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1. Who needs to make an application?
2. Why do I apply to the CSRD if the ALR is a provincial system?

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1. Do I need a building permit for a cannabis production facility?
2. Do I need a building permit for a farm building?
3. How do Building Inspections protect the public health and safety?
4. How do I arrange a Building Inspection?
5. How does an owner apply for a building permit?
6. How will inspections be carried out in remote locations throughout in EA B, EA C and EA E?
7. In what new Electoral Areas (EAs) are Building Permits (BPs) required?
8. Is a building permit required for a structure that is under construction when the service takes effect?
9. What are the building permit fees?
10. What can I do if I am concerned about my neighbor who may be constructing without a building permit?
11. What days will inspections be available in our area?
12. What do the new six inspections cover?
13. What happens in EA F if my current BP that was issued under the previous Building Regulation Bylaw No. 630 expires and is renewed after the new Building Bylaw No. 660 is effective March 5, 2018?
14. What is a Site Disclosure Statement?
15. What is Building Inspection?
16. What is the building permit process?
17. What is the time period between issuance and expiry of a building permit?
18. What other permits (in addition to a building permit) may be required?
19. When did the Building Inspection service start in Electoral Area C? When did it start in Electoral Areas B and E? When did it start in Electoral Area F?
20. When is a building permit NOT required?
21. When is a building permit required?
22. Where can I find information on the BC Building Code?
23. Why are six inspections required?

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1. Can I run for office?
2. Do I need to complete a nomination package? Is there a fee?
3. When can I be nominated as a candidate in the election?
4. Can I run for office if I work for the local government holding the election?
5. Can I run for office in a regional district electoral area if I work for a municipality that is a member of the regional district?
6. Can I run for office in a municipality if the municipality is a member of the regional district I work for?
7. I work on contract for a local government. Can I run for office in that local government?
8. Can I run for both councillor or electoral area director and school board trustee?
9. When can I start campaigning?
10. Who can help me run my election campaign?
11. Where can I get some information on campaign financing disclosure requirements?
12. How many people need to nominate me to run for office?
13. Can the public view my nomination documents?
14. If I don't win the election, do I still have to file disclosure documents?
15. Can the public view my campaign financing disclosure statement?
16. Can I, or my elector organization have campaign signs at the voting place on voting day?
17. Can I, or my elector organization advertise on the day of the election?
18. What if I decide I don't want to run for office after I've put in my nomination papers?
19. What is an elector organization?
20. What happens if I don’t comply with all of the election rules?
21. Where can I get answers to questions about election advertising, third party sponsors and campaign financing?

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1. What is the role of an Animal Control Officer?
2. Can an Animal Control Officer enter private property?
3. Why can a dog be impounded by Animal Control?
4. What does “At Large” mean?
5. If a dog is impounded by Dog Control, will it be euthanized after 72 hours?
6. Is there a maximum number of dogs that I can own?
7. My dogs bark to protect my livestock. Will I face fines for noise?
8. Are Dog Licences required?
9. Can I voluntarily licence my dog in Electoral Area D?

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1. Why was a new Electoral Area needed?
2. Who decided where the boundaries would be?
3. Why couldn’t Electoral Area C just have two Directors?
4. Who represents me on the CSRD Board?
5. Who makes the decisions in Electoral Area C and G?
6. What does the creation of Electoral Area G mean for the CSRD services I receive?
7. Does that mean the services we have now won’t change in the future?
8. What does this mean for property taxes in Electoral Area C and G?
9. How will assets or reserve funds that belonged to Electoral Area C now be divided between the new Electoral Area C and Electoral Area G?

