News

Renwick chosen by Chilliwack to replace McCrea

The configuration of the Cultus Lake Park Board is set to change after this fall
The configuration of the Cultus Lake Park Board is set to change after this fall's election.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE

Chilliwack city council has chosen who will replace Cultus Lake Park Board Commissioner Bob McCrea in the wake of his sudden resignation from the board.

Council approved David Renwick last week to replace McCrea on the Park Board, for the time remaining until the next election in November.

"It's a bit of an unusual situation," noted Coun. Ken Huttema. "I can't remember a time council has had to appoint someone to the Park Board."

McCrea, a former park board chair, told The Progress he was stepping down in order to devote his energy to getting new people elected in the upcoming fall elections.

During his term on the board McCrea worked closely with a group of local residents who were instrumental in getting the Cultus Lake Park Act amended, whereby the majority of the Board will now be elected by the residents of Cultus Lake. The streamlined park board has been reduced from seven members to five, with three commissioners to be elected by Cultus residents and two from Chilliwack.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

twitter.com/chwkjourno

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Fencing off homeless camp part of a broader action plan: City
 
B.C. Federation of Labour votes to back transit referendum
 
Mayhem on Surrey roads on the weekend
Ministry sets NWSS replacement timeline
 
Body found in Langley
 
No jail time for years-old White Rock sex assault
New superintendent in a familiar place
 
Maple Ridge tree bylaw still a work in progress
 
Qayqayt falls to fifth in online contest

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.