Reject report

Reviewing the April 2011 boat launch study prepared by the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; I am extremely disappointed in the consultant's assumptions and conclusions.

Reviewing the April 2011 boat launch study prepared by the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; I am extremely disappointed in the consultant’s assumptions and conclusions.

The report’s findings are based solely on an arbitrary formula with respect to boat capacity on our lakes and population expansion. It completely disregards the environmental impact, increased noise levels and sustainability of our drinking water and its long-term quality.

At a time when we should be encouraging more thoughtful use of our environment, the report recommends irresponsible expansion of motorized boats on both lakes without any mechanism to contain the daily capacity.

I find it inconceivable our community should consider acquiring valuable land at enormous cost to the taxpayer to facilitate expanding parking facilities simply to accommodate more power boats on our lakes at the expense of other users.

In this regard; I would like to encourage the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee and those who are responsible for good government and leadership in this community to make the right decision and reject the consultant’s report in its entirety.

Harry Faulkner

Vernon