Official community plan update and community input opportunities in electoral Area “D-2”

Regional district offers to buy
residents “refreshments” to encourage them to participate in OCP review and create a community plan

 

 

The Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen is currently updating the Electoral Area D-2 Official Community Plan (OCP).  Area D-2 includes the communities of OK Falls, Eastside Rd. area, Heritage Hills, Upper Carmi and Vaseux Lake.  For those in the community that were unable to attend the two recent public open houses, there are two other ways to be involved in the process before the end of the year.  Several more opportunities will occur in 2012, too.

All Area D-2 residents are encouraged to get involved in the OCP update by filling out the on-line survey on the RODS website, found under “D-2 OCP review.”  Alternatively, residents are encouraged to get together with their families and/or neighbours over some food or refreshments i.e. pizza and fill out a workbook together.  The regional district will refund the cost of refreshments up to $30 upon the return of completed workbooks and a receipt. Both of these opportunities seek feedback on what residents currently like, what they don’t like and what they would like to see changed in the Area D-2 communities.

“Now is your chance to help plan your own community,” says Electoral Area Director Bill Schwarz:  “working together, let’s create a community plan for our future.”

Urban Systems Limited has been hired to update the Official Community Plan.  In collaboration with the appointed Citizens Committee, Urban Systems has identified growth management as a key priority for the community to consider during this OCP update.  “Where to encourage future growth within the Electoral Area is a major question during this update and on that we would like the community’s input” says Citizens Committee Chairperson, Jill Adamson.

Both the online survey and the take home workbook will be available during the month of November to complete.  To complete a workbook, please call RDOS (250-490-4204 or 1-877-610-3737) and leave your name and contact information and a workbook will be posted to you.  Alternatively email eriechert@rdos.bc.ca with the subject header “Area D2 Workbook.”  Workbooks are also available for collection from the Regional District office.

 

 

 

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