Busy UBCM for Enderby

It's going to be a busy week for members of Enderby council.

The Union of B.C. Municipalities conference starts Monday and Mayor Greg McCune said he and the five councillors in attendance have 19 meetings set up over five days.

That's on top of regular conference events.

McCune said they plan on meeting with the Ministry of Transportation to discuss traffic congestion in the community 30 minutes from Vernon on Highway 97A.

Every summer for the past few years, the scenic town has endured bumper-to-bumper traffic. McCune said the ministry is aware of the situation and plans on taking action.

McCune also wants to address the number of conservation officers in the province, saying more are needed.

Enderby is surrounded by the great outdoors and is a mecca for fishing, camping, hiking and hunting, but the area hills have also become a dumping ground.

“Right now there is a lot of illegal dumping out there,” said McCune who believes more conservation officers would go a long way in deterring illegal dumping.

McCune believes that once a few people are caught and fined, word will spread.

“There is only a handful of officers right now,” he said, adding if more were available they could work in teams and concentrate on problem areas.

“We think it's not too much to ask,” he said. “We are always saying it's a beautiful province so let's put our money where our mouth is and keep it that way.”

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