This letter is in regards to the ongoing saga at 555 East Wade Ave. in Penticton.
As I intently waited for the talk on this property to happen at the most recent council meeting, I was astonished by the eventual outcome.
I honestly thought the bright lights of city council would do right on this one.
Much to my dismay the elected officials didn’t listen to the concerns of neighbours and all who expressed concern as they have now decided due to legal parameters that a demolition permit is in fact not in order, however, a vacant building permit can now be requested by land owners.
So let me get this right, the land owners who don’t live in the city and also who have let this property become an eyesore for the past many years have more rights than that of the surrounding neighbours who live near this unsightly eyesore?
After numerous calls to the local RCMP and the Penticton Bylaw office, our voices still are not being heard. Does the city carry fire insurance when the adjoining properties become demolished due to the crack heads that call it home burn the place up in one of their drunken stupors as Rob Ford from Toronto would say?
In closing, Litke, Konanz and Vassilaki thanks for trying to support the demolition motion, and to the others, good luck come the election time as it’s sooner than you think!