REGIONAL DISTRICT OF BULKLEY-NECHAKO
NOTICE OF ASSENT VOTING

Lakes District Arts and Culture Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1831, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors within electoral areas “B” (Burns Lake Rural) and “E” (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural) in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, that assent voting will be held on the following question:
Are you in favour of “Lakes District Arts and Culture Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1831, 2018” which would establish a service within the boundaries of 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?

The tax rate referred to above does not include the 5.25% fee charged by the Province to collect taxes for regional districts.

 

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS

GENERAL VOTING:    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
  8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Francois Lake Elementary School, 860 E Francois Lake Rd, Francois Lake, B.C.
Trout Creek Hall, 39630 Colleymount Rd, Francois Lake, B.C.
Grassy Plains Elementary-Junior Secondary School, 34310 Keefes Landing Rd, Grassy Plains, B.C.
Lakeside Multiplex, 110 Flogum Drive, Burns Lake, B.C.
Rose Lake Hall, 27239 Highway 16 West, Rose Lake, B.C.
ADVANCE VOTING: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
  8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Southside Firehall, 1122 Whitney Way, Southbank, B.C.
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Office, 37, 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

 

There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of qualified electors will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:
• 18 years of age or older on general voting day
• Canadian citizen
• resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration
• resident of OR registered owner of real property in Electoral Area “B” (Burns Lake Rural) or Electoral Area “E” (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural) for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration, and
• not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, provide proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner, provide written consent from a majority of the property owners to one owner voting.

 

To register as an elector at the time of voting:
Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.
Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, provide proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner, provide written consent from the majority of property owners to one owner registering. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS MAY ONLY VOTE ONCE REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF PROPERTIES THEY OWN

Proof of ownership of the property must be provided including the legal description and physical address (tax notice, utility bill, or recent copy of the Land Title Search).

It is recommended that Non-Resident Property Electors contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako in advance of General Voting Day to be certain that all requirements have been met.

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF BULKLEY-NECHAKO

BYLAW NO. 1831

Being a Bylaw to Establish a Local Service within Electoral Area “B” (Burns Lake Rural), Electoral Area “E” (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural), and the Village of Burns Lake for Arts and Culture

WHEREAS:
A. Under section 332 of the Local Government Act a Regional District may operate any service the Board considers necessary or desirable for all or part of the Regional District;
B. The Regional Board of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako wishes to establish a service for the purpose of contributing to the Burns Lake Library, the Burns Lake Museum, and other arts and culture societies and organizations within the boundaries of Electoral Area “B” (Burns Lake Rural), Electoral Area “E” (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural), and the Village of Burns Lake;
C. The approval of the Inspector of Municipalities has been obtained under section 342 of the Local Government Act;
D. The approval of the electors in Electoral Areas “B” and “E” have been obtained under section 344 of the Local Government Act and Section 86 (2) of the Community Charter and consent on behalf of the electors in the Village of Burns Lake has been obtained under section 346 of the Local Government Act.
NOW THEREFORE, the Regional Board of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, in open meeting assembled, enacts as follows:
1) Service
The Regional District hereby establishes, within the boundaries of Electoral Areas “B” and “E” and the Village of Burns Lake, a service for the purpose of contributing to the Burns Lake Library, the Burns Lake Museum, and other arts and culture societies and organizations.
2) Boundaries
The boundaries of the service area shall be Electoral Area "B", Electoral Area “E”, and the Village of Burns Lake."

3) Participating Area
The participating areas are Electoral Area “B”, Electoral Area “E”, and the Village of Burns Lake.
4) Cost Recovery
As provided in Section 378 of the Local Government Act, the annual cost of providing this service shall be recovered by one or more of the following:
a. Property value taxes imposed in accordance with Division 3 of Part 11 of the Local Government Act
b. Fees and charges imposed under Section 397 of the Local Government Act;
c. Revenues received by way of agreement, enterprise, gift, grant or otherwise;
d. Revenues raised by other means authorized by the Local Government Act.

5) Tax Base for Property Value Taxes
The tax base for property value taxes shall be for the participating municipality in accordance with section 384 (2) (f) of the Local Government Act - the net taxable value of improvements in the participating area.
The tax base for property value taxes shall be for the participating electoral areas in accordance with section 384 (5) (c) of the Local Government Act - the net taxable value of improvements in the participating area.
6) Maximum Requisition
The maximum amount that may be requisitioned annually for the costs of this local service shall be FIFTY-FIVE ($0.55) CENTS per ONE THOUSAND ($1,000) DOLLARS of net taxable value of land and improvements.
7) Citation
This Bylaw may be cited as "Lakes District Arts and Culture Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1831, 2018."
READ A FIRST TIME this 24th day of May, 2018
READ A SECOND TIME this 24th day of May, 2018
READ A THIRD TIME this 24th day of May, 2018

I hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of Bylaw No. 1831.

_________________________
Corporate Administrator

APPROVED BY THE INSPECTOR OF MUNICIPALITIES this 8th day of August, 2018

ASSENT OF ELECTORS OBTAINED this day of , 2018

ADOPTED this day of , 2018

 

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Chairperson Corporate Administrator

 

TAKE NOTICE that the above is a true copy of “Lakes District Arts and Culture Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1831, 2018” on which the vote of the electors within Electoral Areas “B” and “E” of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako will be taken. The full bylaw may be inspected at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako office, 37, 3rd Avenue, during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

For further information on the bylaws or the voting process, please contact Cheryl Anderson, Chief Election Officer, Geraldine Craven, Deputy Chief Election Officer or Wendy Wainwright, Deputy Chief Election Officer at (250) 692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339.
Given under my hand this 21st day of September, 2018

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Cheryl Anderson, Chief Election Officer

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