Enderby pushes ahead with long-term planning

Senior government grant goes towards sustainability initiative

  • Apr. 16, 2012 9:00 a.m.
Mayor Howie Cyr is urging Enderby residents to get involved in community sustainability.

Mayor Howie Cyr is urging Enderby residents to get involved in community sustainability.

Enderby residents are preparing for the future.

The city has received a $180,000 grant from the federal and provincial governments for its integrated sustainability plan.

“This comprehensive exercise is one which embraces the issue of community sustainability, something communities throughout the land are struggling to come to grips with,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

“Our city will be treading in territory few others have explored and we will be leaders in the quest for community sustainability.”

The plan will develop a vision for land use, servicing and development. It will also link to water conservation, climate action and asset management.

“The process will achieve this vision for sustainability through public input and community engagement through the city’s website, a Facebook  page to foster discussion of ideas and thoughts, public representation within working committees and consultation with student and senior groups and the public at large,” said Cyr.

Enderby’s integrated sustainability plan will work in conjunction with the regional growth strategy established by the Regional District of North Okanagan.