Juliette Cunningham

Juliette Cunningham to continue as GVAC chair

Committee re-elects Vernon city councillor by acclamation

Vernon city councillor Juliette Cunningham has been re-elected by acclamation to serve another term as chair of the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee.

Jim Garlick, who represents Coldstream, was voted by committee members to serve as vice-chair, also by acclamation.

Cunningham is completing her fourth year as head of the advisory committee.

She said the GVAC will “have a lot of things on our plate” heading into 2018.

She cited the consultant study expected to be done by April of next year to co-locate the museum and art gallery together under one roof along with allotting some space for community groups to use as well.

“The consultant is working with the user groups on that right now and there will also be some opportunity for public input before the report is done,” Cunningham said.

She said the Okanagan Rail Trail will also garner considerable attention from the committee as the evolution of that project moves from development to management issues, with an array of decisions pending from where trail amenities such as washrooms and picnic tables are located to the involvement of a First Nations historical perspective on information signage.

“We’ll have to make some decisions around the BX Ranch and issues around local parks. With the BX Ranch, I don’t think the idea of an agriculture park is in question. The bigger question is would it be a regional district park or electoral area park function…so there will be some debate about that in January.”



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