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1. How are the rates set on the utility bill? Will they increase?
2. How do I apply for Community Works (Gas Tax) Funds?
3. How often will I get a utility bill?
4. I am moving (selling the home). What do I do with my utility bill?
5. I am the property owner, but I want my utility bill to go to my renter. How do I do this?
6. I have submitted an invoice to the Regional District for payment. When will I get paid?
7. I just bought a property in the Regional District and the first utility bill I received shows arrears from before I bought the property. Who is responsible for paying these arrears?
8. I live in Anglemont and am not connected to water, why is there a charge for water on my property tax notice?
9. What happens to unpaid amounts on my utility bill at December 31?
10. What is the mill rate on my property taxes?
11. Where can I pay my bill?

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1. My property is considered at a high risk for a wildfire based on my assessment. What should I do?
2. I've heard I can earn a $500 rebate. What are the program requirements?
3. The cost to make my property safer is much more than I can afford. What can I do?
4. My property is low risk, do I need to worry?
5. I have combustible roof and deck materials and won’t be able to make those changes for a longer time. What can I do to reduce my risk?
6. What can I do to make a difference to the wildfire risk in my surrounding community?
7. What would you do with my assessment score and information about my property?
8. Where can I get more information about FireSmart?

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1. Can I purchase fireworks in Electoral Areas C, E, and F of the CSRD?
2. When can I set off fireworks?
3. Where can I obtain a Fireworks Permit?
4. Where can I set off fireworks?
5. Who can apply for a Fireworks Permit?
6. Who can I contact if someone is not obeying the fireworks regulations?

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1. How do I make an information request?
2. How is my personal information protected?
3. How long does it take to process the information request?
4. How will the Regional District respond to my information request?
5. Is there a fee to process my information request?
6. What information can I request?
7. Will I get access to all information that I ask for?

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1. How do I dispose of a boat or camper?
2. How do I dispose of an old mattress?
3. How do I dispose of asphalt driveway sealer?
4. How do I dispose of landscape ties?
5. How do I dispose of lighting ballasts?
6. How do I dispose of noxious weeds?
7. How do I dispose of oil, oil containers or oil filters?
8. How do I dispose of old books?
9. What do I do with Auto Tires?
10. Where do I dispose of pesticides?
11. Where do I take large and small propane tanks?
12. How do I dispose of fiberglass insulation?

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1. How do I expand a layer group?
2. How do I toggle between the results and the layers lists?
3. How do I zoom to a property after I have searched for it using global search?
4. What can I do with the global search results list?
5. What does "OCP" mean?
6. Where do I find OCP and zoning bylaw information?
7. Where is the legend?

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1. Can I see where the machines have been to harvest?
2. Does the harvesting program hurt salmon habitat?
3. How do you determine where you’re going to harvest each year?
4. I own a summer cabin at Sandy Point, why is one side of the beach treated (milfoil removed) and the other side is not?
5. What’s the difference between harvesting and rototilling and why does the CSRD do both?
6. Where does the milfoil go once it’s harvested?
7. Why can’t the equipment start harvesting earlier when the docks and buoys aren’t in the water yet?

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1. Does the CSRD treat for mosquitos in the entire CSRD?
2. Does the CSRD treat in Provincial Parks?
3. Does treating for mosquitos harm frogs and other pond life?
4. How is treatment for mosquitos done?
5. The CSRD provides mosquito control in my area. Why are there still mosquitos out?
6. Why are the mosquitos bad some years and good some years?

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1. What is OptionPay?
2. Is there an added fee for using OptionPay to pay bills with my credit card?
3. Why is there an added fee to pay with credit card?
4. Is my credit card and information secure with this program?

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1. Can I recycle old photographs?
2. How do I dispose of an old mattress?
3. How do I dispose of lighting ballasts?
4. How do I recycle old light bulbs and old Christmas lights?
5. What can I do with items such as CD's, VHS tapes, DVD's, floppy disks, and other types of "storage media"?
6. What do I do with Auto Tires?
7. What do I do with my old electronics and small appliances?
8. What do I do with old paint and empty paint cans?
9. What do I do with plastic bags?
10. What do I do with styrofoam?
11. Where do I take large and small propane tanks?
12. Why can you put plastic yogurt containers in your recycling bin but not plastic toys?
13. Why does recycling need to be sorted at the drop off depot?
14. How do I dispose of fiberglass insulation?

