Welcome to the source for information regarding the Moyie Official Community Plan and Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw planning process.
The goals of the planning process:
Please note that properties’ land use designations will not change. For example, if your property is currently designated RR-60 (Rural Resource) in the Moyie & Area Land Use Bylaw, it will be designated RR-60 (Rural Resource) in the proposed Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw.
Your attendance at the public meetings and involvement in the planning process is appreciated! Your participation helps shape the OCP policies and is essential to developing a vision for the future of your community!
An introductory meeting was held on June 15th, 2017 with approximately 65 people in attendance.
Topics covered at the meeting included an introduction to OCPs, an overview of the expected planning process and a discussion of the intended outcomes. Attendants were asked to participate in two “hands-on” activities with the goal of sharing their vision of the future of their community and identifying important topics that should be addressed in the plan.
A volunteer Advisory Group consisting of seven members will be established to assist in the development of the OCP and zoning bylaw. If you are interested in participating in the Advisory Group, please review the Terms of Reference and complete the Advisory Group Volunteer Application form and return it to the RDEK. Deadline for applications is July 7, 2017.
A questionnaire intended to provide Moyie and area residents with an initial opportunity to express their views on key land use issues was mailed to all property owners in the plan area with a deadline for responses of July 7th, 2017.
To view the questionnaire:
Download: Moyie OCP Survey
Eighty-two surveys were received with 79% of the responses from the Moyie Lake and Moyie Townsite areas. The percentage of year round versus seasonal/temporary residents who responded was 48% versus 52%. Of the eighty-two surveys received, 55% of the respondents have owned their property for over 20 years. A summary of the survey results and information received from those in attendance at the Community Planning Workshop will be available following the meeting on November 22nd.
The Regional District Board of Directors has appointed Harvey Bombardier, Brian Conrad, Murray Evenson, Joan Poweska, Alec Rogers and Steve Rogers to the Advisory Group. The first meeting of the Advisory Group was held on October 19, 2017. The role of the Advisory Group is to provide feedback to RDEK staff and the Area Director and act as a liaison with the public throughout the development of the Moyie and Area Official Community Plan.
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Moyie Community Hall
Once again, we had a great turnout with over 60 people in attendance! The workshop began with a presentation from RDEK staff to provide an overview of the introductory meeting and information received to date, survey results and the objectives of the planning process. Those in attendance worked together on mapping activities related to residential development, commercial development, agriculture, environmental issues and recreational opportunities. Examples of policies that could be included in the draft Official Community Plan were provided for residents to voice either their support or opposition and to provide comments.
If you were not able to attend you still have the opportunity to provide feedback! The staff presentation, mapping activities and proposed policies are provided below for your review and comment. If you have questions about the process or would like to contribute your ideas/thoughts, contact Michele Bates at email@example.com or 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335.
|Board Authorization||April 2017|
|Newsletter #1/Introductory Meeting/Questionnaire||June 2017|
|Land Use Survey/Issue Identification||April - August 2018|
|Newsletter #2/Workshops||November 2017|
|Preparation of draft bylaws||December 2017 - February 2018|
|Community Engagement/Newsletter #3||December 2017 - February 2018|
|Open House/Draft Presentation||March 2018|
|Draft Revisions||Spring/Summer 2018|
|Newsletter #4||Summer 2018|
|Formal Bylaw Adoption Process||Summer/Fall 2018|
Questions? Require further information, please contact:
Michele Bates, Planner
Toll free 1-888-478-7335
Director Rob Gay
Last edited: Tue, November 28, 2017 - 2:46:29