Public feedback closes soon on draft Lake Windermere OCP

RDEK seeks public feedback before July 10th

Regional District of East Kootenay

More than 60 people attended an Open House Sunday June 9th as the draft Lake Windermere Official Community Plan (OCP) was presented.

“The main purpose of the Open House was to introduce the draft OCP, provide copies of the plan and associated maps, and be available to provide clarification, answer questions and receive feedback,” says RDEK Area F Director Susan Clovechok. “Community involvement is key in this process, so I was pleased to see so many people in attendance.”

The RDEK’s lead planner on the project, Kris Belanger, provided an overview of the draft. All of the information shared at the open house was also posted on a new project page.

“It is important to us to make sure all of the information from the Open House is also available online so that those who were not able to attend have the same opportunity to access the information and provide feedback,” explains Mr. Belanger. “The project page has a copy of the draft plan, all the map schedules, and a comment form.”

In addition to gathering public comment, the RDEK will continue to reach out to the Akisqnuk and Shuswap First Nations.

Anyone who would like more information or who has questions about the draft plan or planning process is encouraged to contact Mr. Belanger or Director Clovechok.

“We are here and really encourage those conversations prior to the close of the comment period,” adds Mr. Belanger.

The comment period closes on July 10th and is available on the Lake Windermere OCP project page at engage.rdek.bc.ca. Following the close of the comment period, the RDEK will compile and review the feedback received as it works on amendments to the draft.

For more information on the Lake Windermere OCP, contact the RDEK or visit engage.rdek.bc.ca.

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