Parkland fund of no interest to city

Any plans to create a regional parks system will find Enderby sitting on the sidelines.

Any plans to create a regional parks system will find Enderby sitting on the sidelines.

City council decided Monday not to participate in a regional parkland legacy fund being proposed by the Regional District of North Okanagan.

“The city has no regional park potential and we are already involved in a sub-regional function with Area F,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

As part of the process, RDNO has investigated the system used by the Regional District of Central Okanagan in which member communities provide funds to purchase and maintain lands of regional significance.

Presently, the six municipalities within RDNO are being asked if they are interested in the concept.

“The electoral area directors on Oct. 4 provided support in principle for the establishment of the legacy fund,” said Anthony Kittel, RDNO’s regional growth strategy co-ordinator.

However, Cyr insists that Enderby must consider the budget implications when new services are created as well as continuing with existing programs for residents.

“We have other financial pressures like restorative justice and possibly forming a group to look after the (Shuswap) watershed,” he said.

 

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