Directors will decide Thursday if they want to apply for a Licence of Occupation on the pracels outlined in red along the Kaleden lakeshore. (screen grab RDOS report).

Kaleden shore might get prettier

Regional district directors to decide Thursday about applying for occupation on 54 lakefront parcels

If an application for licence of occupation is approved, the lakefront area in Kaleden is going to be a lot lovelier.

Justin Shuttleworth, parks and facilities co-ordinator for the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen said if the regional district is successful the licence will fill in gaps along lakefront access that are not well maintained.

The regional district already operates Kaleden Hotel Park and Pioneer Park.

“Right now on these parcels there are abandoned boats, some people are kind of doing their own personal maintenance along the lake that might might be in the best interest of the lake,” he said. “What this ultimately does is allow us to provide a level of maintenance that is higher and provide additional green space and additional space to recreate.”

If approved by directors Thursday, the regional district will apply for Licence of Application over 54 Crown parcels for a term of 30 years. The parcels made up the former CP Rail corridor.

The regional district does maintain the KVR trail but does not do work outside the base of the trail.

Shuttleworth said the increase cost maintain the lots would be “nominal.”

“It would be a few extra hours a week, I would think,” he said.

If the board approves the application, the regional district is hopeful it will hear back from the province by the end of summer 2018, Shuttleworth said.

“We would plan for it (maintenance work) to occur in the 2019 fiscal year,” he said.

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