2024 Town Hall Meetings

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Join your Area Director and RDKB staff to learn all about the proposed 2024-2028 Five-Year Financial Plan! Under legislation, local government are required to hold public meetings regarding their proposed financial plans before they are adopted.

We want your input on service budgets in your area.

Here is the schedule of in-person meetings (attend and enter to win a prize!)

Please note that we are unable to hold the meetings in-person and virtually at the same time. The World Cafe format that will be held in Areas C and D cannot be supported technically while we are holding the meeting in-person.

We will share the budget documents to this page after the Town Hall meetings are held. We encourage you to contact your area director or to post your questions here and staff will endeavor to answer your questions as soon as possible.

AreaDateTimePlace
Electoral Area ATuesday, Feb. 136 pmFruitvale Memorial Hall
Electoral Area B/Lower Columbia-Old GloryThursday, Feb. 86 pm
RDKB Board Room, 843 Rossland Ave, Trail
Electoral Area C/Christina LakeTuesday, Feb. 66 pm
Christina Lake Community Hall (see presentation under Town Hall Presentations on right-hand side of this page)
Electoral Area D/Rural Grand ForksMonday, March 46 pm
USCC Hall
Electoral Area E/West BoundaryThursday, March 146 pm
Rock Creek Pavilion
Electoral Area E - Big WhiteWednesday, March 66 pm
Happy Valley Day Lodge, Sk8ers Lounge

Join your Area Director and RDKB staff to learn all about the proposed 2024-2028 Five-Year Financial Plan! Under legislation, local government are required to hold public meetings regarding their proposed financial plans before they are adopted.

We want your input on service budgets in your area.

Here is the schedule of in-person meetings (attend and enter to win a prize!)

Please note that we are unable to hold the meetings in-person and virtually at the same time. The World Cafe format that will be held in Areas C and D cannot be supported technically while we are holding the meeting in-person.

We will share the budget documents to this page after the Town Hall meetings are held. We encourage you to contact your area director or to post your questions here and staff will endeavor to answer your questions as soon as possible.

AreaDateTimePlace
Electoral Area ATuesday, Feb. 136 pmFruitvale Memorial Hall
Electoral Area B/Lower Columbia-Old GloryThursday, Feb. 86 pm
RDKB Board Room, 843 Rossland Ave, Trail
Electoral Area C/Christina LakeTuesday, Feb. 66 pm
Christina Lake Community Hall (see presentation under Town Hall Presentations on right-hand side of this page)
Electoral Area D/Rural Grand ForksMonday, March 46 pm
USCC Hall
Electoral Area E/West BoundaryThursday, March 146 pm
Rock Creek Pavilion
Electoral Area E - Big WhiteWednesday, March 66 pm
Happy Valley Day Lodge, Sk8ers Lounge

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  • Share Why are CL Waterfront owners assessment levels increasing so significantly this year as compared to other areas of RDKB? what additional services, representation and systems will be provided from the increase in payments when mill rates are applied to these increased valuations. on Facebook Share Why are CL Waterfront owners assessment levels increasing so significantly this year as compared to other areas of RDKB? what additional services, representation and systems will be provided from the increase in payments when mill rates are applied to these increased valuations. on Twitter Share Why are CL Waterfront owners assessment levels increasing so significantly this year as compared to other areas of RDKB? what additional services, representation and systems will be provided from the increase in payments when mill rates are applied to these increased valuations. on Linkedin Email Why are CL Waterfront owners assessment levels increasing so significantly this year as compared to other areas of RDKB? what additional services, representation and systems will be provided from the increase in payments when mill rates are applied to these increased valuations. link

    Why are CL Waterfront owners assessment levels increasing so significantly this year as compared to other areas of RDKB? what additional services, representation and systems will be provided from the increase in payments when mill rates are applied to these increased valuations.

    JDavies asked 4 months ago

    Did you attend the Town Hall Meeting at Christina Lake to raise this question and have it addressed?

