Cherryville facilities funded

The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee has developed its 2016 draft budget

Additional recreational amenities are proposed for Cherryville and Lumby.

The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee has developed its 2016 draft budget and it includes a 2.5 per cent increase in expenditures.

“We need to maintain the requirements of the facilities and services we provide,” said Rick Fairbairn, chairperson.

Among the items in the budget is $50,000 towards a concrete slab for Cherryville’s outdoor ice rink.

“The concrete surface means the facility can be used year-round,” said Tannis Nelson, community development co-ordinator.

A contribution of $10,000 will also go towards a new playground in Cherryville’s Hanson Park and $6,500 for art classes in Cherryville.

The budget includes an additional $130,000 for reserves.

“We are trying to build up our reserves in case of equipment replacement,” said Fairbairn.

While the budget is climbing by 2.5 per cent, that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what residents will be paying.

“We looked at actual growth in the community so the impact for taxpayers will be more about two per cent,” said Nelson.

The budget must still be approved by the Regional District of North Okanagan.

“Staff did a fantastic job of a minimal tax requisition while maintaining services,” said director Randal Ostafichuk.

 

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