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August 21, 2017
On July 6th the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) began its Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for the tax neutral Civic Centre regional office building. The regional office building, currently located within the flood plain, provides essential services (garbage, sewer and water) daily to thousands of residents regionally. To ensure effective service delivery, the CVRD board determined a new regional office building was a strategic priority.
On August 18th at 4:30 pm the AAP process ended. In order for the CVRD to proceed with the final adoption of the Civic Centre loan authorization bylaw, less than 10 per cent of the electors in the Comox Valley Regional District would have had to submit an elector response form. The total number of electors for this AAP was determined to be 50,545. Therefore, the CVRD would have had to receive 5,055 elector response forms to prevent the CVRD from adopting Bylaw No. 457 without going to referendum.
At the close of the process, on Friday, August 18, 828 eligible elector response forms were received in the service area and the board may now consider the bylaw for adoption and next steps at their August 29th board meeting.
“This is a very positive step for the community. We look forward to the next steps towards the creation of a regional civic centre to serve residents of the Comox Valley,” explains Ann MacDonald, CVRD Acting Chief Administrative Officer.
The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Jennifer Steel, Manager of Corporate Communications