  • Share Good morning. Where can I find the Area E & Big White Proposed budget documents being discussed at our March 6 Town Hall? Are we given the option to review them so we can ask questions intelligently as I would hate to debate something I don't have all the facts on or understand. I don't want to waste anyone's time and I respect this is a very busy time for the Staff and Area Directors. Your guidance is appreciated. on Facebook Share Good morning. Where can I find the Area E & Big White Proposed budget documents being discussed at our March 6 Town Hall? Are we given the option to review them so we can ask questions intelligently as I would hate to debate something I don't have all the facts on or understand. I don't want to waste anyone's time and I respect this is a very busy time for the Staff and Area Directors. Your guidance is appreciated. on Twitter Share Good morning. Where can I find the Area E & Big White Proposed budget documents being discussed at our March 6 Town Hall? Are we given the option to review them so we can ask questions intelligently as I would hate to debate something I don't have all the facts on or understand. I don't want to waste anyone's time and I respect this is a very busy time for the Staff and Area Directors. Your guidance is appreciated. on Linkedin Email Good morning. Where can I find the Area E & Big White Proposed budget documents being discussed at our March 6 Town Hall? Are we given the option to review them so we can ask questions intelligently as I would hate to debate something I don't have all the facts on or understand. I don't want to waste anyone's time and I respect this is a very busy time for the Staff and Area Directors. Your guidance is appreciated. link

    Good morning. Where can I find the Area E & Big White Proposed budget documents being discussed at our March 6 Town Hall? Are we given the option to review them so we can ask questions intelligently as I would hate to debate something I don't have all the facts on or understand. I don't want to waste anyone's time and I respect this is a very busy time for the Staff and Area Directors. Your guidance is appreciated.

    Jricioppo asked 4 months ago

    These will be discussed at the meeting but we haven't been releasing them beforehand so that the numbers can be explained at the in-person event.  

  • Share You did not answer the following question/comment. "Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw". These need to be posted well in advance of a Public Hearing so that residents can review whether and how you have addressed any concerns. RDKB policy regarding Freedom of Information requires routine release of draft bylaws so please comply. on Facebook Share You did not answer the following question/comment. "Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw". These need to be posted well in advance of a Public Hearing so that residents can review whether and how you have addressed any concerns. RDKB policy regarding Freedom of Information requires routine release of draft bylaws so please comply. on Twitter Share You did not answer the following question/comment. "Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw". These need to be posted well in advance of a Public Hearing so that residents can review whether and how you have addressed any concerns. RDKB policy regarding Freedom of Information requires routine release of draft bylaws so please comply. on Linkedin Email You did not answer the following question/comment. "Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw". These need to be posted well in advance of a Public Hearing so that residents can review whether and how you have addressed any concerns. RDKB policy regarding Freedom of Information requires routine release of draft bylaws so please comply. link

    You did not answer the following question/comment. "Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw". These need to be posted well in advance of a Public Hearing so that residents can review whether and how you have addressed any concerns. RDKB policy regarding Freedom of Information requires routine release of draft bylaws so please comply.

    jherold asked 4 months ago

    The latest document on the Join the Conversation Page incorporates all the changes to date.  Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to indicate changes between different versions.  I believe that our planner Liz Moore has responded to your email regarding the same question?  She continues to review all of the letters that have been received and am making notes about concerns with policies and language. Revisions will not be made prior to the Public Hearing (date to be confirmed), but may be presented in a report to the Board alongside the Public Hearing Minutes suggesting revisions based on public comments and concerns. 

  • Share When is the RDKB going to direct the Bylaw Officers to enforce the dog leash bylaw? We are starting to see more and more roaming dogs and thus there are going to be more cases of leashed dogs getting injured as has occurred recently in GF. From what I can see there aren't enough Animal Control Officers to go around the districts they must cover.. and they've been advised to 'educate' not enforce. This is not what our tax payers are paying for... on Facebook Share When is the RDKB going to direct the Bylaw Officers to enforce the dog leash bylaw? We are starting to see more and more roaming dogs and thus there are going to be more cases of leashed dogs getting injured as has occurred recently in GF. From what I can see there aren't enough Animal Control Officers to go around the districts they must cover.. and they've been advised to 'educate' not enforce. This is not what our tax payers are paying for... on Twitter Share When is the RDKB going to direct the Bylaw Officers to enforce the dog leash bylaw? We are starting to see more and more roaming dogs and thus there are going to be more cases of leashed dogs getting injured as has occurred recently in GF. From what I can see there aren't enough Animal Control Officers to go around the districts they must cover.. and they've been advised to 'educate' not enforce. This is not what our tax payers are paying for... on Linkedin Email When is the RDKB going to direct the Bylaw Officers to enforce the dog leash bylaw? We are starting to see more and more roaming dogs and thus there are going to be more cases of leashed dogs getting injured as has occurred recently in GF. From what I can see there aren't enough Animal Control Officers to go around the districts they must cover.. and they've been advised to 'educate' not enforce. This is not what our tax payers are paying for... link

    When is the RDKB going to direct the Bylaw Officers to enforce the dog leash bylaw? We are starting to see more and more roaming dogs and thus there are going to be more cases of leashed dogs getting injured as has occurred recently in GF. From what I can see there aren't enough Animal Control Officers to go around the districts they must cover.. and they've been advised to 'educate' not enforce. This is not what our tax payers are paying for...

