Clean up call

A local couple wants council to clean up the city’s act between Okanagan Street and the mall.

A local couple wants council to clean up the city’s act between Okanagan Street and the mall.

Specifically they have asked council to consider putting up two metal, bear-proof garbage containers on the walking trail between those two points.

Larry and Kathy Walker say that part of the trail system is now littered with paper, bottles and dog droppings both on the sidewalk and on the grass either side of it.

“This is a health hazard and detracts from our beautiful surroundings,” they wrote.

They said they had in the past asked various city department heads to correct the situation but without success due to budget constraints and vandals having destroyed those that were once there.

“This response is unacceptable,” they concluded.

Administration has passed the letter on to mayor and council as a 2011 capital budget request.

As such it will be considered when budget deliberations take place in late February.