Rural Graham Island community plan open houses Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

  • Apr. 13, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Islanders who live in Tlell, the Tow Hill Road area, or any of the other small communities on Graham Island might be interested in attending open houses this week to learn more about the draft official community plan for rural Graham Island. Consultant Rob Barrs of HB Lanarc, who has been working on the plan, will be on the islands to explain the draft plan and listen to islanders’ comments about it. “It’s really an opportunity for people to provide their feedback on the OCP,” Mr. Barrs said. “It will be revised based on what we hear from people.” The open houses will be very informal, he said. There will be display boards and maps to give an overview of the plan, community volunteers to discuss it with, and a short survey to fill out. The plan has already been circulated to government agencies and the Council of the Haida Nation and a few changes have been made based on their feedback, Mr. Barrs said. The document is long, about 100 pages, but there is also a shorter summary of the plan available. Islanders can pick up a copy at the open houses, or by downloading it from www.GrahamIslandOCP.net Open houses are scheduled for:. Wednesday, April 13 at the Trout House on Tow Hill Road , drop in from 4 pm to 8:30 pm.. Thursday, April 14 at the Tlell fire hall, drop in from 4 pm to 8:30 pm.. Saturday, April 16 in the seniors room at the Port Clements multiplex from 1-4 pm. A formal presentation will be given at 2 pm.