Staff Recommendation from Lynn Ketch, Director of Corporate Services - Duncan Business Improvement Area Society - Core Bylaw #3067 and Fringe Bylaw #3068
Duncan Business Improvement Area Society - Core Bylaw #3067
Duncan Business Improvement Area Society - Fringe Bylaw #3068
The City is currently involved in a number of significant
1. Active Transportation Plan: The City of Duncan, Cowichan Tribes and the Municipality of North Cowichan are working together on an Active Transportation Plan that is designed to take back the streets from the automobile. Please take a few moments to fill out our Active Transportation Plan survey.
In 2006, the City conducted a Boundary Restructure Study that explored the possibility of expanding its boundaries. The City worked with the BC Government’s Local Government Restructure Program to look at the potential advantages and disadvantages of including portions of the surrounding electoral areas within the City boundaries.
The City currently provides water and fire protection services to the majority of the study area.
A public committee was established and was made up of 5 Electoral Area Citizens, 3 Citizens from within the City, 1 representative from Cowichan Tribes and 1 Citizen from North Cowichan.
The City will explore ways to best address the recommendations of the Committee.
3. On an ongoing basis we work to support the initiatives of the
Improvement Association, such as their thriving City Square Market and the ever-popular Christmas Light-up and Fireworks Display.
The City is actively involved with numerous organizations that
are also working to increase the health and safety of our
community. These include:
Cowichan Valley Safer Futures - Safer Futures is a
community development and research program that looks at issues
of personal security for women, children and other marginalized
groups in their communities, and works at the community level to
develop and implement solutions.
Community Policing - The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, in
partnership with the City of Duncan and the Municipality of
North Cowichan, opened three community policing stations in the
region in 2003 (Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Chemainus)