- 2015 Federal Election
Naramata land battle settled for $250,000
A long-running land battle in Naramata has been settled for $250,000.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen announced Thursday it had come to terms with the Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative on the purchase of a waterfront property beside Wharf Park.
Roughly 1,600 square meters in size, the site is already home to an RDOS pump house.
While the local government had a right-of-way on the property for its infrastructure, its ongoing presence on the land had become the subject of debate.
The site was listed for sale by the OTFC as part of a three-piece package that also included the old Naramata packing house across the street. The entire package is still listed at $7.5 million.
The RDOS had contemplated a land swap deal with the OTFC, but public opposition killed the idea. The property was also subject to a civil lawsuit filed by the OTFC that was due back in court this month.
RDOS chief administrative officer Bill Newell said the out-of-court settlement has ended the case.