Centennial Field Community Park - Notice of Alternative Approval Process

Elector Response Form

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 C (South Shuswap) are entitled to sign an Elector Response Form.

The CSRD Board may proceed with the adoption of Bylaws Nos. 5800, 2019 and 5801, 2019, without an assent vote of the electors (referendum) unless at least 10% of the electors of Electoral Area C of the CSRD submit a signed Elector Response Form indicating their opposition to adoption of the bylaws by 4 PM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the address below:

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

Download Elector Response Form here

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of Electoral Area C of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), that approval is being sought for Centennial Field Community Park Service Establishment Bylaw No. 5800, 2019 (Bylaw No. 5800, 2019), and Centennial Field Community Park Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 5801, 2019 (Bylaw No. 5801, 2019), by use of the Alternative Approval Process (AAP).

Approval to proceed with the adoption of these bylaws is being sought from the electors of Electoral Area C of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

Bylaw No. 5800, 2019 will establish a service within all of Electoral Area C of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (the Service Area). The service proposed to be established under Bylaw No. 5800, 2019 is to establish a service to allow the CSRD to acquire, develop, manage, and operate community park facilities on the land to be known as Centennial Field Community Park.

What will this cost? What will I have to pay?

If adopted, Bylaw No. 5801, 2019 will authorize the CSRD to borrow a sum not exceeding One Million Seven Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($1,770,00) for a maximum term not to exceed twenty-five (25) years, for the purpose of acquiring and developing the land to be known as Centennial Field Community Park.

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 C).

The maximum amount that may be requisitioned for the service is the amount equivalent to $0.40 for each $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements within the service area. The purchase would equate to a payment of approximately $48 per year for the average residential property in Electoral Area C, which has an assessed value of  $370,138. This is based on a 25-year loan amortization.

The Alternative Approval Process

The number of valid elector responses required to prevent the Board from proceeding with the adoption of the Centennial Field Community Park Service Establishment Bylaw No. 5800, 2019, and Centennial Field Community Park Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 5801, 2019, is 671.

A copy of Bylaw No. 5800, 2019, and Bylaw No. 5801, 2019, and report(s) to the Board are available for public inspection from Friday, August 23, 2019 through Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the CSRD office, 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm (during regular business hours, excluding statutory holidays) and on this webpage at the links below. 

View Bylaw No. 5800
View Bylaw No. 5801
View Certificate of Approval Bylaw No. 5800
View Certificate of Approval Bylaw No. 5801
View Board Report July 2019
View Board Report June 2019

In order to obtain the consent of the electors, local governments can use two methods: a referendum, also known as an assent vote, or an alternative approval process.

So what's the difference between and AAP and a referendum?

We've set up a chart to help you compare them.

View comparison chart

We've also come up with some common questions and answers regarding the Alternative Approval Process itself, as well as information pertaining directly to the Centennial Field proposal.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Centennial Field
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Alternative Approval Process 
 

 

Who qualifies to vote?

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 proposed service area is all of Electoral Area C of the CSRD.

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
  • have lived in Electoral Area C of the CSRD for at least 30 days prior to signing the Elector Response Form; and
  • not be disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

A non-resident property elector is an individual who does not live (does not reside) in the participating service area but is entitled to vote by virtue of owning real property in that jurisdiction.

To sign an elector response form as a non-resident property elector, a person must:

  • not be entitled to register as a resident elector in the participating service area; and
  • 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
  • not be disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • have owned property in Electoral Area C of the CSRD for at least 30 days prior to signing the Elector Response Form.

      - If a property is owned by more than one individual, only one of them may sign an elector response form; the person signing must have written consent of a majority of the other property owner(s) to sign.
      - A person may register as a non-resident property elector in relation to only one parcel of real property in the service area. 

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.

For additional information on the Alternative Approval Process, please contact:

Lynda Shykora
Deputy Corporate Officer
or
Jennifer Sham
Assistant Deputy Corporate Officer
Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Phone: 250.832.8194
Toll-free: 1.888.248.2773
Email: admin@csrd.bc.ca

Elector Response Forms

If you are opposed to the adoption of Bylaw No. 5800, 2019 and Bylaw No. 5801, 2019, you can sign an Elector Response Form if you qualify as an elector of the service area. Please print the Elector Response Form, follow the instructions on the form, and return the completed Elector Response Form to the CSRD office by mail to Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1 or hand delivered to 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC. All Elector Response Forms must be received by the CSRD on or before 4 PM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to be considered.

All Elector Response Forms must be signed by the elector.

In order to sign an Elector Response Form as a non-resident elector (an individual who does not live (does not reside) within the Service Area), a Consent Form is required if the property is owned by more than one individual. In this case, only one individual may sign an Elector Response Form - the person signing must have written consent of a majority of the other property owner(s) to sign. Please utilize the Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form available in the package below:

Elector Response package - includes Non Resident Property Elector Consent Form

Information Materials:

Centennial Field Community Park Service Establishment Bylaw No. 5800, 2019

Centennial Field Community Park Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 5801, 2019

Report - Electoral Area Feasibility Study Fund – Centennial Field 

Report - Board June 2019

 

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