Hope for heritage commission

North Saanich council has changed its mind and will advertise for more members of their heritage advisory commission

North Saanich council has changed its mind and will advertise for more members of their heritage advisory commission to help make it a functioning group.

At their Jan. 28 committee meeting, the council voted not to re-advertise for heritage commission members, leaving it with only two people — not enough for a quorum. They did not vote to dissolve the group but had talked of eventually merging it with other committees.

On Feb. 4 at their regular meeting, council reconsidered, despite reservations.

“The district hasn’t had a functioning (heritage) commission for a while now,” said Councillor Ted Daly. “You can’t make something out of nothing if (volunteers) aren’t there.”

In a 4-3 vote on a Coun. Elsie McMurphy motion, council agreed to add the heritage commission to their plans to advertise for more parks committee members, in an attempt to find interested people.