Annexation study extends scope

The Regional District of North Okanagan board has agreed to a work plan for stage two of the electoral area annexation impact study

Reviewing the impact of merging unincorporated areas and municipalities is gaining steam.

The Regional District of North Okanagan board has agreed to a work plan for stage two of the electoral area annexation impact study.

“This is pretty exciting,” said director Mike Macnabb.

“This has never been done before (in B.C.).”

Among the issues are an electoral area’s ability to provide services with a reduced tax base and how incremental annexations impact a sense of community in an area.

The study will look at Okanagan Landing being annexed into Vernon in 1993.