Dear Editor,

An official community plan (OCP) is an important document that reflects the vision of residents regarding future land development and identifies the community values that we cherish.

Thats why were concerned that the Wilmer/Dry Gulch OCP Bylaw Amendment to be discussed at a public hearing on Monday involves a special clause which allows for the possibility of a huge expansion by Radium Resort.

As a destination golf resort located in prime sheep winter habitat, it proposes an increase in density from 100 dwelling units to 1,000, which includes hotels, condominiums, and single family units.

If you have concerns as a valley resident, please view the document through the link (Wilmer-Dry Gulch Planning) at www.rdek.bc.ca and provide input in an email to Regional District of East Kootenay planner mgunn@rdek.bc.ca , or attend the hearing in the Lions Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 25th.

Baiba and Pat Morrow, Wilmer