Re: The recent announcement of the joint efforts of Melcor Developments and the City of Kelowna in the construction of walking paths in the Black Mountain area.
We can only hope the project is completed and not left in the disgraceful condition the connection of the old and new sections of Begley Road was left in, yet passed by city inspectors as being up to standard.
What an insult to the residents of the Begley subdivision that caper turned out to be.
If this walking path turns out to be anything like that of the connection of the old and new sections of Begley, users will be expected to negotiate the rock wall adjacent to the junction of Black Mountain Drive and Stockly without so much as a handrail while the city roads department would, I'm sure, in its lack of good judgment, implant a "speed bump" on that rock wall to slow the walker's free-fall descent.
The subject of public safety is of great importance to us in the Black Mountain area, yet it is rather strange that a certain realtor who lives in the area voted at a meeting of the residents association to retain the silly speed bump on lower Begley - the same realtor whose SUV, with the agent's name and address on the rear window, consistently passes all other vehicles travelling at or slightly above the posted speed limit of 60 km/h on Highway 33 in the Black Mountain area.
What a sack of hypocrites developers have bestowed this once prime area.