We need a public meeting, NOT a zoom meeting for community plan and rezoning amendments in Lumby
Have a voice in your community!
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 849 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 850 – Public Hearing Request
Are you aware of the proposed development at 2400 Shuswap Ave. between the Val Marie Mobile Home Park and the honey farmon Shuswap Ave. in Lumby?
This development involves amending the Official Community Plan and Rezoning to accommodate 36 units consisting of four 4-plexes and a 3-story, 20-unit apartment building.
Some of the Concerns are:
1. Population density
3. Increase traffic flow
4. Safety for our seniors & school children using the walkway to get to school or downtown
5. Neighbors losing their view of Saddle Mountain and the overall impact to their property value
6. Increased noise from 36 units in a small area
7. Number of rentals to owner occupied suites
8. Access in and out for the residents and emergency vehicles potentially through a proposed lane adjacent to the yards of residents in the Mobile Home Park
9. Sewer, water, green space, and other environmental issues
And mostly the biggest concern is:
10. This seems to be a pattern where council doesn’t provide adequate notice and opportunity for community input!
It is our understanding that the 1st & 2ND readings on the proposed changes to the present zoning bylaw have been completed and that the bylaw changes have been forwarded to a public hearing Tuesday September 1st at 6:00 PM – a meeting that only 3 people can attend in person. And, that only Zoom or written submissions to email@example.com or dropped off at the village office will be considered.
The Village mailed a handful of letters to post office boxes of some neighboring residents with less than 2-weeks notice of the original August meeting. They are now using COVID as a reason to limit the effectiveness of a proper public meeting, rather than working to accommodate and value community input for something that will affect the entire area, not just for housing, but also for schools, medical, community services, business, and the overall growth of our community for generations.
We agree that:
- Affordable housing is important.
- Rental accommodations are important.
- Business growth is important.
- Environment protection is important.
- Health and safety of our community is important.
- The overall enjoyment and respect of our neighbors is important
Will you add your voice to petition the Village to stop the amendment to the Official Community Plan and rezoning until a suitable venue and adequate opportunity for a public hearing on this matter can be held?
This will also help create a precedent for future zoning issues so we can avoid the negative situations from past rezoning without adequate public input.