Electoral Area ‘B’ Potable Water Assent Voting (Referendum)

Overview

Community Meetings

Voting Information

Voting Dates and Locations

Presentations

Mail outs and Media

Words from Director Karen Goodings

Results

Discussion

Electoral Area B requires a water function to continue to provide water services.

The PRRD is currently operating public water dispensing services in Electoral Area “B”. In order to continue to provide the existing services at Prespatou, Boundary and Feye Spring and to increase water services a water function must be established.   

Bylaw No. 2283 – “Electoral Area “B” Potable Water Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2283, 2017”.  If adopted, this bylaw will establish a Local Service Area known as the “Electoral Area ‘B’ Potable Water Service” and permit the Peace River Regional District to establish capital reserve and operating accounts to improve existing potable water tank loader sites, build new potable water tank loader sites and to maintain and operate these sites in the future.  

Bylaw No. 2284 -“Electoral Area ‘B’ Potable Water Facilities Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2284, 2017”.  In general terms, the intent of Bylaw No. 2284, 2017 is to authorize the borrowing of $4,000,000 for the purpose of upgrading and constructing potable water facilities in Electoral Area ‘B’.  The maximum term for which debentures may be issued to secure the debt created by this bylaw is ten (10) years.

Information meetings will be held from May 29 to June 22, 2017. A referendum will be held June 24, 2017. 

Authorized by Peace River Regional District 1-800-670-7773 

Come to a meeting in your community to learn more about proposed water upgrades, future water infrastructure plans and the public approval process.                                                                    

All meetings start at 7 pm

Meeting Dates and Locations

Date

Location

May 29

Pink Mountain

May 31

Osborn Hall

June 7

Rose Prairie Community Hall

June 8

Buick Creek Community Hall

June 9

Prespatou School

June 12

Clearview School

June 13

Wonowon Hall

June 14

Halfway Graham Community Hall

June 15

Cecil Lake Community Hall

June 19

Montney Community Hall

June 20

Upper Cache

June 22

Charlie Lake Community Hall

Get Out and Vote on June 24, 2017

 

You may vote if:

  • You are at least 18 years old on June 24, 2017
  • You are a Canadian citizen
  • You have lived in BC for at least 6 months; since December 22, 2016
  • You have lived in either Electoral Area B of the PRRD for at least 30 days; since May 24, 2017.
  • You are not disqualified from voting in an election.

How am I eligible to vote?

All eligible electors must register at the time of voting and signing a declaration.

You will be asked to provide two (2) pieces of ID, one with a signature, that prove identity and residency. Picture ID is not necessary. Following are classes of documents that may be accepted as evidence for ID purposes:

  • BC Drivers Licence 
  • BC ID Card or Services Card
  • ICBC vehicle insurance  
  • BC Care Card
  • SIN Card 
  • Citizenship Card
  • Property tax notice 
  • Credit or debit card
  • Utility bill

Authorized by Peace River Regional District 1- 800-670-7773 

Advanced Voting Locations

Advanced voting hours – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

June 14 and June 21, 2017

PRRD Office 1981 Alaska Avenue Dawson Creek

June 14 and June 21, 2017

PRRD Office 9505 100 Street Fort St. John

Voting locations on June 24, 2017

Polls Station hours – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Buffalo Inn

Halfway Graham Community Hall

Buick Creek Community Hall

Montney Community Hall

Cecil Lake Community Hall

Osborn Community Hall

Charlie Lake Community Hall

Peejay Rutz’ Residence

Clayhurst Post Office

Prespatou Country Lodge

Clearview Arena

Rose Prairie Curling Club/Hall

DC PRRD Office

Upper Pine Elementary

FSJ PRRD Office

Wonowon Elementary School

Authorized by Peace River Regional District 1- 800-670-7773 

View our Water Referendum meeting presentation here.

Authorized by Peace River Regional District 1- 800-670-7773 

Scrutineer and Mail Voting Opportunity Advertisement pubished in:

  • Alaska Highway News May 4, 2017; and
  • Northern Horizon May 12, 2017.

Notice of Assent Voting Adverstisement published in:

  • Northern Horizon May 26, 2107; and
  • Alaska Highway News June 1, 2017

Authorized by Peace River Regional District 1- 800-670-7773 

“This referendum is for water only and for Area B only. Water tank loaders has been a service that was in place when I became the Director many years ago. The Province has a rule that if we want to continue to provide this service we must get the assent of the residents. I look forward to talking to many of you at the meetings so we can discuss the pros and cons. I am hoping for a great turnout at the polls so we can determine what the future of water provision will or will not be.”

Final Assent Voting Results 

There were more votes cast in favour of the question than were against, therefore, the Electoral Area B Potable Water Service Establishment and Loan Authorization Question was APPROVED, as stated in the Declaration of the final voting results.