Every community needs to know where it is headed. That is the purpose of the vision statement. It describes the type of community residents wish to live in. The community plan is only a tool, part of the road-map to be used as a reference in making decisions about land use and related community development capital expenditures. Carmacks’ vision is set out below:
"Carmacks will be an economically stable, regional service centre – an attractive place to visit and a healthy, family oriented community that is a good place to live and work”.
The goal of the Village of Carmacks Official Community Plan is:
"To provide the focus and direction Council intends to follow to ensure the Village of Carmacks is a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community capable of meeting the needs of residents today and tomorrow.”
Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw Update
The Village of Carmacks (VOC) is updating the 2013 Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw in 2021. An OCP provides a general "blueprint” for how (and where) a municipality will grow and thrive over time; the Zoning Bylaw sets out the precise details.
The Carmacks OCP process is being overseen by a Steering Committee comprised of VOC elected officials and staff, Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation elected officials, and Government of Yukon staff.