The Question

On November 23, 2019 qualified electors in the service areas for the Magic Lake Estates Wastewater System on Pender Island will vote on the following question:

Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 4320, “Magic Lake Estates Wastewater System Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3, 2019”, authorizing the Capital Regional District to borrow an amount up to but not to exceed SIX MILLION DOLLARS ($6,000,000) for the purpose of administering, planning, designing, acquiring and constructing the capital renewal and upgrade of the Magic Lake Estates Wastewater System. YES or NO”

Voting Information

Where 4703 Canal Road, Pender Island
When Advance Voting Opportunities: Wednesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 20
General Voting Day: Saturday, November 23, 2019
All days from 8am - 8pm

Note that mail ballot applications will be processed starting late October.

Background

On July 10, 2019, the CRD Board gave three readings to Bylaw No. 4320 which proposes a loan to pay for service improvements in the Magic Lake Estates Wastewater service area.

The Local Government Act requires that elector approval be obtained in order to borrow the funds. A question to obtain participant approval will be on the referendum ballot available on November 23, 2019, with advance voting opportunities on November 13 and 20. Mail ballots are available for those unable to vote on those dates due to absence, physical disability or illness.

Synopsis of Bylaw No. 4230

The intent of Bylaw No. 4320, Magic Lake Estates Wastewater System Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 3, 2019, is to authorize the Capital Regional District to borrow an amount up to but not to exceed $6,000,000, for the purposes of funding Phase 1 of capital renewal and upgrade of the Magic Lake Estates wastewater system, which will involve the design and construction of facilities for collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of wastewater, as well as other related works, facilities, real property and equipment purchases, and will include planning, studies, project administration and communications, and staff time. The Magic Lake Estates sewage local service area is located on Pender Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area of the Capital Regional District.

The above is a synopsis of the proposed bylaw and is not intended to be or understood as an interpretation of the bylaw.