The Regional District has requested that Island Timberlands cease all operations on DL 3040 (Stillwater Bluffs) while they enter into negotiations to acquire it for a regional park.
Please write to them and say thank you. This is a great first step.
Powell River Regional District
5776 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 2M4
Tel: 604 483-3231 | Fax: 604 483-2229
Here is the letter ....
Darshan Sihota President Island Timberlands
Re: District Lot 3040 Powell River - Stillwater Bluffs
As you may be aware, the Powell River Regional District has identified
District Lot 3040 Powell River as one of six regional park acquisition
objectives through its Regional Parks and Greenspace Plan. In recent
conversation with local Island Timberlands staff, the Regional District
has been made aware that planned logging operations on the property
would be deferred if the Regional District entered into meaningful
discussions about acquisition of the property. Please take this letter
as formal confirmation of this intent with the expectation that Island
Timberlands will immediately cease all planning and harvesting
activities on the property. As I expect you will understand, any
harvesting of the standing timber on the property will adversely affect
our subsequent acquisition negotiations.
The length of the
proposed deferment of planning and harvesting operations will need to be
further defined to our mutual satisfaction. Our staff is ready to meet
with the appropriate Island Timberland staff at a time and place of your
choosing to complete this detail and start confidential discussions
about acquisition of the property. It is suggested that this meeting
should be a priority to give you confidence of our seriousness and not
to unnecessarily encumber or delay your corporate operations.
Thank you for your staff's offer of the deferment of operations and I
look forward to a progressive and mutually beneficial negotiation of our
acquisition of the property.
Chief Administrative Officer
cc: Wayne French