Reading last week’s editorial opinion regarding FireSmart I would like to suggest your team takes a little tour and view the hillside opposite the MacPherson Meadows condos on Meadows Drive, (6514 Meadows.)
The steep hill is municipal property, and on the slopes I count approximately 12 dead trees , broken branches and two in process of falling . Also large piles of broken branches and debris has accumulated.
I am not an expert on trees but did serve several years as a volunteer fireman in Anglemont where similar issues arose. The fire personnel conducted a drive through the area and advised the department concerned .
Should a careless smoker , or other causes ignite all this debris the homes above are in an extremely dangerous position.
I did send this information to the Oliver Fire Department, and received no response.
Anyway I thought this may interest you in view of your excellent FireSmart coverage.
Brian Kettlewell, Oliver