Low-speed vehicles gain consideration on Vernon roads

The City of Vernon will consider a bylaw that would allow low-speed vehicles to operate on local roads.

The City of Vernon will consider a bylaw that would allow low-speed vehicles to operate on local roads.

Council voted unanimously to consider such a bylaw following a presentation at the May 28 council meeting by Vernon resident Geoff Elliott.

The low-speed vehicles can be insured and licensed and would only be allowed on roads where the speed is 50 kilometres an hour or below.

“They are a step above a golf cart,” said Elliott on May 28. “They have all of the lights, seatbelts and a windshield.”

Staying with the film

Vernon council will notify the Okanagan Film Commission that it plans to rescind its motion to withdraw from the commission.

Council had notified the OFC it planned to withdraw, but stated that was just a housekeeping move.

“It’s important for us to stay in the film commission, they do a lot of good work,” said Coun. Patrick Nicol.

The pipes are calling

Council unanimously agreed to a finance committee recommendation of a one-time grant in the amount of $2,500 to the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band.

The grant was given as council feels the pipe band are ambassadors for the city.

The money, which will come from the city’s arts and culture reserve, will help the Highlanders with rental fees for the Vernon Rec Centre auditorium.