|South Sewer Service Referendum|
On June 18, 2016, eligible voters in parts of Royston and Union Bay including Kilmarnock will be asked two separate questions:
Are you in favour of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) adopting the following bylaws:
- South Sewer Service (Shared Capital) Establishment Bylaw No. 426, 2016 [PDF - 220 KB];
- South Sewer Service (Area A Capital) Establishment Bylaw No. 427, 2016 [PDF - 219 KB]; and
- South Sewer Service (Operations) Establishment Bylaw No. 428, 2016 [PDF - 225 KB];
which will permit the CVRD to establish the South Sewer Service for the construction and operation of sewage treatment facilities, a sewer forcemain and collection system and associated infrastructure to serve portions of Electoral Area A with a maximum total annual requisition limit for the three services of $2,004,000 dollars, resulting in a maximum annual parcel tax of:
(a) $660 under Bylaw No. 426;
(b) $740 under Bylaw No. 427;
(c) $636 under Bylaw No. 428;
which will permit the CVRD to borrow an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 for the purpose of constructing infrastructure authorized under Bylaw No. 426?
YES or NO?
Are you in favour of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) entering into a partnering agreement based on the following concept:
the service to be provided under a fixed price, performance based partnering agreement will be the design, construction and partial financing of sewage treatment facilities, a sewer forcemain and collection system and associated infrastructure (the “Project”) and a long term fixed price agreement for subsequent operation of the Project subject only to increases due to inflation;
where the maximum term of the agreement is 30 years;
where the maximum amount of the liability to be incurred by the CVRD in connection with borrowing, life cycle costing, operations and management of the Project is $60,000,000 in 2016 dollars; and
where the wastewater treatment plant, forcemain, collection system and associated infrastructure will remain under public ownership? YES or NO?