Spallumcheen is interested in a regional economic development function.

Economic development divides Spallumcheen council

Council has agreed in principle to have further discussions about a regional function

The vote was close, but Spallumcheen council has agreed in principle to have further discussions regarding a suggested third party delivery model with Community Futures for a rural economic development function.

Spallumcheen’s participation will be, like Armstrong’s contingent on the support of other Regional District of North Okanagan communities.

“Maybe we’d be able to do something with the (Armstrong-Spallumcheen) chamber of commerce,” said Coun. Christine Fraser, who was one of four council members who voted in favour of the motion to continue the discussions.

“We should look at the third-party delivery model and see if it works for us.”

Councillors Joe Van Tienhoven and Ed Hanoski voted in opposition.

“It seems over the years we get these things that start as little things and keeps growing to the point we get stuck in something we don’t want,” said Hanoski.

“I’d like to see the function made in Spallumcheen.”

Van Tienhoven said he was up to hearing more about the Community Futures’ proposal, but said there has to be a need to look at the Spallumcheen community.

Coun. Todd York indicated he was opposed to the motion, but voted in favour in able to have more discussion.

 

 

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