Alternative Approval Process - North Shuswap

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Approval is being sought for North Shuswap Health Centre Financial Contribution Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 5848, 2022 (Bylaw No. 5848), by use of the Alternative Approval Process (AAP).

In order to proceed with the adoption of this bylaw, approval is being sought from the electors of Electoral Area F of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD).

The CSRD Board  may proceed with the adoption of Bylaw No. 5848 without an assent vote of the electors (referendum) unless at least 10% of the electors of Electoral Area F of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District submit a signed Elector Response Form indicating their opposition to adoption of the bylaw by 4 PM on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. 

The number of valid elector responses required to prevent the Board from proceeding with the establishment of the North Shuswap Health Centre Financial Contribution Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 5848, 2022 is 284.

About the AAP

Bylaw No. 5848 will establish a service within all of Electoral Area F of the CSRD. The service proposed in Bylaw No. 5848 is to establish a service to allow the CSRD to make an annual financial contribution to the North Shuswap Health Centre Society to operate the North Shuswap Health Centre in Electoral Area F.

Cost of service

The annual costs for this service will be recovered through the collection of taxes levied against the value of land and improvements for those properties within the boundaries of the service area (Electoral Area F).

The annual costs for this service will be recovered through the collection of taxes levied against the value of land and improvements for those properties within the boundaries of Electoral Area F.

The bylaw requires the maximum amount that may be requisitioned for the service not be more than $130,000.00 or $0.0612/$1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements annually within Electoral Area F.

This means for the average home in Electoral Area F with an assessed value of $410,968, residents would pay $25.16 towards the North Shuswap Health Centre.

For a home assessed at $600,000, it would be an annual payment of $36.73.

Supporting the proposal

You do not need to do anything. You only submit an Elector Response Form in an Alternative Approval Process if you are opposed to the proposal. 

Opposing the proposal 

You need to submit an Elector Response Form indicating your opposition to adoption of the bylaw by 4 PM on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to either of the addresses below:

Corporate Officer
Columbia Shuswap Regional District            
555 Harbourfront Drive NE
Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1

or email:
[email protected]

The number of valid elector responses required to prevent the Board from proceeding with the establishment of the North Shuswap Health Centre Financial Contribution Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 5848, 2022 is 284.

For more information

A copy of the North Shuswap Health Centre Financial Contribution Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 5848, 2022, and report(s) to the Board are available for public inspection from Friday, July 29, 2022 through Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at the CSRD office, 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm (during regular business hours, excluding statutory holidays) and on the CSRD website.

The CSRD has created a Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer more specific questions about the proposal and AAPs in general.

Elector Response Forms

Elector Response Forms are available online and at the CSRD office at the address listed above.

Elector Response Forms MUST be in the form established by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and only those persons who qualify as electors of Electoral Area F are entitled to sign an Elector Response Form.

Elector Response eligibility 

In order to sign an Elector Response Form in relation to the Alternative Approval Process (AAP), a person must either be a resident elector or a non-resident property elector (not both) within the proposed service area (as shown on the map attached to the Elector Response Form). For the purposes of this AAP, the jurisdiction is all of Electoral Area F of the CSRD.

NOTE: There is no Corporate Vote – No corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or to have a representative registered as an elector.

See eligibility requirements for the two categories below:

  1. Resident Elector

A resident elector is an individual who is qualified to vote in a jurisdiction by virtue of living (residing) in the jurisdiction. To sign an elector response form as a resident elector, a person must:

  • be 18 years of age or older; and
  • be a Canadian citizen; and
  • have lived in British Columbia for at least six months immediately prior to signing the Elector Response Form; and
  • live in the jurisdiction (Electoral Area F of the CSRD) prior to signing the Elector Response Form; and
  • not be disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

Download Elector Response Form (PDF)

  1. Non-Resident Property Elector