Longtime resident unhappy Osoyoos Museum won’t be moving into new home for five years

By on May 6, 2015

Dear Editor:

I read in a previous paper that a solution was to be looked into regarding the Home Building Centre-Osoyoos Museum problem in our community.

I believe that not all will agree that last week’s solution is the best one.

1. We voted in good faith for a museum to go ahead as set out …  a money issue.

My first thought when I read about what’s going to happen was, “I feel like asking for my money back”seeing as my vote was not asked for regarding an extension.

2. A museum ‘go ahead’ for the end of 2019 will have costs appreciably higher than in 2016.

3. Coercion is so distasteful to me as to give rise to the thought, “wouldn’t it be nice if some big builders’ supply company came and set up and bit the existing one in the derriere?”

4. To protect the 64 per cent of us who did vote in good faith during the referendum to approve a new home for the museum, a lease should have been signed with the Museum Society now, before the extension was granted. This deal would become effective for the Museum on Jan. 1, 2020.

If this doesn’t happen, I fear we could- or would – be facing another “plea” for mercy a few years from now and further extension.

This would all take place perhaps in front of a new town and RDOS council.

I am a rural Osoyoos resident and the record will show that since 1947, I have had a positive attitude and demonstrated co-operation towards Osoyoos.

I thank you for the space.

Buryl Slack,

Osoyoos, B.C.

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One Comment

  1. Tom

    May 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    How many people in this community will visit this museum, Vs purchase items at Home Building center, it makes no sense what so ever too close down a Building supply store and not have one, when there is a museum in this town already. Your age must affect your decision

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