Alternative Approval Process for Bylaw 4382, Loan Authorization for Regional Water Supply

Bylaw 4382

At the November 18, 2020 Board meeting of the Capital Regional District ("CRD"), the following bylaw received third reading:

Bylaw No. 4382, “Regional Water Supply Water Works Facilities Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 5, 2020”  to authorize the borrowing of $46,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring, designing, and constructing water works facilities of Regional Water Supply.

Alternative Approval Process

The CRD may proceed with Bylaw No. 4382 unless at least 29,374 electors within the local service area indicate, by signing the elector response form, that the Board must obtain the assent of the electors by way of an assent vote (referendum) before proceeding to adopt Bylaw No. 4382.

The alternative approval process opportunity applies within all municipalities of the CRD, including Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria and View Royal and in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

Elector response forms may be obtained at the CRD Headquarters, PO Box 1000, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) until 4pm on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Deadline for Submitting an Electoral Response

The deadline for submitting signed elector response forms, in relation to Bylaw No. 4382, to the CRD is 4:00 pm on Monday, August 30, 2021. Forms must be received by the deadline to be counted.

Elector Qualifications

Resident Elector: You are entitled to submit an elector response form as a Resident Elector if you are 18 years or older on the date of submission of the elector response form, are a Canadian citizen, have resided in British Columbia for 6 months and in the CRD for at least 30 days prior to signing the elector response form.

Non-Resident Property Elector: You may submit an elector response form as a Non-Resident Property Elector if you are 18 years or older on the date of submission of the elector response form, are a Canadian citizen, have resided in British Columbia for 6 months, have owned and held registered title to property in the CRD for 30 days and do NOT qualify as a Resident Elector. If there is more than one registered owner of the property (either as joint tenants or tenants in common) only one individual may, with the written consent of the majority, submit an elector response form

Notice to Electors

Deadline is 4pm on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Official Documents

Additional Information

Contacts

Regarding Bylaw No. 4382:
Ted Robbins,  General Manager, Integrated Water Services
Tel: 250.360.3061
Email

Regarding the Alternative Approval Process:
Marlene Lagoa, Deputy Corporate Officer
Tel: 250.360.3127
Email