Aug 2, 2012 / 4:35 pm
The District of Lake Country hopes to add even more border adjustments with the City of Kelowna.
Recently, Kelowna indicated it would begin a boundary review process after receiving a request by Lake Country Council back in the spring.
At that time, Lake Country and Kelowna began discussing the benefits of a boundary rationalization involving 39.5 hectares of land situated to the north of Beaver Lake Road.
The current boundaries were set by Kelowna prior to the incorporation of Lake Country and the district claims the area has created servicing challenges saying some building are bisected by the shared boundary.
During a special council meeting July 31, Lake Country added two more areas to its boundary adjustment list.
These areas include the southernmost part of Shanks Road and a portion of Glenmore Road.
"This is a leadership opportunity for the district and the city to go even further and consider some minor changes to other areas already serviced by the district," says Lake Country CAO, Albert De Feo.
"Fixing the erratic nature of our shared boundary will go a long way to simplifying our mutual servicing challenges and serve to build lasting neighbourly relations between our munciipalities."
Residents and business in the affected areas will also be asked for their input in the process.
"I hope this process can resolve some jurisdictional issues and regularize the boundaries in a way that services are provided in an easier way for residents," says Lake Country Mayor, James Baker.
"This is a good start to getting the boundaries rationalized. It really is a tripartite process considering the Okanagan Indian Band's interests as well."
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