Okanagan Falls incorporation study now seeking public feedback

To incorporate, or not to?

Okanagan Falls is looking to incorporate into a municipality, and now is the time for residents to have their say about potential boundaries.

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is examining options for the future of Okanagan Falls and its surrounding area, currently "Area D" in the district.

A "Boundary Options Survey" is now open online, inviting locals to give their feedback as part of a larger study.

Residential properties in Area D will receive paper packages with informative materials and background information as well as presenting the five boundary options as recommended by the Electoral Area D Service and Boundary Configuration Study Committee.

"Now is the time for the residents and property owners in Electoral Area D to have their say about potential boundary options,” says RDOS Chair Mark Pendergraft.

“The results of this survey will help the Committee make a recommendation to the RDOS Board as a potential boundary for consideration as part of the next potential phase in the incorporation study process.”

Paper copies of the survey can be completed and returned to either the RDOS Office at 101 Martin Street, or at the Economic Development Office in Okanagan Falls at 5350 9th Avenue.

The survey will be open until June 10.

The formation of an Okanagan Falls municipality with its own mayor and council has been debated for decades, but has been declined by the province and residents are different times over the years.

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