Residents want the tennis court at Deerk Park

Residents want the tennis court at Deerk Park

Vernon residents want tennis court fixed

Residents have expressed concern about the condition of the Deer Park tennis court

Residents in a Vernon neighbourhood aren’t pleased with a recreational amenity.

Coun. Brian Quiring says residents have expressed concern about the condition of the Deer Park tennis court at the end of Tronson Road.

“They hope the city will do maintenance this fall because the tennis court is full of moss,” he said.

“If it sits over winter, the tennis court could be ruined.”

City staff will report back to council on the tennis court.

FOI rules fine-tuned

There have been some minor changes to the City of Vernon’s Freedom of Information bylaw.

Primarily, the new document provides for more basic language than the original bylaw created in 1994.

The fee structure also now reflects the modern era.

“We are still charging for floppy disks,” said Sue Blakely, legislative services manager.

Council must still give final adoption to the FOI bylaw.

Tree remains

A tree will remain firmly rooted despite blocking the view of some residents.

Vernon city staff have reviewed a request from council to determine if a tree at Bella Vista Road and Lakeridge Drive could be trimmed to re-establish views for up-hill property owners.

“The city receives a number of request annually to trim city-owned trees that are obstructing views,” states a staff report.

“Historically, the city has taken the position that the protection of the tree takes precedent over the establishment or re-establishment of views and these requests have been denied.”