CVRD Referendum Set for Hornby Island Fire Hall Borrowing

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be holding a referendum on Saturday, April 18, 2015 regarding a loan authorization bylaw for the Hornby Island fire protection service to assist with constructing a new fire hall. 

Pending electoral assent, the Hornby Island fire protection service (fire hall construction) loan authorization bylaw would provide funds to assist with building a new Hornby Island fire hall by borrowing $1.6 million to be repaid over 20 years.  The service area that is the subject of this bylaw includes the Hornby Island fire protection service. 

Based on the current cost estimate of $1.9 million, $200,000 in grants will come from the Community Works Fund, and $100,000 from reserves, which leaves a balance of $1.6 million. More information about the Hornby Island fire hall project, can be found at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/hornbyislandfirehall

Regular polls will be open on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Hornby Island elementary school at 2100 Sollans Road, Hornby Island. Advance polls will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Hornby Island community centre at 4305 Central Road, Hornby Island.

In addition, special polls will be held at the Comox Valley Regional District boardroom at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay on both Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.and Thursday,April 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of all electors for this referendum will take place at the time of voting. 

Resident electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) that together show the place of residence and the elector’s name. Picture identification is not necessary. Non-resident property electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) that show the place of residence and their name, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property (such as a title certificate or property tax notice), and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector and vote.

Qualified electors may vote by mail if they have a physical disability, illness or injury that prevents them from voting at another voting opportunity, or if they expect to be absent from the CVRD on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting . A mail ballot package can be requested by contacting the CVRD office for an Application to Vote by Mail at 250-334-6000.

For more details, please visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/referendum.  

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media contact:          
James Warren
Corporate Legislative Officer
Tel: 250-334-6007