September 15, 2015
KGHM-Ajax Public Consultation Period
Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops will be hosting a town hall meeting to facilitate feedback from the public regarding the submission from KGHM International Inc. (KGHM) to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO).
This public consultation will take place at the Conference Centre (Coast Hotel) from 6:00 – 10:00 pm on Monday, September 28th.
This meeting will begin with City staff providing Council and the public with a list of questions that the City's consultant will be asked to investigate during its review of KGHM’s application. The remainder of the meeting will be an opportunity for Council and its consultant to hear concerns from the public so that they can determine how and where to focus their work. Members of the public who wish to speak will be allocated three minutes to put forward their suggested questions.
A series of meetings and workshops will follow this initial open house. The meetings will provide an opportunity for the public and Council to have a greater understanding of the preliminary findings of the City's consultant's review. Nearing the end of the review period, Council will formulate and provide a formal official response to the BC EAO.
“We encourage the public to get involved and take advantage of this opportunity to provide the City and the consultant with their thoughts and concerns regarding the proposed project,” commented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.
Those who are unable to attend the town hall meeting are invited to submit a 500 word letter via the City’s website at www.kamloops.ca/ajax between September 29th and October 2nd, 2015.
This City-led initiative does not replace the process being run by the BC Environmental Assessment Office.
Jen Fretz, Director of Public Works and Utilities
City of Kamloops