Public has say on official plan

Spallumcheen residents have a chance to shape the township’s future.

Spallumcheen residents have a chance to shape the township’s future.

A public hearing on Spall’s official community plan will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the Hassen Arena in Armstrong.

“I hope everybody comes because this is it,” said Mayor Will Hansma about the OCP. “The draft is done, everything is in there.”

Council gave second reading of the amended plan on June 6.

The public hearing is a chance for residents to ask questions, make suggestions or recommendations, and give input.

“That’s what the public hearing is for,” said Hansma. “Everybody will be given a chance to speak. Council will then take all submissions into consideration before giving the plan final reading.”

If you can’t attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted:

  • In person/By mail: 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen B.C., V0E 1B6;
  • By e-mail to:  mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca;
  • By fax to: 250-546-8878.

The OCP Bylaw 1794 can be reviewed by the public at the municipal office or on the township’s website, www. spallumcheentwp.bc.ca.

Council and staff have been preparing the revised OCP over the past few months following public consultation in the fall of 2010.