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Figures From The 2006 Sewer Referendum

Here’s the info on the sewer referendum that was held back on Feb 4, 2006 to refresh everyone’s memory. The wording of the ballot for that Referendum was as follows:

2006 Union Bay/Royston Sewerage Service Referendum
Question: Are you in favour of the Regional District of Comox-Strathcona adopting bylaws which would:
– Establish a service enabling the regional district to provide for the collection, conveyance and disposal of sewage in the Union
Bay/Royston sewerage service area;
– Authorize the regional district to borrow a maximum of $10,500,000 (ten million five hundred thousand dollars) for a 20 year
period for its one-third share of the cost to provide this service;
– Authorize the regional district to tax the properties in the service are for up to $983,000 annually to repay the $10,500,000
borrowed amount (based on the 1362 parcels in the service area, each parcel would be charged approximately $722 annually to
repay the borrowed amount;
– Authorize the regional district to establish user fees for the operation and maintenance of the service in addition to the annual
capital repayment of approximately $722 and;
– Be known as “Union Bay/Royston Sewerage Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2825, 2006” and “Union Bay/Royston
Sewerage Service Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2826, 2006”?

Consented
Voter Turnout – 49%

With the grant, it would be a capital cost each household $7,398.60 or $711.82 per year with 20-year financing plus $300 for annual maintenance. Without the grant, it would be a capital cost of $22,420 or $2,135 a year for 20 year financing plus $300 a year (approximately) for annual maintenance.

The vote was 767 “YES” versus 346 “NO” so it passed.

last referendum

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