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Vernon council reluctant to endorse vote on new art gallery

Mayor Rob Sawatzky says there are a few steps to be considered first before Vernon council will back a new art gallery going to referendum. - Photo submitted
Mayor Rob Sawatzky says there are a few steps to be considered first before Vernon council will back a new art gallery going to referendum.
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Vernon politicians are taking a go-slow approach over a proposed new art gallery.

The city's economic development committee recommended Monday that council support a referendum on an art gallery being held concurrently with a vote on an Okanagan College sports facility in the spring. However, council instead decided to inform the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee that only the economic development committee, at this time, supports holding a referendum.

Mayor Rob Sawatzky says his council is reluctant to take a formal stand yet, largely because the city's regional partners have not had a formal discussion on an art gallery yet.

"There are some council members that have not seen the proposal and not seen the specifics. They are being cautious," he said.

One politician is also expressing concern that the art gallery plan doesn't completely meet the needs of the community.

"I'd like to see the museum and art gallery together in one location and that's not covered," said Coun. Catherine Lord.

Look for more details in Wednesday's Morning Star.

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