Chair Given acknowledged that this meeting is being held on the traditional territory of the syilx/Okanagan peoples.
In accordance with Provincial Health Officer Orders regarding gatherings and events, the public is currently not permitted to attend Public Hearings in-person. Participation by the applicant and any members of the public will be by electronic means only and confirmed no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 26.
As an open meeting, a live audio-video feed is being broadcast and recorded on rdco.com.
Roll call was taken as some board members were in attendance electronically due to physically distancing for COVID-19 pandemic.
This Special Meeting is being held for the purpose of considering an amendment to the RDCO Zoning Bylaw No. 871 and the Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1195.
The Public Hearing was advertised (pursuant to the Local Government Act) in the Kelowna Capital News on:
- Thursday, April 15, 2021; and
- Thursday, April 22, 2021
In accordance with Development Applications Procedure Bylaw No. 944, “Notice of Application” signs were posted on the subject properties.
The role of the Regional Board is to hear representation from those persons who wish to provide comments regarding the proposed bylaws. Everyone who wishes to speak shall be given the opportunity to be heard. No one will be, or should feel, discouraged or prevented from making his or her views known. However, it is important that all who speak at this meeting restrict their remarks to matters contained in the bylaws and it is my responsibility as Chairperson of this meeting to ensure that all remarks are so restricted.
Members of the Regional Board may, if they so wish ask questions of you following your presentation. However, the main function of the Regional Board members this evening is to listen to the views of the public. It is not the function of the Regional Board at this public hearing to debate the merits of the proposed bylaw with individual citizens.
No decision will be made at the Hearing, but the entire proceedings will be considered by the Regional Board at a subsequent meeting.
Submissions regarding the proposed bylaws may be received prior to or at this Hearing.
No further information or representations can be considered by the Regional Board after the Public Hearing is terminated.