Elector Approval Obtained for CVRD’s Denman Island Parks and Greenways Service Bylaw

Elector approval has been obtained for the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) Denman Island community parks and greenways service establishment bylaw. An alternate approval process (AAP) was conducted to seek electoral approval to establish the bylaw and less than 10 per cent of the total number of electors within the Denman Island community parks and greenways service area signed and submitted elector response forms opposing the CVRD board’s adoption of the bylaw.

Currently, the Denman and Hornby Island community parks and greenways service is shared between the two islands for park-related activities on both islands. Recommendations from a community services report taken to the electoral areas services committee on August 10, 2015 proposed that the existing service be split into individual services to allow each island to better manage its own interests. There will be no change in the tax rate for the parks services as a result of this process. 

No elector response forms were submitted by the deadline of December 11, 2015 and the CVRD board may now consider the bylaw for adoption. Results of the AAP will be presented at the December 15, 2015 CVRD board meeting.

More information on the AAP can be found at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/denmanAAP .

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
Comox Valley Regional District
Corporate Legislative Officer
Tel: 250-334-6007