Referendum Questions for Burnaby (School District)

CARIBOO AND BRUNETTE RIVER CONSERVATION LANDS
The proposed dedication is an area of approximately 55.66 acres (22.51 hectares) located in the southeast region of Burnaby. Do you agree to the dedication of the subject lands within Cariboo and Brunette River Conservation Lands? YES NO
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Burnaby School District #41
STONEY CREEK PARK AND TRAIL SYSTEM
The proposed dedication is an area of approximately 24.67 acres (9.97 hectares) located in the northeast region of Burnaby.
Do you agree to the dedication of the subject lands within Stoney Creek park and Trail System?
YES NO
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Burnaby School District #41
DEER LAKE PARK
The proposed dedication is an area of approximately 29.42 acres (11.97) hectares) located in the southwest region of Burnaby. Do you agree to the dedication of the subject lands within Deer Lake Park? YES NO
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Burnaby School District #41
BURNABY LAKE PARK SYSTEM
The proposed dedication is an area of approximately 94.30 acres (38.52 hectares) located in the northwest region of Burnaby. Do you agree to the dedication of the subject lands within Burnaby Lake Park System? YES NO
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Burnaby School District #41

Referendum Questions for Burnaby (City)

CARIBOO AND BRUNETTE RIVER CONSERVATION LANDS
The proposed dedication is an area of approximately 55.66 acres (22.51 hectares) located in the southeast region of Burnaby.

Do you agree to the dedication of the subject lands within Cariboo and Brunette River Conservation Lands?
YES
NO
STONEY CREEK PARK AND TRAIL SYSTEM
The proposed dedication is an area of approximately 24.67 acres (9.97 hectares) located in the northeast region of Burnaby.

Do you agree to the dedication of the subject lands within Stoney Creek Park and Trail System?
YES
NO
DEER LANK PARK
The proposed dedication is an area of approximately 29.42 acres (11.97 hectares) located in the southwest region of Burnaby.

Do you agree to the dedication of the subject lands within Deer Lake Park?
YES
NO
BURNABY LAKE PARK SYSTEM
The proposed dedication is an area of approximately 94.30 acres (38.52 hectares) located in the northwest region of Burnaby.

Do you agree to the dedication of the subject lands within Burnaby Lake Park System?
YES
NO

Referendum Questions for Capital (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 4507, "Salt Spring lsland Local Community Commission Establishment Bylaw No.1, 2022", authorizing the establishment of a local community commission for the Salt Spring lsland Electoral Area, to be comprised of four elected commissioners and the Electoral Area Director, to oversee and advise on economic development, wastewater disposal, community parks and recreation, small craft harbour facilities, transit and transportation, street lighting, grants-in-aid, compensation for livestock injured by dogs, and the contribution services for arts, public library, and search and rescue?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area F (Salt Spring Island)
Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 4484, "Southern Gulf lslands Transportation Service Establishing Bylaw No. 1, 2022" authorizing the CRD to establish an integrated transportation service for the Southern Gulf lslands Electoral Area to raise a maximum annual requisition up to the greater of SIX HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($675,000) or $0.1414 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000,00) of taxable land and improvements for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the service?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area G (Southern Gulf Islands)

Referendum Questions for Coldstream (District)

Are you in favour of “District of Coldstream Public Works Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1808, 2022” which would authorize the Corporation of the District of Coldstream to borrow up to $8,500,000 dollars, with interest, over a period not exceeding 30 years in order to finance the construction of a Public Works Building to be located at 8010 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream?j

Referendum Questions for Columbia Shuswap (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District adopting Golden and Area Aquatic Centre Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 5849, 2022, which will permit the Regional District to borrow up to $18,000,000 Dollars over a 30-year term to be utilized towards the capital cost to construct an indoor aquatic centre as an addition to the existing Golden and District Recreation Centre?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area A (Rural Golden-Columbia)

Referendum Questions for Cowichan Valley (Regional District)

