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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby 50-YEARS-in-Ktown » Dec 12th, 2012, 2:32 pm

I asked them two weeks back..who was going to straighten the poles..?
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby cv23 » Dec 12th, 2012, 2:34 pm

normaM wrote:just did a quick drive down.. underwhelmed with the leaning poles, still rather a mess and they are still trying to get things done.

You don't like the new $14k a piece poles?
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby 50-YEARS-in-Ktown » Dec 12th, 2012, 2:36 pm

Bigger worry than the poles...,
I hope they dont have a green haired clown , checking sidewalks. For bike riders..
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby cv23 » Dec 12th, 2012, 2:44 pm

50-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:Bigger worry than the poles...,
I hope they dont have a green haired clown , checking sidewalks. For bike riders..


At times I wish I and others had one but sadly its "Badges? We got no stinking badges"
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby Fancy » Dec 12th, 2012, 2:51 pm

When I first saw Bernard, I was thinking why have cars on it to start with - sidewalks look nice though.
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby grammafreddy » Dec 12th, 2012, 3:04 pm

How many of these $14,000 street lights are there? I see there are two different kinds of lighting - one a double (that they call a street light) and one a single (they call a pedestrian light).

http://www.kelowna.ca/CityPage/Docs/PDF ... taging.pdf

I did a rough quick count of the double "streetlights" and came up with 22.
22 x $14,000 = $308,000.

My, we do have illusions of grandeur, don't we?

Didn't anyone on council question these "little details"? Or did they just rubber stamp the whole project without looking at any of the actual numbers that went into the total?

For those who care ... I also counted 7 handicapped parking spaces - one per block.
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby deedub » Dec 12th, 2012, 3:31 pm

Went for a walk downtown today . Itoo was underwhelmed by the " Leaners " . bundle of money . I would like to know what will be done with the RAT i saw swimming where the gas pumps used to be .
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby grammafreddy » Dec 12th, 2012, 3:34 pm

Was it a vermin rat or was it a muskrat? Muskrats are quite common along the shoreline.
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby deedub » Dec 12th, 2012, 3:41 pm

foot long rat , not including bare tail . didn't seem to bother the ducks .
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby 50-YEARS-in-Ktown » Dec 12th, 2012, 4:20 pm

Hey CV, great. Idea you had.. Just rode my JEEP down the sidewalk from Richter to St Paul... And it fit :ohmygod: .... Whoo..hoooooo

Now I hope the merchants can findsomething other than salt to puton the sidewalks, so they dont look likethe old ones...
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby 50-YEARS-in-Ktown » Dec 12th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Muskrats have been here a lot longer than European settlers..
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby damngrumpy » Dec 12th, 2012, 10:39 pm

They say the best way to express yourself is with your wallet, therefore I will not buy
a bloody thing downtown for a long time and maybe never. The parking is basically
gone, if I want to walk instead of parking I would go to the mall therefore I will go to
the mall.
Local businesses downtown should be asking a lot of questions, they have ruined the
downtown. I at least know I have no interest in going there. I never did like the brick
work stuff to begin with As for people not wanting cars down there the fore sight of
the original city fathers demonstrated they knew the future nice wide streets and parking
for their time. Now its a Yuppies haven and their welcome to it. Small merchants downtown
should be worried the locals won't be going there in increasing numbers because aside from
a new street there are no big anchor stores to attract people into the downtown.
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby Sperica7 » Dec 12th, 2012, 10:43 pm

I actually like it! I think it's really nicely done! There are always going to be the "Negative Nancy's" out there..
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby grammafreddy » Dec 12th, 2012, 10:44 pm

.. and there's no family stores left downtown, either - that I am aware of.
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Re: Kelowna new downtown

Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 13th, 2012, 12:20 am

Joe Public wrote:Could you please be so kind as to explain how $14,000 glowing street light poles are meeting someone else's needs and why I shouldn't be complaining about them?

Revamped downtown = more visitors. More visitors = better environment.

And BTW, it not all about me at all as I don't pay any Kelowna taxes.

Well, if you don't pay taxes then don't whine how they're spent. At least don't make it sound like you're speaking for everybody - I like that downtown is being revamped. We'll be there for a dinner and a show on Saturday, looking forward to walking around there.
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