further to yesterday's post...
Why would our Mayor and Councillors consider contravening their own city bylaw for the sake of more development?
The RDEK Board of Directors needs the City of Cranbrook’s official input immediately for their information and procedure. Council will make that official comment tomorrow evening at the 6:00pm Council meeting.
From Bylaw 3550 Cranbrook’s Official Community Plan
“Subdivision of parcels under 8 ha should be restricted within a ten kilometre radius of the City of Cranbrook to reduce the continued fragmentation of land in the interests of ensuring economic and orderly growth and development over the long term as well as promoting sustainability of the City’s public works, facilities and services.”
Cranbrook’s CAO is recommending Council not oppose this major development proposal from Sheldon Isaman which is located 3.0 km from the city boundary and 6.6km from the Post Office.
If you feel due and democratic process is at stake, you may wish to talk to one of Cranbrook’s Councillors before tomorrow evening when their decision to endorse the proposal comes before them.
After tomorrow evening you may wish to talk to an RDEK Director. The RDEK will be proceeding with their due process on October 7th at the Board Meeting at the RDEK at 9:00am.
City of Cranbrook Councillors:
Mayor Scott Manjak 250-489-5988
Jim Wavrecan 250-426-4605
Liz Schatschneider 250-489-2103 or 250-426-6643
Diana J. Scott 250-417-3192
Denise Pallesen 250-426-4964
Bob Whetham 250-489-4365
Angus Davis 250-426-8823
If you live in the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) you may contact these Directors:
Chair Scott Manjak
Vice Chair Rob Gay
AREA DIRECTOR PHONE
Electoral Area A Mike Sosnowski Home: 250-423-1029
Electoral Area B Heath Slee Home: 250-887-3483
Electoral Area C Rob Gay Home: 250-489-4242
Electoral Area E Jane Walter Home: 250-427-2577
Electoral Area F Wendy Booth 250-345-6155
Electoral Area G Gerry Wilkie Home: 250-347-9841
Village of Canal Flats Ute Juras Home: 250-349-5672
City of Cranbrook Scott Manjak City: 250-426-4211
Liz Schatschneider Office: 250-489-3334
City of Kimberley Jim Ogilvie Home: 250-427-2623
City of Fernie Cindy Corrigan City: 250-423-2233
District of Sparwood Gayle Travis Home: 250-425-6928
District of Elkford Dean McKerracher Home: 250-865-2303
District of Invermere Gerry Taft City: 250-342-9281
Village of Radium Hot
Springs Dee Conklin Cell: 250-341-5100
Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.