Alternative Approval Process
Bylaw No. 261 – Corporate Office Loan Authorization Bylaw 2017
The Strathcona Regional District is looking to borrow up to $2,042,160 for the purpose of purchasing a permanent facility for its corporate office. After considering other location alternatives, the regional district has decided to purchase the building in which it is currently located at 990 Cedar Street in Campbell River. This is the best, most cost-effective option for the regional district and will have no impact on taxpayers.
B.C. legislation requires the regional district to get public approval for borrowing these funds, and the regional district is using an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for this purpose.
How does the AAP work?
The AAP requires the regional district to give public notice of its intention to borrow this money with an outline of what the money will be used for, and then give the public 30 days to respond if they are opposed to this borrowing. Persons opposed are invited to submit a Board-approved elector response form to the regional district. Following the deadline, the regional district will be able to proceed with adopting the bylaw unless at least 10% of eligible electors submit an elector response form by the end of the 30 day period.
Forms must be received at the regional district office either by mail or dropped off in person. Email or faxed elector response forms will not be accepted. The deadline to submit elector response forms is 4:30 p.m. on April 24, 2017.
What constitutes 10% of eligible electors?
The number of eligible electors within the boundaries of the Strathcona Regional District has been fairly determined to be 34,177 and the number of valid elector response forms required to prevent the adoption of Bylaw No. 261 without first obtaining the assent of the electors by voting is 3,418.
Elector response forms can be downloaded here or picked up at the Regional District office located at 301-990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, BC. Only persons who qualify as electors within the Strathcona Regional District are entitled to sign elector response forms.
How do I know if I am an eligible elector?
In order to be eligible to sign an elector response form, a person:
- must be eighteen years of age or older;
- must be a Canadian Citizen;
- must have resided in British Columbia for at least the last six months;
- must have resided in, OR have been a registered owner of real property within, the Strathcona Regional District for at least the last 30 days;
- must not be disqualified by law from voting in local elections; and
- must be entitled to sign an elector response form, and must not have previously signed an elector response form in relation to Bylaw No. 261.
Forms and Bylaw Information
The following documents are available for download:
- Bylaw No. 261
- Official Public Notice
- Elector Response Form and Detailed Instructions
- Non-Resident Property Elector Authorization Form
- Report - Determination of Eligible Electors
For more information regarding Bylaw No. 261 or the Alternative Approval Process please contact email@example.com or call 250.830.6700.
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