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Coldstream plans for head of Kal Lake move forward

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Pride flag requested to be flown; building permits up significantly in 2023
A new dock at Kalamalka Beach in Coldstream is slated to be part of the district’s Head of the Lake plan for the north end of the lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

Coldstream council is moving ahead with plans for the head of Kalamalka Lake.

The Head of the Lake Plan advisory committee submitted three recommendations to council, all approved at the district’s regular meeting Monday, July 10.

The district will issue an open call for formal written submissions that include recommendations on improvements to Kalamalka Beach and the Head of the Lake Neighbourhood, to be submitted prior to Sept. 15. A news release with more information will be issued in the coming days (to ensure you receive this call for submissions directly to your inbox, please subscribe to the district news feed).

The municipality is developing a Head of the Lake Plan for the non-residential lands surrounding Kal Beach, between Pumphouse Beach and Kalavista Boat Launch.

Former mayor-now-councillor Jim Garlick said prior to the municipal elections in October 22 that the plan will be the district’s tool for determining how to make improvements to Kal Beach and the surrounding area.

Showing Pride

Vernon Pride Society president Abbie Wilson and other society members were on hand at the meeting requesting the district fly the Progress Pride Flag from Aug. 7-14, in recognition of Pride Week.

Council will make a decision on the request at its next meeting Monday, July 24. If approved, the Pride Society will host a small event at Cenotaph Park for the raising of the flag.

Busy builders

It’s been a banner year to date for building starts within the district.

Coldstream has processed more than $35 million in building permits in 2023, up $15 million from the same time frame in 2022.

The construction value of the 17 permits that were issued in June was a total of $6.04 million, up a whopping $5.6 million from 2022.

Among the 17 permits included one accessory building, two additions, four multi-family dwellings, two sewer connections, three swimming pools, two renovations and three single family dwellings.

Painting the box

The anticipated start date of the Creekside Park Lacrosse Box paint surfacing options has been set back to September 2023 from late August.

Council approved the application of an acrylic coating to the pavement surface at the box in advance of upcoming line painting. As a result, anticipated start date for the project will now be in September.

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