Referendum Questions for Bulkley-Nechako (Regional District)

"Are you in favour of the Lakes District Arts and Culture Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1831, 2018 which would establish a service within the boundaries of the Electoral Areas "B" and "E" and the Village of Burns Lake to provide financial support for the Burns Lake and District Public Library, the Burns Lake and Area Museum and other arts and culture organizations in the Lakes District; and would authorize a maximum annual taxation of 55 cents per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements."
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area B (Burns Lake Rural)
"Are you in favour of the Lakes District Arts and Culture Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1831, 2018 which would establish a service within the boundaries of the Electoral Areas "B" and "E" and the Village of Burns Lake to provide financial support for the Burns Lake and District Public Library, the Burns Lake and Area Museum and other arts and culture organizations in the Lakes District; and would authorize a maximum annual taxation of 55 cents per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements."
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area E (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural)

Referendum Questions for Capital (Regional District)

Qualified electors of the South Galiano Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Area within the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area will be asked to vote on the following question on Saturday, October 20, 2018:
Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District Board adopting both of the following bylaws: "Bylaw No. 4240 South Galiano Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 1993, Amendment Bylaw No. 3, 2018" authorizing the Capital Regional District to increase the maximum annual requisition so that it will be the greater of FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($470,000) or $1.157 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) of net taxable assessed value of land and improvements for the purposes of funding the annual costs for the service, including operating costs and costs to design and construct a new fire hall on south Galiano Island and permit the recovery of annual costs for the service by way of a parcel tax in addition to the current requisition; and "Bylaw No. 4239 South Galiano Island Fire Hall Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1, 2018" authorizing the Capital Regional District to borrow an amount not to exceed TWO MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,400,000) for the purpose of designing and constructing a fire hall on south Galiano Island. YES or NO?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area G (Southern Gulf Islands)
Qualified electors of the Saturna Island Medical Clinic Contribution Service Area within the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area, will be asked to vote on the following question on Saturday, October 20, 2018:
Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 4231, "Saturna Island Medical Clinic Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2018" authorizing the CRD to establish a service to contribute to costs incurred by the Saturna Community Club in operating the Saturna Island Medical Clinic and to raise a maximum annual requisition of the greater of FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($40,000) or $0.17 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) of taxable land and improvements for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the service. YES or NO?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area G (Southern Gulf Islands)

Referendum Questions for Cariboo (Regional District)

"Are you in favour of the adoption of Bylaw No. 5151, which would provide a contribution of funds for the provision of airport services at the Quesnel Regional Airport? The maximum annual requisition would be the greater of $90,000 or an amount raised by applying a tax rate of $0.0682/$1,000 to the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area. (Based on 2018 assessed values, the current residential tax rate for the contribution to airport services would be $3.61/$100,000.)"
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Quesnel Regional Airport Referendum (Areas A, B, C, I)

Referendum Questions for Central Kootenay (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Kootenay adopting Bylaw No. 2623 to provide for the following:
- The establishment of the Winlaw and Area Mosquito Control Service with the annual requisition for the service not to exceed the greater of $74,400.00 or $0.411/$1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements within the service area?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area H (The Slocan Valley)

Referendum Questions for Columbia Shuswap (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District adopting Electoral Area A Core Facilities Funding Contribution Establishment Bylaw No. 5777, which will permit the Regional District to make an annual funding contribution to the Town of Golden to cover 20% of the net operating costs of the four core facilities, at a maximum annual taxation limit that is the greater of $125,000 or $0.1238 per $1,000 calculated on the net taxable value of land and improvements?

Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area A (Rural Golden-Columbia)

Referendum Questions for Courtenay (City)

Opinion Question Non Binding.....

Are you in favour of conducting a study, in partnership with the Province of BC, to review the governance structures and policies of the City of Courtenay and other local governments within the Comox Valley to consider the feasibility and implications of restructure? YES or NO

Referendum Questions for Cowichan Valley (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting "CVRD Bylaw No. 4201 - Cowichan Housing Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Establishment Byalw, 2018" to provide regional programs and services related to affordable housing and homelessness prevention?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District Assent Voting (Total)
Are you in favour of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting "CVRD Bylaw No. 4202 - Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Service Establishment Bylaw 2018" to support regional programs related to drinking water and watershed protection?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District Assent Voting (Total)

Referendum Questions for Creston (Town)

The Council of the Town of Creston wishes to construct a new Fire Hall in order to meet the current and future needs of the Town and the surrounding areas, contractually serviced by the Town's Fire Department, and fulfill worker safety requirements that the current fire hall cannot accommodate.

The total cost of the new Fire Hall is estimated at not more than five million, five hundred thousand dollars ($5,500,000). The Town of Creston will utilize one million dollars ($1,000,000) of reserves to reduce the borrowing amount to not more than four million, five hundred thousand dollars ($4,500,000). The Regional District of Central Kootenay has agreed to repay one million, five hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($1,550,000) as its share of the total amount, with the Town responsible for the remaining two million, nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($2,950,000).

