June 06, 2013 - 9:34 AM
Building on the success of a similar open house in 2011, the District of West Kelowna is again holding a “one-stop” open house that gives residents an opportunity to quickly get up to speed and provide input on plans and capital projects that the municipality is currently working on.
Your Community Open House will be held Thursday, June 13 between 3 and 7 p.m. at Royal LePage Place arena at the Mount Boucherie Community Centre. The District of West Kelowna is offering giveaways, and fun games and treats for the kids.
Mayor Doug Findlater said Council realizes people have busy lives and an open house isn’t always an easy thing to fit in to the schedule in order to find out what’s going on in West Kelowna.
“We wanted to make it convenient for our residents, business owners and stakeholders to drop in for a few minutes and get informed on projects of interest to them – like traffic calming or proposed changes to the old ferry docks on Gellatly Road for example – and not miss the opportunity to provide their feedback.”
The Mayor said many times Council will hear from the community after a decision has been made; but, it’s easier to consider viewpoints before adopting plans and bylaws or starting construction.
“Council values community feedback and we place high importance on hosting open houses and conducting surveys as we work to keep West Kelowna moving forward on the right track.”
The open house will provide information and welcome feedback on:
- CNR Wharf detailed design
- Recreational Trails Master Plan
- Sign Bylaw Review
- Works and Services Bylaw Review
- Zoning Bylaw Review
- Westbank Centre Couplet
- Community Amenity Contribution Policy
- Current and upcoming capital projects, including Gellatly Road upgrades and Brown Road Streetscape improvements.
- Various municipal services including bylaw enforcement, mapping and recreation and culture
- Wildfire prevention
The Regional District of Central Okanagan and Okanagan Basin Water Board have also been invited to attend the open house to provide information on the Aggregate Supply and Demand Update, emergency planning, parks, the Regional Growth Strategy and water conservation and protection initiatives.
Residents who are unable to attend the open house will be able to go online after the open house to provide feedback on several of the plans and initiatives. A link to the surveys will be provided under Events and Meetings on the municipality’s home page at districtofwestkelowna.ca
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