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Notice of Alternative Approval Process

Posted: 281 days ago

Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 594, 2020 (Public Works/Parks Operations Centre)

 

This notice is to advise electors in the District of Sechelt of the intention to adopt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 594, 2020 (Public Works/Parks Operations Centre). The purpose of Bylaw No. 594 is to borrow an amount not to exceed Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) to finance the cost of design and construction of a Public Works and Parks Operations building that will be repaid over a period not to exceed 20 years. It is estimated that the borrowing will result in a tax increase of $31.29 per year, based on an average residential property valued at $638,000. The Operations Centre building will replace existing portables and tents to house the District's public works and parks staff and provide a secure place to store equipment.

District of Sechelt Council proposes to borrow the money and undertake design and construction of a Public Works/Parks Operations Centre unless, by 4 pm on February 26, 2021, at least 10 percent of eligible electors in the District of Sechelt sign an elector response form opposing this proposal without the District holding a referendum. The number of elector responses required to prevent the District from proceeding unless a referendum is held is 860.

Elector responses are required to be submitted to the District on forms available at the municipal hall (5797 Cowrie Street), from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays; in the lobby area of the Sechelt Library (5797 Cowrie Street) during regular business hours; or on the District's website at www.sechelt.ca. Forms will be emailed to anyone requesting a copy by contacting the District by phone at 604-885-1986 or by email at corporate@sechelt.ca. The only elector response forms that will be accepted are the ones provided by the District from January 14 to February 26, 2021, or an accurate copy of the form. Bylaw No. 594, 2020 and a summary of the proposal may also be viewed at these locations.

Only qualified electors of the District of Sechelt are eligible to sign the elector response forms. There are two types of electors - resident electors and non-resident property electors. At the time of signing the form a Resident Elector must: be 18 years of age or older; be a Canadian citizen; have lived in British Columbia for at least 6 months; have lived in the District of Sechelt for at least 30 days; and, not be disqualified under any law or enactment from voting in a local election. A Non-resident Property Elector must: be 18 years of age or older; be a Canadian citizen; have lived in British Columbia for at least 6 months; have owned property in the District of Sechelt for at least 30 days; and, not be disqualified under any law or enactment from voting in a local election.

More information on the AAP may be obtained by contacting Jo-Anne Frank, Corporate Officer at 604-740-8455 or by emailing corporate@sechelt.ca.

 

Please visit our Alternative Approval Process webpage for further information on the AAP process and project details.