Regional District of East Kootenay

December 22, 2022

Public Hearing Notice-ByLaws 3197 & 3198-ByLaw Amendments-Baynes Lake

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Darren and Sarann Press to amend the OCP and zoning designations of their property to permit subdivision. The property is located at 851 Desjardin Road, Baynes Lake as shown on the attached map.

Map 1

Bylaw No. 3197 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Baynes Lake Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2319, 2011 – Amendment Bylaw No. 25, 2022 (Baynes Lake / Press)” will amend the OCP designation of Lot 1, Block 33, District Lot 132, Kootenay District, Plan 1181 from MH, Medium Holdings to SH, Small Holdings.

Bylaw No. 3198 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – South Country Zoning & Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 2320, 2011 – Amendment Bylaw No. 37, 2022 (Baynes Lake/ Press)” will amend the zone designation of Lot 1, Block 33, District Lot 132, Kootenay District, Plan 1181 from RR-2, Rural Residential (Small Holding) zone to RR-1, Rural Residential (Estate) zone.

A public hearing will be held via Zoom webinar conference: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm.

The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area B and Electoral Area C. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws, you may prior to the hearing:

  • inspect the Bylaws and supporting information by requesting that an information package be emailed to you by contacting Information packages may be requested up until Monday, January 2, 2023 at 4:30 pm;
  • mail or email written submissions to the addresses shown below before Monday, January 2, 2023 at 4:30 pm;
  • present verbal submissions at the public hearing.

You must pre-register in order to attend and provide verbal presentations or make comments at the hearing. The deadline to register is: Monday, January 2, 2023 at 4:30 pm.

Register in advance for this webinar: or by visiting the Public Hearings and Meetings page on the RDEK website.

Please note that a question and answer period will not occur during the Zoom webinar conference. You must address any questions relating to the bylaw to the Planning Technician prior to the above date.


All submissions will form part of the public record and will be published in a meeting agenda posted online. Personal contact information such as phone and email will be removed from written submissions. Questions about the disclosure of your personal information may be referred to the Corporate Officer at 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335.

This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaws. For more information, contact Anita Charest, Planning Technician at 250-489-6903 or toll free at 1-888-478-7335 or email

To Pre-Register visit the meetings page on and choose Public Hearing & Meetings.