A group dedicated to protecting a local lake has a place to call home.
Coldstream council voted Monday to lease the log house on Kalavista Drive to the Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake for a one-year trial.
“The community has supported that idea,” said Coun. Richard Enns.
“SPrKL is a good organization that benefits Kalamalka Lake.”
SPrKL will pay $1,000 to rent the structure.
But before occupancy can occur, some work has to be done.
The district will apply for a Municipal Insurance Association grant for electrical upgrades, which are estimated at $7,000.
There will also be $500 spent on carpentry work in the kitchen.
SPrKL will be required to enter into the lease with the district before electrical upgrades begin.
“It may not be before Feb. 1 that we start paying rent,” said Maria Besso, with the society.
“Once the electrical upgrades get done, we can start planning for the 2016 lake monitoring season.”
The lease agreement is for just one year but Enns hopes there can be a long-term relationship between the district and SPrKL.
“There’s a lot of positives that can come out of this,” he said.