Notice of Alternate Approval Process Re: Gotta Go Roadside Facilities Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2440


Peace River Regional District

Notice of Alternative Approval Process

Re: Gotta Go Roadside Facilities Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2440

This notice is to advise electors in a portion of the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) of the use of an alternate approval process to obtain participating area approval for “Gotta Go Roadside Facilities Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2440, 2021”. The purpose of the bylaw is to establish a new service that will enable the PRRD to receive funding in the form of taxation from the service area to construct, operate, and maintain roadside facilities in the PRRD, and to provide grant-in-aid to non-profits and government agencies to assist with capital costs, and operation and maintenance costs, of roadside facilities in the PRRD. The service area is all of Electoral Area B, Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge.

Deadline:

The PRRD will proceed with this new service unless, by 4:30 pm on July 30, 2021, at least 10% of the eligible electors from the service area advise the PRRD that the service should not proceed unless it is approved through assent voting (referendum). An elector can advise the PRRD of their desire for a referendum to the approve the service by submitting a copy of the approved Elector Response Form to the Corporate Officer on or before 4:30 pm on July 30, 2021.  The number of elector responses required to prevent the PRRD from proceeding unless a vote is held is 796.

Elector responses must be submitted to the PRRD using the approved Elector Response Form, which must be completed in full and signed by the elector. Response forms will be accepted by mail, email, or in person, as indicated on the form.

Forms can be obtained from the PRRD website, during regular business hours from the PRRD offices in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, and from municipal offices in Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge.

A copy of Gotta Go Roadside Facilities Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2440, 2021, and additional information regarding the service, is available from May 20, 2021 – July 30, 2021, on the PRRD website, and at the PRRD offices in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30 pm (Fort. St. John office closed daily from 12 noon – 1 pm) excluding statutory holidays.

Resident electors, and non-resident property electors of the service area (Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, and Electoral Area B) are eligible to sign the elector response forms and only one form may be submitted by any elector.

You are entitled to fill out the Elector Response Form if you are

  • Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older,
  • Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before signing the Elector Response Form,
  • Resident of, or registered owner of real property (in your personal name) in Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Taylor, Tumbler Ridge, or Electoral Area B, for at least 30 days immediately before the day you sign the Elector Response Form, and
  • Not disqualified by law from voting.

In the case of a non-resident property elector, if more than one person owns the relevant property, the majority of owners must grant permission for one person to be an elector with respect to the property. Non-resident property elector consent forms can be obtained at the PRRD Offices during regular working hours. Property owned in whole or in part by a corporation does not qualify under the nonresident property elector provisions.

For further information, please contact the Corporate Officer at 250-784-3200 during regular office hours, or by email to tyra.henderson@prrd.bc.ca

 

Tyra Henderson

Corporate Officer