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1. If incorporation does not proceed, will Electoral Area C remain as it is today?
2. Why isn't there more information for residents regarding the Two Electoral Areas option?
3. Do the businesses located in Electoral Area C pay a business tax to the Regional District?
4. Is the Incorporation Study Committee in place to advocate for a particular outcome? Or, is it expected to remain neutral with respect to the incorporation option, and focus on an objective assessment
5. To what degree should the Incorporation Study Committee make service decisions that would normally be made by the council of a new municipality?
6. How will additional costs related to infrastructure, salaries for mayor, council, and staff be presented?

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1. Would residents on the private Shuswap Lake Estates water system pay, through their property taxes, for the operation and upgrading of the Sorrento and Cedar Heights water systems?
2. Since January meetings are once again going to be online and many residents do not have adequate internet connections or the tech savvy to attend online meetings, would it not be more appropriate to p
3. If all consultation is going to be online and that is considered OK, will voting will also be online so people can voice their choice?

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1. How was the average property assessment of $400,000 determined?
2. Who would pay for incorporation if it were chosen? All of the taxpayers in Area C, or just those who live within the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study Area?
3. Will the public boat launches be improved and better maintained?

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1. If we incorporate, wouldn't we just be adding an extra level of bureaucracy and politicians?
2. If the report has not yet been completed and the meetings are ongoing why is the Regional District Director for Area C approaching businesses and organizations to discuss incorporation? Has the Commit
3. Will the public boat launches be improved and better maintained?
4. Can we confirm that there are "hundreds of acres of available non-[ALR] land within the incorporation boundary" for commercial development?
5. In the event of Incorporation, who specifically (by role), would be in the transition team until a new council is voted into office?
6. Received your mailout today. It is very hard to make any kind of informed decision on the subject without any associated costs and increase in the mil rate. Please send some estimated numbers.
7. I have questions about this flyer sent to us. Are there going to be more answers like how much our taxes will go up?
8. It is very expensive to bring in extra politicians and staff because of all the benefits and the pensions. I understand that politicians receive large pensions. I don't want to pay for those.
9. Are there any communities in BC that have incorporated, only to then decide to return to being unincorporated?
10. With incorporation, wouldn't all of our taxes increase to the point that we would be paying what people do in larger cities?
11. What can we say about demographics in the Incorporation Study Area?
12. This area has a very large retirement community. It would seem you have not taken this into consideration when establishing dates of mid-October for open houses and a possible referendum in late....
13. Why is the boundary for a new municipality different from the boundary for Area C1?
14. At one of the recent meetings it was stated that there would be information sheets outlining the pros and cons of both incorporation and the two-area default. Is that still being planned?
15. There seems to be confusion in the community about the status of referendum. The recent flyer says that the referendum will occur only if the committee recommends to CSRD. Could you clarify?
16. A large number of the higher valued and higher taxed properties in Sorrento (waterfront) are owned by seasonal residents. How are you going to ensure they are included in the determination vote?
17. According to an email that has circulated in Blind Bay there appears to be a meeting on August 18, 2021 at 6:30 at Dream Cycle. Can you confirm if the Committee has sanctioned this meeting?
18. Is there anything that the CSRD, members of the advisory committee or the consultants can do to address misinformation or even 'scare tactics'
19. How many Administration Support staff would be hired to support the Mayor and Council in a new Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality?

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1. Has the engagement phase of the study been completely shut down?
2. Could you please clarify the final amount of the provincial offer? I understand it was once $5.35 million but has been updated.
3. What would a Mayor and six Councilors be paid in a new Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality?
4. If incorporation were to proceed, what would happen to the current CSRD zoning bylaw for Sorrento-Blind Bay, dock and buoy regulations, and the requirement for building permits?
5. Is it possible to advertise small group zoom meetings so that the electorate can join the meetings?
6. Would the new municipality, formed as a result of a decision to incorporate, provide its own building permits? Would incorporation result in faster building permit turn-around times?
7. Why is $400,000 being used in the sample tax notices as the value of a representative house? Most houses are worth more than this amount.

