The Question

On October 20, 2018 qualified electors on Saturna Island voted on the following question:

Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 4231, "Saturna Island Medical Clinic Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No.1, 2018" authorizing the CRD to establish a service to contribute to costs incurred by the Saturna Community Club in operating the Saturna Island Medical Clinic and to raise a maximum annual requisition of the greater of FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($40,000) or $0.17 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) of taxable land and improvements for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the service."?

Official Voting Results

Yes No
184 24

Background

On March 14, 2018, the Board gave three readings to Bylaw No. 4231 which proposes a service establishment bylaw in order to establish a new service to contribute to the costs incurred by the Saturna Community Club in operating the Saturna Island Medical Clinic, located on Saturna Island.

The Local Government Act requires that elector approval be obtained in order to proceed with the service establishment bylaw. A question to obtain elector approval will be included on the Saturna Island ballots during the October 2018 local general election, with advance voting opportunities on October 11th and 17th, general voting day on October 20th and mail ballots for those unable to vote on those dates due to absence, physical disability or illness.

Synopsis of Bylaw No. 4231

The intent of Bylaw No. 4231, “Saturna Island Medical Clinic Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No.1, 2018”, is to establish a new service to contribute to the costs incurred by the Saturna Community Club in operating the Saturna Island Medical Clinic, located on Saturna Island. The bylaw permits the CRD to raise a maximum annual requisition for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the service to the greater of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) or $0.17 per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of taxable land and improvements in the service area. It is estimated that the participants will pay an additional $60.79 per average household.

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