Study shows majority not supportive of Electoral Area B boundary extension

A diagnostic study of CSRD Electoral Area B has found the majority of residents and property owners in the study area are not supportive of a boundary extension.

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Al McInnes speaks during the question and answer portion of a diagnostic inventory study public presentation on Wednesday, Oct 5.The survey being conducted by Urban Design is intended to provide information to help inform future boundary extension issues. Photo: Melissa Jameson/Revelstoke Mountaineer.

A diagnostic study of CSRD Electoral Area B has been completed. The study has found the majority of residents and property owners in the CSRD Electoral Area B are not supportive of a boundary extension.

The study, prepared by Urban Design, is intended to inform future strategy development in South Revelstoke. A full copy of the report can be found here.

The City of Revelstoke, the CSRD and the province of B.C. requested the study to address a number of individual requests for City of Revelstoke boundary extensions over the past several years. The inventory study is a first step in developing a boundary extensions strategy, but does not include specific options for a boundary extension or restructure.

Highlights of the study include:

-Many people feel the area included in the study is already functionally a part of Revelstoke.

-There was some support for a boundary extension among residents living in the study area who have an interest in developing their lands.

-There is strong support from others to maintain the study area lands as part of CSRD Electoral Area B.

-The majority of the study area lands are located in the Agricultural Land Reserve and there is interest in maintaining these lands to provide a long-term agricultural supply.

-Many study area residents expressed concerns about potential development impacts and feel the rural area governance system is better suited for the area.

-Some respondents expressed about potential property tax impacts if the area were to become part of the City of Revelstoke.

See our previous story on the CSRD Electoral Area B boundary extension here.

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Melissa Jameson
Melissa Jameson is the civic affairs reporter for the Revelstoke Mountaineer. She handles the newsy side of goings on about Revelstoke. Got a news tip? Feel free to contact Melissa at melissa@revelstokemountaineer.com