funds for maintenance.

Other requests include improvements to Coral Beach for safer beach access, and operating funds to eradicate invasive weed species, and a planning study for the 2020 budget, to include fire protection for wildland interface, enhancements to Marshall Park and community boat launch safety and improvements, according to a report that was presented during Tuesday night’s council meeting.

RELATED: Gable Beach bench plans move ahead in Lake Country

The association also recommended a Carr’s Landing Sector Plan for 2020.

Lambert said a select few are using Gable Beach, and funds would be better applied to make roads safer with bike and walking paths.

Kevin Black, with the community association, said he agreed that not everyone in Carr’s Landing believes the same thing as the association.

He said Coral Beach is highly used, it’s overrun on weekends, it’s congested and there are safety concerns.

Black said that by improving and enhancing Gable Beach, it improves people’s access to water.

For the 2018 budget, $50,000 was allocated for Lake Country’s park signage.

@carliberry_
carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Okanagan Symphony maestro joins KSS Music Showcase

OSO music direcor Rosemary Thomsom will MC the upcoming display of Okanagan music talent

Inaugural Barrels & Berms SBX World Cup continues at Big White

The snowboard cross event brings in Canadian and national stars

Rockets get healthy, snap streak with 3-2 win over T-Birds

Kelowna looks for more wins Saturday with the first of back-to-back games with Giants

Language course helps to revitalize Okanagan First Nation language

“Learning a Language: nsyilxcən for Everyone” course kicks off in Kelowna on Feb. 4

Peachland looks to hire climate action coordinator

Coordinator would help city reach its carbon reduction goals

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

Help sought in developing family practices in South Okanagan and Similkameen

An estimated 15,000 people in region do not have a family doctor

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

UBC grad and sister killed in Iran plane crash had bright futures ahead, close friend says

Asadi-Lari siblings Mohammad Hussein and Zeynab were two of 57 Canadians aboard downed Flight PS752

Animal lovers cautioned against feeding urban deer – even if they beg at the window

Even if the deer press their little faces against your kitchen window… Continue reading

Highway 1 closed near Golden for high avalanche danger

DriveBC does not give an estimation for reopening

Second earthquake in two days strikes near Agassiz

A 2.6-magnitude recorded Saturday morning

Most Read