Riley Gettens's blog


  • Posted on: 19 May 2019
  • By: Riley Gettens

Welcome to the website specifically for Area "F" residents.  My name is Riley Gettens and I am the Director for Area "F" of the RDOS.   Please note, there is an official RDOS website and RDOS Facebook page.  This forum is informal and represents only my views and opinions... not necessarily the opinions of the Board or staff.  Please use this place as a way to engage in discussion around community issues.  While you will be able to post comments on this blog you can also always reach me via email or text/call 250-488-0246. 

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Riley Gettens
Director for Electoral Area "F" of the RDOS

Bear Aware Meeting - Monday, June 10 at WBE 6:30pm

  • Posted on: 8 June 2019
  • By: Riley Gettens

There will be a meeting to discuss Curbside Garbage and Wildlife issues on Monday, June 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 at West Bench Elementary School Auditorium.

RDOS Solid Waste staff, WildSafeBC and a Conservation Officer will be on hand to answer questions and assist residents to reduce the risk of wildlife conflict on their properties and in the community.

 Here is a link to more information on how to become a Bear Smart Community.

See you Monday!



Sage Mesa Water System

  • Posted on: 20 May 2019
  • By: Riley Gettens

The current situation is that the conversation between the Sage Mesa Water System owner and the RDOS is still ongoing.  Until the water system owner and the RDOS come to an agreement and the RDOS is invited by the owner to take over the Sage Mesa water system (and that invitation is supported by the majority of ratepayers), hands are tied. 

I am sure you are all aware that this conversation has been ongoing for a very long time.  Past Director Brydon summed up the situation and challenges very well last October.


I can tell you that meetings are happening between the water system owner and the RDOS; both parties want to see a resolution.   As soon as there is new information to report, we will ensure that all impacted residents will be updated.