Common ground on shrubs?

The knights who say "Ni" might need to weigh in if the city of Vernon and the residents of Turtle Mountain can't reach a consensus on a landscaping plan for the community.

Council will need to decide what level of shrubbery and other items to approve heading into 2020 as they take over the planting and maintenance of the boulevards from the developer.​

Landscaping plan in works

The process has been fraught with tension as homeowners in the development pushed to save the existing level of landscaping in their community.

Kendra Kryszak, the city's manager of parks and public spaces, is recommending the standard service level of maintenance for the remainder of 2019 at a budgeted cost of $47,500 to be sourced from the 2018 year-end unexpended and uncommitted balance.

"Administration will continue to irrigate all boulevards, mow the grass, line trim when needed, complete the fall clean up, winterize the irrigation system, start the pruning of the trees and the replacement of the dead trees.," Kryszak said in her recommendation to council. "The shrubs will not be maintained until an accepted concept is approved by council."

Council voted to go back to the residents and consult on a new plan after the July 29 meeting saw an overflow crowd pack the chambers in protest of the proposed reduction in landscaping levels from those set by Wesbild.

Council is expected to debate the recommendation in Monday's regular meeting, which starts at 1:30 p.m.

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