Rural Enderby residents can help shape the future of their communities.
The Regional District of North Okanagan is proceeding with an official community plan update for Area F regarding development, infrastructure, services and social and environmental issues for Grindrod, Grandview Bench, Springbend Mara, Ashton Creek, Kingfisher/Mabel Lake and Twin Lakes.
“The purpose of this review and update is to check in and develop a long-term vision for the community which reflects their current values and aspirations in regards to land use planning,” said Laur Frank, sustainability co-ordinator.
“Community participation is a critical component of the planning process.”
There will be public information meetings Feb. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Grindrod Community Hall and Feb. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Riverside Community Hall in Ashton Creek.
“The public information meetings will provide a forum for people to review background information on the areas’ existing land use designations, population projections and community profile”, said Frank.
“We encourage all community members who are interested in the future of their community to come and provide input on the challenges and opportunities for the growth and development of Area F.”
If residents are not able to attend the meetings, they can provide feedback through an online survey at www.rdno.ca, write a letter or contact the RDNO office directly.
“The information gathered will help with revisions to the existing plan and development of new policies to address the current needs and aspirations of Area F residents,” said Frank.