Area E Rural Director Vicki Gee met with members of her area planning commission (APC) last week at the Seniors’ Centre in Midway.
Members of the APC are Grant Harfman, George Dagg, Vic Lockhart, Michael Fenwick-Wilson, Lisa Fillmore, John Condon, Jamie Haynes, Stephen Kirkham, Fred Marshall, Janet Matsalla, Lynn Storm, Harald Zinner and MaryJane Prutton.
They had postponed this, their inaugural meeting, from Monday to Wednesday because of the snowstorm at the beginning of the week. It was agreed to continue to meet in Midway for the rest of the winter because of its central location.
Donna Dean, manager of planning and development for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, joined them for the meeting. She brought reference materials and was available to answer questions about APCs in general and about the specific matters before the APC for January.
“What a great mix of people on the APC,” Gee said. “There was good, thoughtful discussion about a variety of topics. They’ve agreed to work with me at the next meeting on criteria for grant-in-aid, and in providing recommendations on some of the requests I’ve received so far this year.”
APC meetings are open to the public. Gee said she will post dates and times on Facebook (Vicki Gee Regional Director)and in the newspapers.
An APC is a group of individuals that are appointed by an electoral area director and endorsed by the RDKB board of directors. Members are chosen to represent a variety of community interests.