Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Digging up a new development policy

I thought I would make a wonderful suggestion to city council and the planning department.

Why not install flood lights at 175 Kinney Ave. for the developer to have the construction crew work 24-7? After all, we have listened to construction crews and work start up shortly after 6:30 a.m. Generally though the machinery racket starts around 7 a.m. and continues for 10 hours or more weekdays and weekends.

Just think of what they could accomplish if allowed to work 24-7? Bylaws in Vancouver and Toronto prohibit private property construction on Sunday.

I won’t get into the dust control situation on over two acres — only to say it is practically non-existent until a few nearby home owners call city hall.

The developer talked the city into several construction changes for this property always conveying the message they were great corporate citizens elsewhere. I’d say that reputation elsewhere is a crock of baloney.

Joanie Green