Efforts to better co-ordinate the doings of groups involved in Kelowna’s heritage sector have come to naught.
The city led a review process looking at ways in which organizations such as the Central Okanagan Heritage Society, neighbourhood groups and the Community Heritage Commission might better work together.
But city councillors heard Monday the hoped-for creation of a new heritage council would be “too much change, too soon,” in the opinion of staff.
Coun. Luke Stack said he was disappointed groups that share a common interest in preserving old buildings couldn’t agree on a common governance model.
“I really hoped there would be more of a spirit of co-operation,” Stack said.
In the future, the city will encourage the different groups to try collaborating on a specific project, such as the long-delayed restoration of the Brent’s Grist Mill.