Council Briefs ~ Tribute to Mayor Brown

Mayor Frank Armitage paid tribute to former Princeton Mayor David Brown who passed away at Ridgewood Lodge last week.

Barb Gagnon

Barb Gagnon

A motion made by Councillor Marilyn Harkness and seconded by Councillor Doug Pateman was carried, to provide a letter from Council in support of the Artist for Life Initiative presented by Barb Gagnon at the regular meeting of Council of Feb. 17.

The initiative is to provide residents with an outlet for self-expression for those who experience emotional, cognitive and/or physical disablilites.

A motion to issue a Development Permit No. DP 01-14 for the property located at 77 Billiter Ave., (Dr. Smith’s former office) was passed enabeling the owner to conduct renovations. The property is in the C-3 Zoning (mixed use permitted) and will be partially residential with office space located in the front.

Mayor Frank Armitage paid tribute to former Princeton Mayor David Brown who passed away at Ridgewood Lodge last week. David Brown served as Princeton Mayor from Dec. 1971 to Oct. 1979. One of the proudest achievements during his term was the opening of the 4000 ft paved runway of the Princeton Airport on  Aug. 31, 1979.

Mayor Armitage reiterated a statement made by former Similkameen Spotlight editor, Laurie Currie; “Dave Brown was an example of what all Mayors and Aldermen should aspire to be.”