"Are you in favour of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting "CVRD Bylaw No. 4438 - Regional Recreation Funding Services Establishment Bylaw, 2022", to establish a new regional funding model replacing the current Recreation Services to fund the usage based costs of 9 Regionally Significant Recreation Facilities that include the: Cowichan Aquatic Centre; Cowichan Community Centre; Cowichan Lake Sports Arena; Cowichan Performing Arts Centre; Cowichan Sportsplex; Frank Jameson Community Centre; Fuller Lake Arena; Kerry Park Recreation Centre; and Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, and annually requisition the greater of up to $35,000,000, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property tax rate of $1.1954 per $1,000 of the net taxable value of land and improvements within the service area?"
YES or NO
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District - Assent Voting (Regional Referendum) 9 EA's plus 4 Member Municipalities = Municipal Total

Referendum Questions for Duncan (City)

CVRD Regional Referendum – Regional Recreation Funding Services

Are you in favour of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 4438 - Regional Recreation Funding Services Establishment Bylaw, 2022”, to establish a new regional funding model replacing the current Recreation Services to fund the usage based costs of 9 Regionally Significant Recreation Facilities that include the: Cowichan Aquatic Centre; Cowichan Community Centre; Cowichan Lake Sports Arena; Cowichan Performing Arts Centre; Cowichan Sportsplex; Frank Jameson Community Centre; Fuller Lake Arena; Kerry Park Recreation Centre; and Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, and annually requisition the greater of up to $35,000,000, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property tax rate of $1.1954 per $1,000 of the net taxable value of land and improvements within the service area?

Referendum Questions for Fraser-Fort George (Regional District)

“Are you in favour of Miworth Community Facilities Service Establishment Bylaw No. 3271, 2022 which proposes to authorize the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to:

• establish the Miworth Community Facilities Service within the participating area of Electoral Area C shown on Appendix “A” attached to Bylaw No. 3271; and

• set a maximum annual tax requisition limit amount as the greater of $35,000 (Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars) or the amount obtained by applying a property tax value tax rate of $.00029/$1,000 against the net taxable value of land and improvements within the service area.

Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area C (Chilako River - Nechako)

Referendum Questions for Golden (Town)

Are you in favour of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District adopting Golden and Area Aquatic Centre Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 5849, 2022, which will permit the Regional District to borrow up to $18,000,000 Dollars over a 30-year term to be utilized towards the capital cost to construct an indoor aquatic centre as an addition to the existing Golden and District Recreation Centre?

Referendum Questions for Grand Forks (City)

On behalf of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), the City of Grand Forks gives PUBLIC NOTICE to the Electors of the City of Grand Forks who reside or own property within the City that the RDKB will be conducting a vote to obtain the Electors’ assent for the adoption of the proposed ‘Grand Forks and Electoral Area D Community Centre Establishment Bylaw No. 1802, 2022’ which will establish a service within the City of Grand Forks and Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks to provide for the construction, operation and maintenance of a community centre in the City of Grand Forks; and annually requisition up to a maximum of the greater of $1,200,000.00 or $0.8279/$1,000 of taxable assessed value to pay for the service? AND ‘Grand Forks and Electoral Area D Community Centre Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1806, 2022’ to authorize the long-term borrowing of up to $16,300,000.00 (Sixteen Million Three-Hundred Thousand Dollars) for the construction of the Grand Forks/Electoral Area D Community Centre service. Yes or No

Referendum Questions for Kimberley (City)

Are you in favour of City Council adopting the City of Kimberley Wastewater Treatment Plant Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2703, 2022, which authorizes the City of Kimberley to borrow up to thirty five million dollars ($35,000,000) to be repaid over a period not to exceed thirty years (30) in order to finance the costs of constructing a wastewater treatment facility and associated infrastructure?