    Rae-Lynne Dicks asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your input! We are passing this along to the manager who oversees this service. 

  • Share If meetings were virtual during Covid why can’t they be virtual now? The technology couldn’t have just vanished? Lakefront owners are being blindsided and need to be able to attend these meetings. Lots of owners are seasonal and would benefit from virtual meetings. on Facebook Share If meetings were virtual during Covid why can’t they be virtual now? The technology couldn’t have just vanished? Lakefront owners are being blindsided and need to be able to attend these meetings. Lots of owners are seasonal and would benefit from virtual meetings. on Twitter Share If meetings were virtual during Covid why can’t they be virtual now? The technology couldn’t have just vanished? Lakefront owners are being blindsided and need to be able to attend these meetings. Lots of owners are seasonal and would benefit from virtual meetings. on Linkedin Email If meetings were virtual during Covid why can’t they be virtual now? The technology couldn’t have just vanished? Lakefront owners are being blindsided and need to be able to attend these meetings. Lots of owners are seasonal and would benefit from virtual meetings. link

    If meetings were virtual during Covid why can’t they be virtual now? The technology couldn’t have just vanished? Lakefront owners are being blindsided and need to be able to attend these meetings. Lots of owners are seasonal and would benefit from virtual meetings.

    TayaFoss asked 4 months ago

    We have uploaded the presentation given at last night's Town Hall meeting to this page. We could not broadcast the World Cafe style of last night's Town Hall given the number of staff and attendees. Attendees had conservations with staff regarding specific questions.  Technology cannot support that format of meeting. We have passed along your feedback to your Area Director. Thank you for your input.

  • Share If you are unable to hold hybrid meetings, and you want our input as required by legislation for the Financial Plan, could you please hold an additional online only meeting in the next few weeks to accommodate those many seasonal residents who are unable to attend in person? on Facebook Share If you are unable to hold hybrid meetings, and you want our input as required by legislation for the Financial Plan, could you please hold an additional online only meeting in the next few weeks to accommodate those many seasonal residents who are unable to attend in person? on Twitter Share If you are unable to hold hybrid meetings, and you want our input as required by legislation for the Financial Plan, could you please hold an additional online only meeting in the next few weeks to accommodate those many seasonal residents who are unable to attend in person? on Linkedin Email If you are unable to hold hybrid meetings, and you want our input as required by legislation for the Financial Plan, could you please hold an additional online only meeting in the next few weeks to accommodate those many seasonal residents who are unable to attend in person? link

    If you are unable to hold hybrid meetings, and you want our input as required by legislation for the Financial Plan, could you please hold an additional online only meeting in the next few weeks to accommodate those many seasonal residents who are unable to attend in person?

    jherold asked 4 months ago

    We will not be holding an online meeting but we have posted the presentation given at last night's Town Hall to this page. If residents have specific questions regarding services and/or budgets, they are encouraged to contact staff or their Area Director. Thank you. 

  • Share I would like to know given the misleading information and answers I see below around online open houses being technically unfeasible what help the RDKB will seek or would like to ensure that its technical resources are educated, and brought up to speed so as to ensure these meetings are accessible to all residents of a community, regardless of whether they are seasonal or live year round. So long as there is an internet connection (and that can be a wireless one) there is no reason why these meetings cant be broadcast to a wider audience. Happy to help if you need it! (and obviously you do!) on Facebook Share I would like to know given the misleading information and answers I see below around online open houses being technically unfeasible what help the RDKB will seek or would like to ensure that its technical resources are educated, and brought up to speed so as to ensure these meetings are accessible to all residents of a community, regardless of whether they are seasonal or live year round. So long as there is an internet connection (and that can be a wireless one) there is no reason why these meetings cant be broadcast to a wider audience. Happy to help if you need it! (and obviously you do!) on Twitter Share I would like to know given the misleading information and answers I see below around online open houses being technically unfeasible what help the RDKB will seek or would like to ensure that its technical resources are educated, and brought up to speed so as to ensure these meetings are accessible to all residents of a community, regardless of whether they are seasonal or live year round. So long as there is an internet connection (and that can be a wireless one) there is no reason why these meetings cant be broadcast to a wider audience. Happy to help if you need it! (and obviously you do!) on Linkedin Email I would like to know given the misleading information and answers I see below around online open houses being technically unfeasible what help the RDKB will seek or would like to ensure that its technical resources are educated, and brought up to speed so as to ensure these meetings are accessible to all residents of a community, regardless of whether they are seasonal or live year round. So long as there is an internet connection (and that can be a wireless one) there is no reason why these meetings cant be broadcast to a wider audience. Happy to help if you need it! (and obviously you do!) link

