Alternative Approval Process for Bylaw 4515, Solid Waste Disposal Loan Authorization

THE SUBMISSION PERIOD TO RECEIVE ELECTOR RESPONSE FORMS IS NOW CLOSED.

Certified Results: At the close of the deadline of 12 pm (Noon) January 23, 2023 for receipt of elector responses, it was determined that  two elector response forms had been accepted. As this represents less than 10% of registered votes, elector assent was obtained. The next step is for the bylaw to be considered for final adoption at the CRD Board meeting on February 8, 2023

Overview 

At the October 12, 2022 Board meeting of the Capital Regional District ("CRD"), the following bylaw received three readings:

  • Bylaw No. 4515, “Solid Waste Disposal Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1, 2022” to authorize the borrowing of thirty six million dollars ($36,000,000) for the purpose of acquiring, designing and constructing solid waste facilities and site improvements at the Hartland Landfill site, construction of remote transfer stations and all related ancillary works and equipment.

Bylaw Synopsis

Bylaw No. 4515 would authorize the borrowing of thirty-six million dollars ($36,000,000) for the purpose of acquiring, designing and constructing solid waste facilities and site improvements at the Hartland Landfill site, construction of remote transfer stations and all related ancillary works and equipment. The debt servicing costs will be recovered through the tipping fees at Hartland Landfill site over a period of 15 years. The solid waste disposal local service area applies to all municipalities and electoral areas of the CRD, including Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, View Royal, and the Electoral Areas of Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island, and Southern Gulf Islands.

Please note that this synopsis of Bylaw No. 4515 is not intended to be or understood as an interpretation of the bylaw. A copy of the complete bylaw and this notice may be viewed at Capital Regional District offices located at 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

Alternative Approval Process

The CRD may proceed with Bylaw No. 4515 unless at least 33,208 electors within the Capital Regional District 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.

The Alternative Approval Process opportunity applies to all municipalities and electoral areas of the CRD, including Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, View Royal, and the Electoral Areas of Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island, and Southern Gulf Islands.

Elector response forms may be obtained at the CRD Headquarters, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) until 12pm on January 23, 2023.

Deadline for Submitting an Electoral Response Form

The deadline for submitting signed elector response forms, in relation to Bylaw No. 4515, to the CRD is 12pm (noon) on Monday, January 23, 2023. 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 at least 6 months and currently reside in the CRD 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.

Notices

Official Documents

Additional Information

Contacts

Regarding Solid Waste Disposal:
Russ Smith
250.360.3080
Email

Regarding the Alternative Approval Process:
Legislative Services
250.360.3024
1.800.663.4425
Email