Achievements
c/o 208 - 1664 Richter St.
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 8N3


Water

  • Supported CWK with the grant request for Rose Valley water treatment plant, lobbied local MPs and MLAs. These efforts will save Lakeview Heights residents approximately $400 per year. Water will still be expensive, just a little less so.
  • Alerting CWK to opportunities to further reduce the cost of water for Lakeview Heights residents.
  • Lobbied CWK to take action to minimise algae blooms in 2019 and avoid boil water issues.

Development

  • Lobbied Boucherie Winery extensively to limit the size of new structures on 811 Douglas to 2 stories from 3, the developer agreed, but CWK did not enforce the agreement.
  • Working closely with developer on Anders Mall and helping shape the development proposal for the Old School Property – highlighted issues to members. CWK recognises that local feeling was a influencing factor in the return to 6 stories and reducing the number of condos by 100, we believe that our extensive leafletting and adverts in local papers were a key step in getting our local voice heard.
  • Brought members concerns on By-law contraventions to CWK attention and agreed on a process for elevating egregious events for rapid action.

Roads

  • Lobbied MOTI for implementation of Boucherie and 97 intersection.
  • Lobbied working party on second crossing and second power line.
  • Lobbied to have Menu and McCallum access to Vineyard Estates for emergency traffic only.

Parks

  • Continued to lobby for more recreational space – a community Park for Lakeview Heights. Lakeview Heights has half the park space that CWK has and we don’t compare favourably with similar towns.  Asked CWK to help to have a Lakeview Heights community park for past 4 years, we have walked Councillors, city staff and the mayor over potential sites. we have explained ways in which the money could be raised without touching existing taxation. The issue is disappearing green space, we still have quite a few large parcels, but without the land we can not improve them. Local businesses have offered to level the land once we have some land. CWK appears to have done little for us. An analysis done by Stan shows that since inception CWK has spent 1% of its parks budget in Lakeview Heights. Has the time arrived for us to act – LHCA members supported exploring a parcel tax of say $50 per year to get a community park in Lakeview, trying to get a meeting with the Mayor to move this forward.
  • Supported the Friends of Mt . Boucherie for preservation of trails and increased parking on Boucherie Mountain.
  • Helped implement a kayak launching facility and part funded a swim platform in Kalamoir park, also worked with FKP to add more land to Kalamoir Park
  • Lobbied to have the Vineyard Estates development create more car parking for Boucherie Rush and trails.

Other

  • Lobbied CWK on Ourtoland/ Lakeview Trail – Rita Milne Way - and formalisation of Gant Rd. to Lakeview Rd Right-of-Way and CWK installation of the staircase for better and safer access to Thacker Rd.
  • Conducted a survey of our members to determine some of their priorities and updated it for 2018. Water is by far and away the most important issue (68%) with Development next (40%), then roads (35%), then parks (30%), and sidewalks (30%). This is evaluated by 13.3% response members who chose from 14 potential priorities and could add any others they wished.
  • Provided input to CWK staff on signage, budget, Grizzli Lounge License Boucherie Winery expansion and many other items.
  • Helped members with storm water issues.
  • Distribute communications from the CWK and produce a Newsletter for our members.
  • Laid the ground work for the changes required by the new BC Society act to become a member funded society.
  • Lobbied the CWK about drug paraphernalia in parks and maintaining access for the public to Lakefront beaches.
  • Provided input to the Marijuana Task Force.
  • Highlighted concerns about Urban Deer to CWK.