Town Council proposes to adopt "Protective Services Building Loan Authorization Bylaw 1872, 2018", which will authorize the Town of Creston to borrow four million, five hundred thousand dollars ($4,500,000), repayable over a period of not more than thirty (30) years, for the development and construction of a new Fire Hall, for which the Town's share will represent an annual property tax levy of approximately $22.60 per $100,000 of the assessed value of residential property within the Town's boundaries.

Are you in favour of the Town of Creston adopting "Protective Services Building Loan Authorization Bylaw 1872, 2018"?

Referendum Questions for Cumberland (Village)

Are you in favour of "Wastewater Upgrade Project Loan Authorization Bylaw, No. 1084, 2018" to authorize the Village of Cumberland to borrow up to $4,400,000, including interest, over a period not exceeding 20 years in order to finance the construction of an upgraded lagoon wastewater treatment plant? YES or NO

Referendum Questions for Invermere (District)

Do you support a bylaw that bans plastic check out bags at all retail stores within Invermere?
Would you support the District purchasing the "Lake Windermere Resort Lands", located in Athalmer for an amount not to exceed $5,000,000?

Referendum Questions for Keremeos (Village)

"Are you in favour of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen adopting Bylaw No. 2802, 2018, a bylaw to authorize the long-term borrowing of $350,000 for the acquisition of a fire truck for the Keremeos Fire Protection Service Area?"

Referendum Questions for Kimberley (City)

Are you in favour of the City of Kimberley selling the assets of SunMine to Teck Metals Limited for fair market value?

Referendum Questions for Kootenay Boundary (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the RDKB adopting Bylaw No. 1678, 2018 establishing a service for the promotion of watershed management planning in all parts of RDKB Electoral Areas C/Christina Lake, D/Rural Grand Forks, E/West Boundary, and in all parts of the City of Grand Forks, City of Greenwood and the Village of Midway to be known as the Boundary Integrated Watershed Service which if approved will result in an annual overall requisition of up to $160,000 on the net taxable value of land and improvements?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Watershed Service Referendum (Areas C, D, E, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway)
Do you assent to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary disposing of those portions of the sewer service infrastructure that are located within the City of Trail to the City of Trail?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Trail Sewer Service Referendum (Trail, Warfield, Rossland)
Do you assent to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary disposing of those portions of the sewer service infrastructure that are located within the City of Rossland and that portion of the sewer service infrastructure located between the boundary of the City of Rossland and the boundary of the Village of Warfield, to the City of Rossland?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Rossland Sewer Service Referendum (Trail, Warfield, Rossland)

Referendum Questions for Lake Country (District)

Are you in favour of the District of Lake Country enacting Loan Authorization (Fire Hall) Bylaw 1062, 2018 to authorize the borrowing of up to $6,600,000 to fund the construction of a new Fire Hall?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • At-Large

Referendum Questions for North Okanagan (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Regional District of North Okanagan adopting the following bylaws:
- Greater Vernon Cultural Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2785, 2018; and
- Greater Vernon Multi-Purpose Cultural Facility Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2786, 2018
which authorizes the Regional District of North Okanagan to establish a cultural service and borrow an amount not to exceed twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) for the purpose of financing a portion of the monies required for the acquisition of lands and construction of a new Multi Purpose Cultural Facility for the Greater Vernon Cultural Service.
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Referendum (Areas B, C, Vernon and Coldstream)

Referendum Questions for North Vancouver (District)

Do you support the establishment and funding, not to exceed $100,000, of an advisory body comprised jointly of residents of the City of North Vancouver and residents of the District of North Vancouver to investigate the costs, benefits and potential implications of reunifying the two municipalities?
Do you authorize the District of North Vancouver to spend up to $150 Million to create not less than 1000 units of non-market housing to be constructed not later than January, 2029?

Referendum Questions for Okanagan-Similkameen (Regional District)

"Are you in favour of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen adopting Bylaw No. 2802, 2018, a bylaw to authorize the long-term borrowing of $350,000 for the acquisition of a fire truck for the Keremeos Fire Protection Service Area?"


NOTE: as this is a sub-regional service, the referendum includes portions of Electoral Areas "B' and "G" as well as the Village of Keremeos in its entirety.
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Referendum (Portions of Areas B and G, Keremeos)

Referendum Questions for Port Moody (City)

Do you support the sale, partial sale, or lease of the former Fire Hall and existing Works Yards sites to pay for more park land and one or more of the community improvements listed above?

