City of Courtenay clarifies dealings with campground

Dear editor,

I’d like to address statements made in a letter to the editor that appeared in your paper on Aug. 20.

DAVID ALLEN

Dear editor,

I’d like to address statements made in a letter to the editor that appeared in your paper on Aug. 20.

R. Chandler alleged that Maple Pool Campsite representatives had been unable to obtain important information and data from the City of Courtenay, to allow them to complete necessary engineering work.

In fact, on July 17, 2013, the City of Courtenay couriered the most recent technical memos and floodplain elevations to the project engineer working on behalf of the Maple Pool campground.

This latest information only recently became available as part of the City’s floodplain mapping project. We are not aware of any other information the Maple Pool representatives require from the City that they have not yet received from us.

Your readers should be aware that our technical information is related to our own floodplain mapping project, and is not a model for Maple Pool.

It is the responsibility of Maple Pool representatives to determine what effect their own proposed work will have on the Tsolum River system, both on their property and on the adjacent properties, before any application for rezoning or an official community plan amendment could be considered.

Also, to clarify, there is no official or unofficial policy that would prevent Maple Pool representatives from meeting with City staff.

I have met with individuals who indicated they were representing the interests of the residents of Maple Pool, and remain open to any discussions that could further assist in solving outstanding issues.

David Allen

Editor’s note: David Allen is the chief administrative officer for the City of Courtenay.

 

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