Next we have the Cedar Fiasco, where the GVP, in it's misguided wisdom last summer, planted a number of trees on the lawn along the riparian zone, presumably to become pee posts for the dogs and a slalom course for the lawn mower man. Naturally, the trees did poorly and were removed this spring.
Finally, the skate board park beside the hockey rink is a perpetual litter zone, without a functional garbage receptacle as the kids use it as a play thing. Why not put a no littering sign up and bolt the garbage can to the concrete. The constant flow of junk food litter blows into the riparian zone or is mulched up by the lawnmower man on his weekly rounds. Nobody picks up after the kids.
Now I was quite irritated by Morningstar editorialists [opinion makers]and some Vernon politicians complaining about Coldstream Council wanting to review their participation in the GVS. It seems they view it as a sacred cow beyond reproach and accountability. I resent their meddling and encourage council to pay no attention to their unwarranted pressures. This is no trivial issue as I pay about 14% of my taxes for park services which in my opinion appears wanting.