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Area D ratepayers tackle sewer and tax issues

The Area D Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association, recently formed to provide a voice for the residents, landowners and businesses located in Area D of the Strathcona Regional District, is moving forward in its commitment to organize and inform its members.

After a successful inaugural meeting in December, the association will hold its first general meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Shelter Point Distillery (4650 Regent Road) in Oyster River.

“Area D faces some dramatic challenges in the year ahead including the possible loss of its heavily populated Ocean Grove and Stories Beach areas to an annexation drive by the City of Campbell River,” says Rod Nugent, association president.

Bob Solc, association vice-president, is worried about the affect of annexation on Area D tax rates and the first draft of the Official Community Plan (OCP).

“As an Area D resident, I am very concerned that the loss of the sewer lands to Campbell River will drive up the taxes for everyone,” Solc says.

“And how can you plan for the future of a community (OCP) when you don’t even know what community you are planning? We need some certainty first.”

Memberships to the Area D Ratepayers’ Association are still available.

Application memberships can be requested  by e-mailing: adrrassoc@gmail.com

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