Letter: Put Lake back into Williams Lake

Live, Work, and Play! This seems to be the message I get from the current city council of Williams Lake.


Live, Work, and Play! This seems to be the message I get from the current city council of Williams Lake.

I have lived here all my life and this is a phrase I keep hearing, they want us to stay here, work and play in the city.

If this is true then why are they voting to close down access to the lake?

Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Our lake is the biggest feature in this city, wouldn’t they want to promote that and encourage people to get out there and enjoy it?

As a young adult I couldn’t be more aggravated than I am right now after hearing this disturbing news this morning.

Our mayor and councillors recommended to vote either in favour or against to close down one of our boat launches on South Lakeside Drive and put a steel gate across it.

To me this is an outrage as the lake only has a handful of access points, one of which is Scout Island.

This launch is terrible, the ramp is too steep, the concrete is so slippery.

I have actually had to hook onto vehicles and pull them out, and the parking space for trailers is limited.

Usually you can find two or three cars parked in the handful of spaces, leaving boaters no choice but to pack up and go somewhere else.

When the final decision on this matter was made on Nov. 4, I highly hope they reconsidered this matter.

This city could have so much potential but the current mayor and a few members of our council are dragging it down.

It is time to speak up Williams Lake.

We need some positive change and we have the opportunity to do just that on Nov. 15 when we get out and vote.

Let’s get our city back and put the Lake back in Williams Lake.

Matt Gertzen

Williams Lake

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