Wilmer park future discussed

Twenty people turned out to a community meeting to discuss their vision for the future of Selkirk Park.

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Regional District of East Kootenay

Twenty people turned out to a community meeting in Wilmer Wednesday (June 24th) night to discuss their vision for the future of the parcel of land historically known as Selkirk Park.

“We started the night off with an overview of the RDEK parks system, followed by a history of the Selkirk Park property,” explains RDEK Electoral Area G Director Gerry Wilkie. “We then opened the floor up and had a really good community discussion about…what people would like to see done with the property.”

The community meeting was the first step in seeking the community’s input on the future of the park. The RDEK has created an online survey that will be open until July 5th.

The link to the electronic survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/selkirkpark.

For those without a computer, hard copies will be available at the Columbia Valley RDEK Office until July 3rd.

For the past 40 years, the Province has leased Selkirk Park to the RDEK for community park purposes, but it was never developed. This lease has now expired. If the community wishes to see the lease renewed, the RDEK needs to hear from the community in order to create a required management plan for the Province.

The survey deadline is July 5th.

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