Workload becomes an issue for GVAC

Greater Vernon politicians are trying to digest everything on their plate.

Establishing priorities is likely as the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee faces restructuring and a significant number of big-budget capital items.

“If we can bite these things off into smaller chunks, it would be easier,” said chairperson Mike Macnabb of meetings with specific issues.

Among the topics are the structure of recreation services as well as culture and youth programs. On top of this, there is planning for an April 6 referendum to borrow funds for a sports complex next to Okanagan College.

A review of the $100 million master water plan is also underway.

“That deserves a lot of attention. It’s a huge topic,” said Macnabb.

GVAC directors have also agreed to a process to determine the long-term needs for the art gallery and museum.

The committee must also develop its overall budget for 2013.

With so much on their agenda, director Jim Garlick believes there must be co-operation among the  politicians and staff.

“If we want these things to move forward smoothly, we need to keep people informed,” he said of circulating details about the various projects.



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