The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will coordinate a clean-up of Hedley to remove derelict vehicles and other garbage. Planning and community outreach will begin in the summer and fall of 2021 with the clean-up work planned for the spring of 2022. (Contributed)

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will coordinate a clean-up of Hedley to remove derelict vehicles and other garbage. Planning and community outreach will begin in the summer and fall of 2021 with the clean-up work planned for the spring of 2022. (Contributed)

Information meeting to discuss Hedley cleanup

Input sought for one-time cleanup of derelict vehicles, sheds and refuse on Crown land

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is hosting a public information meeting at the Hedley Community Club on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss a community cleanup project.

The regional district is looking for input to help prioritize a one-time cleanup of derelict vehicles, sheds and refuse on Crown land surrounding the homes of Hedley residents.

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Tim Roberts, director for Electoral Area G, said residents of Hedley have said they want a cleaner community.

“This summer, regional district staff mapped and identified the scope of the waste and worked with the provincial government and RCMP on the best approach for a one-time removal and disposal,” he said. “The RDOS is now looking for feedback from the community on whether to proceed with the cleanup next spring.”

The public information meeting is an opportunity for residents and property owners to share their thoughts on the proposed cleanup, review the maps and identify their priorities.

Regional district staff, including public works manager of operations Andrew Reeder, will be present to answer questions. Presentations are scheduled to take place at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

This public information meeting will comply with COVID-19 protocols. The presentation and maps will be available here after the meeting.

A feedback survey is being sent to residents and property owners via regular mail. The survey can be returned by mail or dropped off at the Hedley Improvement District office, 825 Scott Ave., adjacent to the Hedley Volunteer Fire Department.

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