ALC approves use of Stomp stomping grounds until 2016

Summer Stomp organizers and the District of Sicamous have one less hurdle in preparation, at least until 2017.

Summer Stomp organizers and the District of Sicamous have one less hurdle in preparation, at least until 2017.

With the success of last year’s motorcycle rally, hosted at the district’s dog park, the Summer Stomp Committee began talks with the district about the continuing use of the property until 2016.

As the dog park is part of the agricultural land reserve, the district sought, and has subsequently received the Agricultural Commission’s permission to use the property for the event. After 2016, a new application to the ALC is  required.

Sicamous council also supported providing the Stomp with a temporary use permit for the property, for the same time frame. This includes noise bylaw amendments for this year’s five-day event, with extensions between July 17 and 20th, the latest being Friday, July 18 (6 a.m. to 3 a.m.) and Saturday, July 19 (6 a.m. to 5 a.m.).