Referendum Questions for Kootenay Boundary (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary adopting the following proposed bylaws: 'Grand Forks and Electoral Area D Community Centre Establishment Bylaw No. 1802, 2022' which will establish a service within the City of Grand Forks and Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks to provide for the construction, operation and maintenance of a community centre in the City of Grand Forks; and annually requisition up to a maximum of the greater of $1,200,000.00 or $0.8279/$1,000 of taxable assessed value to pay for the service? AND ‘Grand Forks and Electoral Area D Community Centre Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1806, 2022' to authorize the long-term borrowing of up to $16,300,000.00 (Sixteen Million Three-Hundred Thousand Dollars) for the construction of the Grand Forks/Electoral Area D Community Centre service?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area D (Rural Grand Forks)
Are you in favour of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary adopting the following proposed bylaw: 'Portion of Electoral Area E/West Boundary (Big White) Recreation Service Bylaw No. 1805, 2022"' which will establish a service to provide for the acquisition, establishment, development, operation, delivery and maintenance of cultural and recreational lands, facilities, equipment, programs and services in a portion of Electoral Area E/West Boundary (Big White); and annually requisition up to a maximum of the greater of $100,000.00 or $0.0801/$1,000 of taxable assessed value to pay for the service?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area E (Boundary Country and Big White)

Referendum Questions for Lake Country (District)

Are you in favour of the District of Lake Country authorizing Loan Authorization (Waterfront Property) Bylaw 1187, 2022 to authorize the borrowing of up to $8,000,000 to purchase waterfront property for community use?

Referendum Questions for Peace River (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Peace River Regional District adopting Electoral Area B Fort St. John Public Library Financial Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2484, 2022 for the purpose of creating a new service function in Electoral Area B, that will authorize provision of an annual financial contribution to the Fort St. John Public Library to fund the costs of operating the library, at a maximum annual tax requisition limit that is the greater of $100,000, or $0.0281/$1,000 on the net taxable value of land and improvements, and assessed on improvements only, in Electoral Area B?
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area B
Are you in favour of the Peace River Regional District adopting Regional Connectivity Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2487, 2022 for the purpose of creating a new region wide service that will authorize the Peace River Regional District to enter into partnering agreements with internet or cellular service providers to apply for grant funding from other levels of government or grant programs, or to allow the PRRD to provide capital grants to internet providers for broadband infrastructure projects, at a maximum annual tax requisition limit that is the greater of $375,000, or $0.0234/$1,000 on the net taxable value of land and improvements, and assessed on improvements only, imposed in the entire Regional District, including all member municipalities and electoral areas?
Are you in favour of the Peace River Regional District adopting Sport and Cultural Events Grant in Aid Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2473, 2022 for the purpose of creating a new region wide service that will authorize provision of grants to local governments or non-profit entities to host national or international level events, competitions or festivals that are sanctioned by the relevant governing oversight body, held within the boundaries of the Peace River Regional District, at a maximum annual tax requisition limit that is the greater of $200,000 or $0.0125/$1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, and assessed on improvements only, imposed in the entire Peace River Regional District, including all member municipalities and electoral areas?
Are you in favour of the Peace River Regional District adopting Dinosaur Museum Grant in Aid Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2476, 2022 for the purpose of creating a new region wide service that will authorize provision of grants to fund the costs of operating and development of a Dinosaur Museum in the region, at a maximum annual tax requisition limit that is the greater of $200,000 or $0.0125/$1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, and assessed on improvements only, imposed in the entire Peace River Regional District, including all member municipalities and electoral areas?
Are you in favour of the Peace River Regional District adopting Global Geopark Grant in Aid Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2477, 2022 for the purpose of creating a new region wide service that will authorize provision of grants to fund the costs of developing, improving, operating and maintaining a Global Geopark in the region, at a maximum annual tax requisition limit that is the greater of $200,000 or $0.0125/$1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, and assessed on improvements only, imposed in the entire Peace River Regional District, including all member municipalities and electoral areas?

Referendum Questions for Peachland (District)

Are you in favour of the Corporation of the District of Peachland adopting the Protective Services Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2364, 2022, to authorize the borrowing of up to Seventeen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($17,500,000), over a thirty (30) year term, to fund the construction of a new Protective Services Building to accommodate the Fire Department?

Referendum Questions for Powell River (City)

Are you in favour of the City of Powell River adopting “Fire Hall / Emergency Services Facility Loan Authorization Bylaw 2695, 2022”, to authorize the borrowing of a sum not to exceed seven and one half million dollars ($7,500,000), over a maximum term of 20 years, in order to finance the construction of a new fire hall / emergency services facility at the City’s Public Works Yard property located at 7160 Duncan Street?

