Jaffray & Elko Area Official Community Plan Planning Process

Welcome to the source for information regarding the Jaffray and Elko Area Official Community Plan (OCP) planning process.

The RDEK Board has identified land use planning for the Jaffray, Tie Lake, Rosen Lake, Galloway and Elko areas as a priority project for 2015 and 2016.  The Jaffray, Tie Lake and Rosen Lake areas are currently covered by a Land Use Bylaw that was adopted in 1999.  The Galloway and Elko areas are currently unzoned and not covered by an OCP or zoning bylaw. The Provincial Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) regulates land within the ALR within both the Land Use Bylaw and unzoned areas. 

Over the past few years the plan area has seen an increase in development pressure. With this increased pressure members of the community have expressed their desire for a planning process within the area. The intent of the process would be to develop a long term vision for land use preservation and change and establish land use regulations in the form of zoning to assist with implementing that vision.

Advisory Group

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.

Next Advisory Group Meeting –

Monday March 20, 2017
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Jaffray Community Hall

Next Advisory Group Meeting Agenda

Advisory Group Minutes

Next Steps

The next step in the process, following the review of the preliminary drafts by the Advisory Group, is the presentation of the drafts to the community.  The release of the drafts will provide an opportunity for reviewing the drafts and providing feedback to the Advisory Group and RDEK. 
Open Houses to present the draft Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw will be held on:

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Jaffray Community Hall
4:00 to 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Elko Community Hall
4:00 to 8:00 pm

Presentations will be made by staff at 4:30 and 7:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend an open house, copies of the draft OCP and zoning bylaw will be available here after April 13th.   In addition to the draft documents, an on-demand webinar of the staff presentation and supporting materials, such as comment forms will be available for viewing or downloading.  We want your feedback. What did you like about the drafts? Where do you have concerns? Did we miss something?  If you have comments on the drafts, please call, email, write a letter or submit a completed comment form. 
Check back here after April 13th for links to all the documents, more information and the on-demand webinar.

Important Links

Contact Information

Karen MacLeod, Planner
Phone: 250-489-0313
Toll free 1-888-478-7335
Fax: 250-489-1287

Stan Doehle, Electoral Area B Director

Last edited: Fri, March 10, 2017 - 11:41:15