Ladysmith’s Town Council is seeking members of the public to sit on a Official Community Plan Steering Committee.
In a press release, the Town said it was looking for community members of diverse backgrounds and expertise that reflects the fabric of the community.
The steering committee will be comprised of 17 voting members; including representatives from Stz’uminus First Nation, youth, senior, developer, business owner, or representative from the maritime, environmental stewardship, tourism, cultural, heritage conservation or housing sectors.
Members of the committee will serve until the date of adoption of a new OCP. Members are expected to conduct themselves with respect and integrity. They will also be accountable to attend meetings, read meeting materials in advance, and participare in stakeholder engagement activities when necessary. Meetings will be on an as-needed basis, but will not be more than twice per month.
The OCP review process is scheduled to begin in early 2021, and will involve significant public engagement.
Ladysmith’s OCP will outline what future developments will be permitted in town, as well as guiding business and development toward desired locations. The OCP will also incorporate ecological, economic, transportation, and social factors.
Town staff are required to reference the OCP when making reccomendations to council.
For those interested in serving on the committee, application forms are available online at ladysmith.ca, in person at City Hall on 410 Esplanade or Development Services Office, 132C Roberts Street.
The Town asks that completed application forms be sent no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at City Hall.