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”?
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.