The public spoke and Williams Lake City Council listened.
Council unanimously passed a motion Tuesday evening to not sell any of the five parks it was considering disposing of.
Councillor Ivan Bonnell, says it was 25 years ago when the same topic was at the table.
“The thinking was at the time that maybe you could dispose of them to build other amenities in other areas of the parklands in the community. The response that came out then at that point in time was pretty loud and vocal as it was this time around. I was glad to see that sentiments haven’t changed in the community over 30 years. Everybody’s still passionately in support of their green spaces and parks, so that’s good to see.”
The discussion of possibly selling Beauchamp Park, Johnson Street Park, Gibbon Street Park, Patrick Reid Park, and the Twelfth Avenue Tot Park started in 2010 under the 10 Year Parks, Trails, and Outdoor recreation master plan.
Bonnell says the Community Services Committee will now be reviewing the comments received from last month’s public open house and report back to Council on matters such as maintenance,amenities, and other usages for those parks.