The RDEK has been working on the Jaffray & Elko Area Official Community Plan (OCP) planning process since September 2015. The goals of the process were to update the land use policy and zoning regulations in the Jaffray, Tie Lake, Rosen Lake Land Use Bylaw and introduce land use policy and zoning for the Galloway and Elko areas. We have been working with an Advisory Group and community members to work towards these goals. Over the last two years, the RDEK has hosted community planning workshops and open houses, met with stakeholders and held Advisory Group meetings. Each of these activities has worked towards gaining an understanding of the community’s vision for the future.
A draft Jaffray & Elko Area OCP and zoning regulations were presented to the community in April 2017. The community was requested to review the two documents and consider whether or not they reflected their vision of the future. In consideration of the feedback received in July 2017, a decision was made by the RDEK Board of Directors to change the scope of the process to exclude the communities of Galloway and Elko. The exclusion will also include the Burton Lake and Silver Springs areas to the east of Jaffray.
Following the decision to change the scope of the process, the RDEK will now be moving ahead with making changes to the draft OCP and zoning bylaw for the remaining areas in consideration of the other feedback received. A revised OCP and updated zoning regulations and mapping will be prepared and presented to the community in September. The amended plan area will be reflected in these documents.
An open house to present the revised drafts will be held on:
Monday, September 18, 2017
Jaffray Community Hall
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Presentation by RDEK staff at 7:30 pm.
The open house will provide an opportunity to learn about the changes to the draft documents, ask RDEK staff or Director Stan Doehle questions, and pick up copies of the revised documents. All open house materials will be posted on the RDEK website in conjunction with the open house for viewing and downloading.
Twelve community members have been appointed to represent a broad range of interests and community representation (geographic and affiliation). The members of the Advisory Group are:
Nathan Anselmo Keith McLean
Shaun Damstrom Gary Mitchell
Travis Fahselt Roy Oler
Bruce Gilmar Fred Robertson
Marla Jones Lorie Sinclair
Rex Kary Shayne Webster
The Advisory Group’s role is to provide advice and feedback to RDEK staff and the Area Director and act as a liaison with the community throughout the planning process. They are tasked with identifying key issues that should be addressed in the OCP and to provide advice on the development of land use policies. The Advisory Group will be acting in an advisory capacity only. The group does not have decision making authority.
Advisory Group Minutes
Karen MacLeod, Planner
Toll free 1-888-478-7335
Stan Doehle, Electoral Area B Director
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