***This is a Community Opinion Question. See http://www.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=1694 for more details.***

Referendum Questions for qathet (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the qathet Regional District adopting Bylaw No. 531 to establish a service for the purpose of providing financial assistance to the Lasqueti Last Resort Society for operation of the Lasqueti Island Health Centre located at the Judith Fisher Centre, and to authorize a maximum annual requisition of $45,000?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area E
Are you in favour of the qathet Regional District adopting Bylaw No. 530 to establish with Electoral Areas A, B and C a service for the purpose of providing financial assistance to the City of Powell River for providing regional recreational services and to authorize a maximum annual taxation of $178,500 or $0.153249/$1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, whichever is greater?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C

Referendum Questions for Quesnel (City)

Are you in favour of the City of Quesnel adopting City of Quesnel New Public Works Facility Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1854 of 2018 which will authorize Council to borrow a sum not exceeding eight and half millions dollars ($8,500,000), repayable over a period of no more than thirty (30) years, for the development and construction of a new Public Works Facility?

Referendum Questions for Saanich (District)

Are you in favour of spending up to $250,000 for establishing a Citizens Assembly to explore the costs, benefits and disadvantages of the amalgamation between the District of Saanich and the City of Victoria?

Referendum Questions for Salmon Arm (City)

Are you in favour of Council for the City of Salmon Arm adopting Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4500, which would authorize the City of Salmon Arm to borrow $5,300,000.00 for the purpose of constructing the Ross Street Underpass and related works?

Referendum Questions for Stewart (District)

Are you in favour of reducing Council size from 6 Councillors and a Mayor
To 4 Councillors and a Mayor?

Referendum Questions for Strathcona (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Strathcona Regional District preparing a bylaw to establish a first responder service for Cortes Island on the condition that the bylaw would require the approval of the electors before it is adopted?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area B (Cortes Island)
Are you in favour of the Strathcona Regional District preparing a bylaw to establish a service for funding community halls on Cortes Island on the condition that the bylaw would require the approval of the electors before it is adopted?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area B (Cortes Island)

Referendum Questions for Vancouver (City)

TRANSPORTATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2022 to borrow an aggregate $100,353,000 for the following purposes?

A. Street and Bridge Infrastructure
To provide for major maintenance, reconstruction and enhancement of the arterial and neighbourhood transportation networks, sidewalks, greenways and cycle routes and to undertake major maintenance of bridges and other structures, including repairs and structural work on Granville Bridge.
$47,429,000

B. Traffic Signals and Street Lighting
To provide for major maintenance, replacement and enhancement of traffic signals and street lighting that are beyond economical repair or no longer meet operational requirements.
$42,924,000

C. Technology Projects
To provide for the renewal and enhancement of the City's information technology systems such as data centres, servers and applications that support the delivery of and access to City services and programs.
$10,000,000
Total......................................................$100,353,000

If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $100,353,000.
CAPITAL MAINTENANCE AND RENOVATION PROGRAMS FOR EXISTING COMMUNITY FACILITIES, CIVIC FACILITIES AND PARKS
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2022 to borrow an aggregate $99,557,000 for the following purposes?

A. Maintenance of Community and Civic Facilities To provide for ongoing capital maintenance such as replacement of roofs, windows, elevators, heating/ventilation, electrical and plumbing systems. $59,175,000

B. Renovations of Community and Civic Facilities To provide for renovations or other upgrades such as renovations to community spaces, wheelchair access improvements, energy conservation upgrades and removal of hazardous materials. $23,975,000 C. Maintenance and Renovations of Parks To provide for ongoing capital maintenance, renovations or other upgrades of existing parks, park buildings and features within parks such as the seawall, pathways, playgrounds, playfields and sport courts.

$16,407,000

Total....................................................................... $99,557,000

If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $99,557,000.

EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR QUESTIONS 2 AND 3:EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR QUESTIONS 2 AND 3:
- Community facilities include buildings such as community centres, pools, rinks, libraries, childcare centres, cultural facilities, social facilities and affordable housing.
- Civic facilities include buildings such as fire halls, police buildings, administrative facilities and service yards.
REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND CIVIC FACILITIES
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2022 to borrow an aggregate $100,090,000 for the following purposes?

A. Community Facilities To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of existing community facilities, including Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, Marpole Library, the City Archives, and other projects such as Britannia Community Centre, Ray-Cam Community Centre or West End Community Centre that are at the planning or design stage
$62,840,000

B. Civic Facilities To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of existing civic facilities, including the first phase at Sunset Service Yard, seismic upgrade of the Kitsilano Fire Hall, and other projects such as Manitoba Service Yard or one of the downtown fire halls that are at the planning or design stage
$37,250,000

Total $100,090,000

If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $100,090,000.

EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR QUESTIONS 2 AND 3:
- Community facilities include buildings such as community centres, pools, rinks, libraries, childcare centres, cultural facilities, social facilities and affordable housing.
- Civic facilities include buildings such as fire halls, police buildings, administrative facilities and service yards.