|An image as part of the presentation to Lax Kw'alaams residents|
on proposed new housing in the community
(From Lax Kw'alaams FB page)
Residents of Lax Kw'alaams who may have missed the information sessions last week on plans for additional housing in the community, now have a chance to review the video, with an encore presentation now streaming through the Lax Kw'alaams Facebook page.
The half hour video outlines all of the elements towards the proposed housing, as well as the consultation process that makes up the path to the January 31st referendum.
Made up of mainly three and four bedroom housing, the housing will consist of 20 affordable housing units for the community.
The new homes are to be built in a new subdivision in Lax Kw'alaams in the Simpson Boulevard area, which was opened up fifteen years ago for residential use and has remained vacant for the most part since that period of time.
It's anticipated that the construction of the units will help to address the 34 applications for housing on reserve in the community.
The nature of the referendum is to provide approval for the Band to move forward on the leasing of the land by the WAP Housing Society for the use for the affordable housing.
If approved by simple majority, the designated lands will retain their reserve status, and Lax Kw'alaams bylaws will continue to apply, as well as tax exemptions.
Voting is to take place on January 31st, either by in person voting at the polling station or by mail in ballot.
The physical polling stations will be located at the Elders Lounge in Lax Kw'alaams or the Lax Kw'alaams Community Hall in Prince Rupert.
You can review the presentation from the video below: