Water upgrades were the result of long effort

A very special thanks must be given to former councillor Marty Van Alphen.

Dear Editor:

Congratulations Summerland. After many years of hard work by staff and previous councils, the funding by the federal and provincial Government for the Garnett Valley/Jones Flat water upgrades, separation and road improvements has finally been awarded.

Many thanks to MP Dan Albas and MLA Dan Ashton for your continual support for our community.

A very special thanks must be given to former councillor Marty Van Alphen.

During his election campaign in 2011 he promised to work hard to see this project come to fruition. He never missed a meeting with our Premier, ministry aids and staff to support and advocate on behalf of the residents of Garnet Valley.

While at the UBCM last September he was told his work was being noticed and for the first time we felt positive news was imminent. The news came after Marty’s term in office.

Councillor Marty Van Alphen; you helped to make this happen and you deserve thanks. Congratulations and well done.

We look forward to seeing the construction start soon.

Janice Perrino

Summerland

 

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