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1. In the recent virtual presentation the Consultant stated that by year 7 there would be about $14 million in reserves. How will those reserves be funded?
2. Would residents in a new Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality continue to receive the Home Owner Grant that they receive today in Electoral Area C?
3. Would local non-profit societies that benefit the community receive the same tax exemptions in a Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality as they do today in Electoral Area C (and as they would in Area C1)?
4. How do the projected taxes for Sorrento and Blind Bay compare to taxes in small municipalities elsewhere?
5. The Local Roads Service Sheet, in Figure 5, shows two scenarios for road service costs. What additional services would be provided for the higher "Municipal Level Operations" budget?
6. How many admin staff would the municipality require? In one answer you state seven; then in another you state 15. Also, what admin positions are needed and what are the corresponding salaries for each
7. Why do all of the studies use a $400,000 average home price? If the average home price were $800,000 instead of $400,000 what would that change do to all of your examples in the documents? Would the i
8. If a person has commercial property in the proposed incorporation area from which they run a business, but their personal residential property is outside the proposed incorporation area, does that per
9. With the recent increase in RCMP salaries by an average of 23% across Canada, is the Committee planning to have the consultant revise the policing service sheets and tax notices?

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1. Why is the incorporation study being undertaken?
2. How did we get to this point?
3. How was the boundary chosen for the incorporation study area?
4. Why does the study area include some agricultural properties?
5. Can the study area boundary be changed?
6. Can I opt out of the incorporation study area?
7. Who will decide if a new municipality should be created?
8. What is the role of the Incorporation Study Committee?
9. What would incorporation cost taxpayers?
10. What opportunities will residents, community groups, and stakeholders have to review information and ask questions?
11. What would happen to residents who live outside of the study area in the event of an incorporation?
12. Would a new municipality have ongoing obligations to the CSRD?
13. If there are concerns about governance, can the CSRD address them by adding a second Electoral Area Director to the current Area C?
14. If we incorporate, what will happen to our fire department or other services?
15. What would be the name of the new municipality?
16. What would incorporation mean for garbage collection?

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1. How do I apply for subdivision?
2. How do I know if I can subdivide my land?
3. What other information will I need for a subdivision application?
4. What services must I provide on subdivision?

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1. When is General Voting Day?
2. How do I cast my ballot?
3. I'm not going to be available on Election Day. Can I vote in advance?
4. Who can I ask if I have questions about the election process?
5. Do I have to register in advance of General Voting Day?
6. Do I need identification in order to vote?
7. What forms of ID are acceptable?
8. I am a member of a First Nation, living on reserve. Can I vote in a local government election?
9. I moved here two weeks before General Voting Day. Can I vote?
10. I am not a Canadian Citizen. Can I vote?
11. Can I vote by mail?
12. Can I vote through the Internet or by telephone?
13. I own more than one property, do I get an extra vote?
14. I don't live in the jurisdiction, but I own property. Can I vote?
15. Can I take someone into the voting booth to help me?
16. Where can I find information on election results?

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1. Can I tell if my drinking water is safe to drink just by looking at it, tasting it, or smelling it?
2. If my immune system is compromised, what should I drink?
3. How can I conserve water?
4. Do the water meters transmit at all times?
5. Do the water meters transmit to other meters in the neighbourhood?
6. How are the water meters read?
7. How do I get my water connection turned off?
8. How do I pay my water bill?
9. People swim and boat in our water source. Should I be concerned?
10. What is Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)?
11. What is the definition of safe water? Why is it called potable water?
12. What style of water meters are used?
13. When I'm working in the yard, I'm tempted to drink from the garden hose. Is this safe?