Unofficial bus stops raise scrutinized

Unofficial bus stop seating has a Coldstream politician worried about liability.

Coun. Glen Taylor says old chairs keep being placed by residents at the transit stops on Aberdeen Road and the condition of the chairs is questionable.

“If someone sits in a chair and it collapses, are we liable? It’s our bus stop,” he said.

Municipal staff has been asked to provide a response to Taylor’s question.

The same issue of chairs at bus stops arose in May 2016, and while there was some talk at the time about constructing a formal transit shelter, no construction has occurred.

Coldstream has also recently received B.C. Transit’s 2016/2017 annual performance summary for Vernon Transit.

“It provides a snapshot of the transit system performance to system level performance targets and peer communities,” said Trevor Seibel, Coldstream’s chief administrative officer, in a memo.

“Staff continues to work with our regional partners on implementing the previously approved transit priorities and the identified administrative issues to improve the operational efficiency and costs associated with the transit system.”

Meeting scrapped

There will be one less opportunity for Coldstream residents to hear from their elected officials.

Council has decided to cancel the regularly scheduled meeting for Sept. 25 because of the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.

The convention runs from Sept. 25 to 29 and it attracts politicians from all municipalities and regional districts in B.C.

There is a council meeting Sept. 11 at the Lavington fire hall.