Public meeting coming up at Youbou

Youbou/Meade Creek area director Klaus Kuhn is open for suggestions, Wednesday, May 4, during a 7 p.m. public meeting at the Youbou Hall.

  • Apr. 25, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Youbou/Meade Creek area director Klaus Kuhn is open for suggestions, Wednesday, May 4, during a 7 p.m. public meeting at the Youbou Hall.

Not that he isn’t always open to suggestions, but this provides another forum for people to share their thoughts and concerns.

“Any ideas, problems you have, or anything you want me to look into,” Kuhn said, of what issues he plans on addressing during the meeting.

This public meeting comes only a couple of months after the last one, held in lake February.

“The attendance wasn’t very good, so I wanted to give residents another chance,” Kuhn said.

This time around, it’s less likely that snowfall prevents people from showing up.

Some areas that are certain to warrant some discussion include:

• Earthquake and emergency preparedness – Cowichan Valley Regional District public safety educator Sybille Sanderson will be attending the meeting to help bring residents up to date on emergency preparedness issues.

The item is being brought up due to citizen’s concerns around earthquakes, in reaction to what has happened in Japan.

“Could Japan happen here? We are in the ring of fire. It wouldn’t be a surprise if an earthquake happened here,” Kuhn said.

• Property taxes – Kuhn plans on bringing residents up to date on their 2011 CVRD property taxes.

Youbou/Meade Creek faces a 8.45 per cent increase, this year.

“It’s a bit disheartening,” Kuhn said, of the large tax increase.

• Youbou Road – Logging trucks are wreaking havoc on Youbou Road, as they’ve been leaving behind mud that turns into dust.

“I’ve been in contact with TimberWest, and they agreed to regular cleaning, but that’s not good enough,” Kuhn said.

There will be an open discussion of suggestions and opinions around this issue.

• Woodland Shores – With houses finally being built at the Woodland Shores development on the Bald Mountain Peninsula, Kuhn plans on giving an update as to how things are going.

• Youbou Lands – An update will be provided on how the Youbou Lands development is going, west of Youbou.

• Cowichan Lake issues – There are many things that could make up this discussion, Kuhn said.

“Anything that has to do with riparian area regulations,” Kuhn said, of the discussion’s focus.

In addition to these main items of discussion, the floor will be open to anything else the public wishes to discuss, in a manner similar to previous public meetings.

Kuhn can be contacted at 745-6243 for more information.