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Dispute over concrete retaining wall moves toward resolution

Progress is being made on a dispute surrounding drainage issues and a concrete retaining wall between two industrial area properties in Penticton.
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April 30, 2015 - 12:58 PM

PENTICTON - A long running dispute over a deteriorating concrete retaining wall, and the associated drainage problems, in Penticton’s industrial area may be on the way to resolution.

City communication officer Simone Blais says the two parties involved in the issue met with city staff and legal council earlier this month and came up with some options for a solution.

The City threatened injunctive action earlier this year after attempts to get Action Salvage and Penticton Self Storage to mutually find a solution to repair the failed retaining wall.

Drainage issues going back to the 1990s and failure of a portion of the wall prompted the city’s threat of legal action. Neither property owner felt they were responsible.

Blais says both parties agreed to hire professionals to assess the situation with the intent to move forward with repairs on a "shared cost" basis. City staff are keeping an eye on the two parties involved.

Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says council is happy the two owners could find some resolution to the issues and put some closure to the problem.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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