City to maintain Airport Beach

Penticton –  Airport Beach will get the same treatment as City beaches along Skaha Lake with a new agreement between the landowner and the City of Penticton.  The City will provide beach cleaning and maintenance services for the remainder of the summer and in exchange, the landowner will continue to allow public access to the beach for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

“We both agree that keeping the beach attractive and accessible benefits everyone,” says Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. “The City has the specialized equipment and trained operators to do the work and can step in to provide this important service during the peak of the summer season.”

The City is wrapping up the initial clean this week at an estimated cost of $6,000. Another $5,000 is estimated to perform maintenance through to the end of summer. The City has provided similar services at Airport Beach in the past. Prior to 2014, the City paid about $57,000 per year to lease the beach plus the costs to perform maintenance.