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Armstrong, B.C. councillor wants referendum for public to decide golf property’s fate

Ratepayers on the hook if plan approved, he says

October 4, 2021  By Vernon Morning Star

Plans to reduce the size of the Overlander Golf & Events Centre (formerly the Royal York Golf Course) in Armstrong, B.C., while adding 140 new housing units, should be left in the public’s hands to decide, a city councillor suggests. Third reading was given to the re-designation bylaw at council’s meeting last week, but several members of the public who spoke at the hearing’s outset called for a referendum on the matter. Coun. Jim Wright, the lone council member opposed to the changes, said ratepayers will be burdened with additional costs if the the development proposal is approved.


This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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