Comment period opens for Steamboat Jubilee Mountain OCP
Approximately 50 people participated in a series of open houses to get their first look at the draft Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan (OCP).
“Public input is a critical piece in any OCP planning process, so it was wonderful to have the community’s participation at the Open Houses,” said Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Planner Michele Bates. “Having said that, we recognize a number of people within the plan area were not able to attend in person, and have made all of the materials and documentation available on the OCP project page so everyone, no matter their circumstance, has access to the same information.”
The draft OCP, associated maps, copies of the poster boards from the open house and more have been posted on the Steamboat Jubilee Mountain OCP project page on engage.rdek.bc.ca.
A public comment period on the draft plan is now open. The comment form is available onengage.rdek.bc.ca and will be open until Monday, October 19.
Those who do not have access to a computer, but wish to make comment on the draft can provide written submissions to the RDEK prior to the deadline.
“I encourage residents and property owners in the plan area to review the information presented, read over the draft and let us know your thoughts prior to the comment period deadline,” added Bates.
Following the close of the comment period, feedback will be considered as the OCP is finalized.
It will then be presented to the RDEK board for first reading prior to going through a formal public hearing. The OCP planning process is expected to be complete by early 2021.