Development News  July 22, 2008

Today was the date of our Public Hearing and vote by the District Board for 3rd & final reading. Zoning for 28 lots on 68 Hectares passed with one dissenting vote. Several people spoke both for and a small few against the project during the Public Hearing. Boss Creek's Planner, Nigel Hemingway spoke on behalf of the project and addressed the concerns voiced by the dissenting speakers answering their stated issues.

Final adoption of the zoning is yet to come pending finalization of the following "housekeeping" issues

1. A letter of undertaking has been received to register a Section 219 Restrictive Covenant on the subject properties that will require prior to subdivision approval:

o public access through the development to Crown Land in a form approvable by the Ministry of Transportation and the Regional District of North Okanagan, and

o an environmental impact assessment for all lands included in the development, and

2. The Agricultural Land Commission has approved the proposed access route through the Agricultural Land Reserve lands in Lot 78 and Lot 79, Plan 351, and

3. Greater Vernon Services - Parks, Recreation and Culture has provided written approval of the parkland dedication and public trail system within the development. "


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