We will find out February 12 how Blewett residents feel about an official community plan.

We will find out February 12 how Blewett residents feel about an official community plan.

Blewett plebiscite result expected next week

Results from a plebiscite asking Blewett residents if they want to participate in an official community plan will be announced February 12.

Results from a plebiscite asking Blewett residents if they want to participate in an official community plan will be announced February 12.

The mail-in ballot has been underway since mid-December. Friday was the deadline for postmarked responses. The question read: “Are you in favour of the revised community plan?”

The plan, intended to guide growth and development, has been especially controversial in Blewett. If adopted, it would also cover Balfour, Harrop, Procter, Queens Bay and other parts of Area E of the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Although those areas were not included in the vote, another public hearing will be held before the plan is adopted.

The plebiscite results are non-binding, but regional district director Ramona Faust has pledged to respect the majority will.