    I would like to know given the misleading information and answers I see below around online open houses being technically unfeasible what help the RDKB will seek or would like to ensure that its technical resources are educated, and brought up to speed so as to ensure these meetings are accessible to all residents of a community, regardless of whether they are seasonal or live year round. So long as there is an internet connection (and that can be a wireless one) there is no reason why these meetings cant be broadcast to a wider audience. Happy to help if you need it! (and obviously you do!)

    JDavies asked 4 months ago

    The presentation given at last night's Town Hall meeting has been uploaded to this page. If you or your neighbors have feedback, please feel free to send us an email or letter or share your thoughts here. You are also encouraged to contact your Area Director. 

  • Share The RDKB website states that the Feb 6th town hall is virtual - this seems to be in conflict with your response below. Further, your response stating that remote participation for World Cafe is not possible is inaccurate. There are several online articles on how to hold them virtually. As well, why choose this format, if you know that it will preclude attendance by seasonal residents? A high proportion of them are lakefront and perhaps are interested in all agenda topics - but certainly the new riparian regulations included in the OCP that will have a significant impact on their use and enjoyment of their property. If you are genuinely interested in hearing from the seasonal residents, why wouldn't you hold an additional open house for them? Several regional districts in BC hold virtual public meetings and open houses by Zoom, why not RDKB? on Facebook Share The RDKB website states that the Feb 6th town hall is virtual - this seems to be in conflict with your response below. Further, your response stating that remote participation for World Cafe is not possible is inaccurate. There are several online articles on how to hold them virtually. As well, why choose this format, if you know that it will preclude attendance by seasonal residents? A high proportion of them are lakefront and perhaps are interested in all agenda topics - but certainly the new riparian regulations included in the OCP that will have a significant impact on their use and enjoyment of their property. If you are genuinely interested in hearing from the seasonal residents, why wouldn't you hold an additional open house for them? Several regional districts in BC hold virtual public meetings and open houses by Zoom, why not RDKB? on Twitter Share The RDKB website states that the Feb 6th town hall is virtual - this seems to be in conflict with your response below. Further, your response stating that remote participation for World Cafe is not possible is inaccurate. There are several online articles on how to hold them virtually. As well, why choose this format, if you know that it will preclude attendance by seasonal residents? A high proportion of them are lakefront and perhaps are interested in all agenda topics - but certainly the new riparian regulations included in the OCP that will have a significant impact on their use and enjoyment of their property. If you are genuinely interested in hearing from the seasonal residents, why wouldn't you hold an additional open house for them? Several regional districts in BC hold virtual public meetings and open houses by Zoom, why not RDKB? on Linkedin Email The RDKB website states that the Feb 6th town hall is virtual - this seems to be in conflict with your response below. Further, your response stating that remote participation for World Cafe is not possible is inaccurate. There are several online articles on how to hold them virtually. As well, why choose this format, if you know that it will preclude attendance by seasonal residents? A high proportion of them are lakefront and perhaps are interested in all agenda topics - but certainly the new riparian regulations included in the OCP that will have a significant impact on their use and enjoyment of their property. If you are genuinely interested in hearing from the seasonal residents, why wouldn't you hold an additional open house for them? Several regional districts in BC hold virtual public meetings and open houses by Zoom, why not RDKB? link

    The RDKB website states that the Feb 6th town hall is virtual - this seems to be in conflict with your response below. Further, your response stating that remote participation for World Cafe is not possible is inaccurate. There are several online articles on how to hold them virtually. As well, why choose this format, if you know that it will preclude attendance by seasonal residents? A high proportion of them are lakefront and perhaps are interested in all agenda topics - but certainly the new riparian regulations included in the OCP that will have a significant impact on their use and enjoyment of their property. If you are genuinely interested in hearing from the seasonal residents, why wouldn't you hold an additional open house for them? Several regional districts in BC hold virtual public meetings and open houses by Zoom, why not RDKB?

    jherold asked 5 months ago

    You will be able to attend a public hearing on the OCP.  The date hasn't been set yet but there will be the option to join virtually for seasonal residents and vacation property owners.  The annual town hall meetings have always been held in person. They only went online during Covid.

