The Regional District is currently conducting a review of the Official Community Plan (OCP).

Christopher Garrish, the planner for RDOS, informs me that so far, Coalmont has the lowest return on the survey. In fact it is at a piddley 2.7%! We can do better.

Everyone should have gotten a copy of the survey in the mail. If you’re like me and don’t check your mail every week, then do it now. This is important to the future of our area and the control we have over it. Anyone who didn’t receive a copy can participate on-line, or call to get involved. Here is the press release which RDOS issued.

July 14, 2009
Electoral Area “H” (Princeton Rural
Review of Official Community Plan)

Residents of Electoral Area “H” (Princeton Rural) in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) are invited to participate in a review of the Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP is a policy document that guides decision making about community and land use planning in the unincorporated areas surrounding Princeton, including the Princeton Fringe Area, Tulameen, Coalmont, Eastgate, Missezula Lake and Five Mile Valley. The review process will involve discussion and analysis related to population change, the management of growth and development, and considers emerging issues such as reduction of green house gases, and community sustainability. As a first step in this process, a survey is being circulated to all households in the Electoral Area to assist in the identification of important issues and to contribute to the formulation of a “community vision” for the area.

“It is very important” said Electoral Area “H” Director Brad Hope, “that everyone takes the time to participate in the survey as the new OCP will be an extremely important document in shaping the future of our Area.”

The survey can be completed on line, or downloaded from the Regional District”s website at For those without access to the internet, the survey is also available in printed form at the RDOS Building Inspection Office located at the Riverside Wellness Centre in Princeton. The survey should take less than 20 minutes and must be returned to the RDOS no later than July 31, 2009. It is anticipated that the results of the survey will also be made available at an Open House to be schedule for later this year.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Director Brad Hope, Electoral Area “H”
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
(250) 295-2542

Christopher Garrish, Planner
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
(250) 492-0237