Glen Lake residents don’t want traffic either

I was very disappointed to read the article and hear how Westhills residents want some of the traffic added to Glen Lake Road.

Re: Trees falling for new high school, (News, Aug. 7) I was very disappointed to read the article and hear how Westhills residents want some of the traffic added to Glen Lake Road. I can certainly understand their concern; many Glen Lake Road/Jenkins Avenue residents have been raising this very concern for years with talk of the school plus City Centre Park. The idea of sharing this traffic may sound like a good idea but it goes against every promise made to local residents in Glen Lake. School District 62 promised that all staff and student access would be from Langford Lake Road and not Glen Lake Road. It’s funny; it was Westhills that made the school move here a reality by selling some of the land for it. They also donated the land for Belmont’s new sports field. The Glen Lake elementary site did not have a large enough area for a high school, so really some of the responsibility for this school moving here falls on Westhills developers. It should not be Glen Lake and Jenkins residents having to take on this additional inconvenience due to deals made between Langford, Westhills developers and SD 62. They knew from the beginning a high school would be built here and that its access would be from Langford Lake Road. Westhills developers would have had every opportunity to engineer proper roads for the school access, as well, Langford engineers who approved this road knew what was coming also. The Concerned Residents of Westhills should be taking this issue up with Westhills developers. Again this responsibility should not fall on Glen Lake residents, we have been burdened enough already.

Trevor Emsley

Langford