On September 17, 2016, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) conducted a referendum for a Mount Washington Resort Community fire protection service. 

At the time, the Mount Washington Resort Community had no fire protection service. In 2015, the resort and concerned citizens requested that the CVRD consider establishing a fire protection service. Costs were anticipated to be $1.02 per $1,000 of assessed value based on a 10-year debt repayment schedule.

Ballot Question

On September 17, 2016, eligible voters on Mount Washington were asked the following question:

“Are you in favour of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) adopting the following bylaws:

  1. Mount Washington Fire Protection Service Establishment Bylaw No. 433, 2016, which will permit the CVRD to establish the Mount Washington fire protection service and provide fire protection to the Mount Washington resort community; and 
  2. Mount Washington Fire Protection Service Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 434, 2016, which will permit the CVRD to borrow an amount not to exceed $415,000 for the purpose of constructing and equipping a fire protection facility under Bylaw No. 433?”

Yes or No

Yes102 votes cast
No19 votes cast

40% turnout of eligible voters.