    Edit:  The OCP Public Hearing (date tbc) will also be held in person only but there will be the opportunity for those who cannot attend to provide their feedback.  More details will follow.


  • Share Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw. Thanks. on Facebook Share Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw. Thanks. on Twitter Share Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw. Thanks. on Linkedin Email Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw. Thanks. link

    Can you please provide copies of each of the OCP revisions (there may be 6 in total) with release dates on your website and include markups showing the changes from the previous version. This would help residents understand how you have incorporated their input into this proposed bylaw. Thanks.

    jherold asked 5 months ago

    The RDKB will be holding a public hearing regarding the OCP. Details will be shared at a later date.

  • Share I read below, the Feb 6th CL meeting has been set up in a way that is only in person, 'world cafe' style. This meeting sounds like a great way for people who live there full time to meet face to face and discuss concerns. The seasonal owners also need equal opportunity to participate in a town hall meeting virtually. To state it is unfortunate that remote participation isn't possible because of the style of the meeting means that this "style" of meeting only targets one group and excludes a huge number of taxpaying property owners. How can RDKB include both seasonal and full time residence in a town hall meeting? We need a "style" of meeting set up that allows RDKB to hear from all of Christina Lake. on Facebook Share I read below, the Feb 6th CL meeting has been set up in a way that is only in person, 'world cafe' style. This meeting sounds like a great way for people who live there full time to meet face to face and discuss concerns. The seasonal owners also need equal opportunity to participate in a town hall meeting virtually. To state it is unfortunate that remote participation isn't possible because of the style of the meeting means that this "style" of meeting only targets one group and excludes a huge number of taxpaying property owners. How can RDKB include both seasonal and full time residence in a town hall meeting? We need a "style" of meeting set up that allows RDKB to hear from all of Christina Lake. on Twitter Share I read below, the Feb 6th CL meeting has been set up in a way that is only in person, 'world cafe' style. This meeting sounds like a great way for people who live there full time to meet face to face and discuss concerns. The seasonal owners also need equal opportunity to participate in a town hall meeting virtually. To state it is unfortunate that remote participation isn't possible because of the style of the meeting means that this "style" of meeting only targets one group and excludes a huge number of taxpaying property owners. How can RDKB include both seasonal and full time residence in a town hall meeting? We need a "style" of meeting set up that allows RDKB to hear from all of Christina Lake. on Linkedin Email I read below, the Feb 6th CL meeting has been set up in a way that is only in person, 'world cafe' style. This meeting sounds like a great way for people who live there full time to meet face to face and discuss concerns. The seasonal owners also need equal opportunity to participate in a town hall meeting virtually. To state it is unfortunate that remote participation isn't possible because of the style of the meeting means that this "style" of meeting only targets one group and excludes a huge number of taxpaying property owners. How can RDKB include both seasonal and full time residence in a town hall meeting? We need a "style" of meeting set up that allows RDKB to hear from all of Christina Lake. link

    I read below, the Feb 6th CL meeting has been set up in a way that is only in person, 'world cafe' style. This meeting sounds like a great way for people who live there full time to meet face to face and discuss concerns. The seasonal owners also need equal opportunity to participate in a town hall meeting virtually. To state it is unfortunate that remote participation isn't possible because of the style of the meeting means that this "style" of meeting only targets one group and excludes a huge number of taxpaying property owners. How can RDKB include both seasonal and full time residence in a town hall meeting? We need a "style" of meeting set up that allows RDKB to hear from all of Christina Lake.

    Nancy Kroll asked 4 months ago

    Staff have passed along your feedback to your Area Director. Thank you for your comments. Please note that we encourage feedback any time, not just at Town Hall meetings. Feel free to send us an email or letter, or you can contact your Area Director directly.

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