Referendum Questions for Qualicum Beach (Town)

Are you in favour of the Town of Qualicum Beach Council increasing in size from four (4) Councillors to six (6) Councillors?
Should the Town spend the necessary funds, up to a maximum of $700,000, to refurbish the St. Andrew’s Lodge building?

Referendum Questions for Sparwood (District)

Are you in favour of Fire Hall #2 Loan Authorization Borrowing Bylaw 1298, 2022 to authorize the District of Sparwood to borrow up to $3 million, with interest, over a period not exceeding 30 years in order to finance the renovation and expansion of Fire Hall #2 located at 1391 Ponderosa Drive?”
Are you in favour of Multi-Purpose Facility Loan Authorization Borrowing Bylaw 1300, 2022 to authorize the District of Sparwood to borrow up to $15 million, with interest, over a period not exceeding 30 years in order to finance the construction of a new Multi-purpose Facility?

Referendum Questions for Vancouver (City)

Council authorizes putting to the electors, under section 245 of the Vancouver Charter, the following questions with respect to the following matters:
“2023-2026 CAPITAL PLAN BORROWING QUESTIONS


1. TRANSPORTATION AND CORE OPERATING TECHNOLOGY
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2026 to borrow an aggregate $173,450,000 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 the Granville Bridge and Cambie Bridge.
$94,250,000
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.
$54,300,000
C. Electrical Services in Public Spaces
To provide for increased availability of electrical services in public spaces including uses such as electrical vehicle and bike charging, electrical kiosks for food trucks, filming and events, and lighting in public gathering spaces.
$8,500,000
D. Core Operating Technology
To provide for renewal and enhancement of the City’s core operating information technology systems such as fiber, data centres, servers and applications that are critical to the delivery of and access to City services and programs.
$16,400,000
Total ........................................................................................................... $173,450,000
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 $173,450,000.
EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR QUESTIONS 2 AND 3:
• Community facilities include buildings such as community centres, pools, rinks, libraries, childcare facilities, cultural facilities, social facilities and affordable housing.
• Civic facilities include buildings such as fire halls, police buildings, administrative facilities and service yards.
2. COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2026 to borrow an aggregate $162,075,000 for the following purposes?
A. Renewal of Vancouver Aquatic Centre
To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of the Vancouver Aquatic Centre.
$103,000,000
B. Renewal and Upgrades of Community Facilities
To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of community facilities, including RayCam Community Centre and Childcare and/or other community facility projects.
$59,075,000
Total ........................................................................................................... $162,075,000
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 $162,075,000.
3. PARKS, PUBLIC SAFETY AND OTHER CIVIC FACILITIES, CLIMATE ADAPTATION, AND OTHER EMERGING PRIORITIES
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2026 to borrow an aggregate $159,475,000 for the following purposes?
A. Renewal, Maintenance and Upgrades of Parks
To provide for renewal, ongoing capital maintenance, renovations or other upgrades of parks, park buildings and features within parks such as the seawall, pathways, playgrounds, playfields and sport courts.
$33,450,000
B. Renewal and Upgrades of Public Safety and Other Civic Facilities
To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of public safety and other civic facilities, including the Downtown South Fire Hall, Animal Shelter, and/or other civic facility projects.
$60,610,000
C. Emerging Climate Adaptation Priorities
To provide for additional replacement, renewal, or upgrade of infrastructure in response to Climate Change to withstand current and future risks associated with natural hazards; such as seawall reconstruction, urban canopy other climate adaptation projects.
$20,000,000
D. Senior Government Partnership and/or Other Emerging Priorities
To provide for the City’s share of funding to leverage senior government and partner funding in the areas of transportation, community facilities, parks, civic facilities, and technology and/or other emerging priorities.
$45,415,000
Total ........................................................................................................... $159,475,000
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 $159,475,000.”

Referendum Questions for Vernon (City)

“Are you in favour of “Active Living Centre Loan Authorization Bylaw 5908” which would authorize the Corporation of the City of Vernon to borrow up to $121 million dollars, with interest, over a period not exceeding 30 years in order to finance the construction of an Active Living Centre to be located at 3501 43rd Avenue?”