Funds assist park

Thanks to an increase in funding from $8,000 to $12,000 Cherryville’s Hanson Park is getting some much-needed electrical upgrades.

  • Aug. 16, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Thanks to an increase in funding from $8,000 to $12,000 Cherryville’s Hanson Park is getting some much-needed electrical upgrades.

“We have a tender out and we have a contractor lined up and so we’re moving ahead with that,” said  Hank Cameron, with the Regional District of the North Okanagan, which governs the White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee. “We had some funding allocated and we also have to now purchase a new transformer and we have some BC Hydro fees and need to do some excavation because we are going to bury the wires.”

Currently, the park has five different electrical pods, so this will be a big improvement, said Cameron.

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At Monday’s meeting of White Valley Parks, Creation and Culture, the committee gave first, second and third readings to the Manual of Fees and Charges for Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 31, 2018.

“We’re trying to be more flexible in Lumby and so we’ll now let groups rent the hall for a couple of hours instead of half a day,” said Hank Cameron, RDNO Area E director.

“They want to try something new so if it’s a group holding an event or class and they aren’t sure how many will turn up, we want to make it attractive to them, so we’ll do a split where the facility takes 20 per cent of the proceeds and the group takes 80 per cent.”