Alternative Approval Process (AAP): Electoral Area E Library Financial Aid

We encourage you to attend the online pubic meeting on Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 pm and review information as it becomes available before making your decision.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) proposes to proceed with Electoral Area E Library Financial Aid Service Bylaw No. 2841, 2022.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

DATE PROVIDED

INFORMATION LINKS

First AAP Published Notice Ad

July 28, 2022

Area E Library AAP Ad

Electoral Area E Library Financial Aid Service Bylaw No. 2841, 2022

01 April 2021

Electoral Area E Library Bylaw No. 2841

July Board Highlights

July 21, 2022

 2022-07-Board_Highlights

Media Release

July 28, 2022

RDCK seeks electoral approval for new library financial aid service in Electoral Area E

Second AAP Published Notice Ad

August 4, 2022

Area E Library AAP Ad

Mailout

August 10, 2022

Area E Library Mailout

Online Public Meeting

August 18, 2022

7:00 PM

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Elector Response Form Deadline

September 5, 2022

Non Resident Owner 

Non-Resident Elector Form

Single Property Owner - 

Resident Elector Form

PURPOSE: 
The Bylaw, if adopted, will establish a financial aid service in Electoral Area E for the purpose of funding the Nelson Public Library.

Currently, residents of Electoral Area E are required to pay a subscription fee of $90 per family or $45 per individual for Nelson Public Library membership. If the proposal is approved residents of Area E will receive free membership like residents of the City of Nelson, Electoral Area F, and defined portions of Electoral Area H.

AREA: The Bylaw No. 2841 will include all of Electoral Area E.

RATE IMPLICATIONS:
The proposed maximum annual allowable requisition for the service is $117,185. At the maximum requisition an average residential property with an assessed value in land and improvements of $483,312 would expect to pay $39.03 annually for library services.

If the service receives elector approval the proposed requisition amount for 2023 would be $106,138. An average residential property in Area E with an assessed value in land and improvements of $483,312 would expect to pay $35.37 for library services.

ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS (AAP):
Under Section 86 of the Community Charter, approval of the electors within the service area is being obtained by means of AAP. Therefore, eligible electors within the service area opposed to the RDCK adopting Bylaw No. 2841 may petition against the adoption by signing an Elector Response Form.

At least 10% of electors must petition against the proposal prior to the deadline date in order to prevent the Board from proceeding with the Bylaw.

ELECTOR RESPONSE FORM: The Elector Response Form must be in the form established by the Board and is available at the RDCK Nelson Office at 202 Lakeside Drive or click on the link below.

Non-Resident Elector Form Non-Resident Elector Form

Resident Elector Form - Resident Elector Form

NOTE: If you are mailing the Elector Response Form to the RDCK please send it to the following or email tdool@rdck.bc.ca:

ATTN: Tom Dool, Chief Election Officers
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson, BC   V1L 5R4

WHO MAY SIGN THE ELECTOR RESPONSE FORM:
Electors, either resident or owning property, within the boundaries of the service area are the only persons entitled to sign the Elector Response Form. An elector is a person who meets the requirements and qualifications as described on the Elector Response Form.

The Board has resolved that a fair estimate of the number of electors in the subject area is 3,483. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, 348 or more electors must sign the Elector Response Form to prevent the Board from proceeding.

DEADLINE: The Elector Response Form must be received by the Chief Elections Officer before 4:30 p.m. on September 5, 2022.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

AAP Process:

Tom Dool

Chief Elections Officer

Phone: 250.352.8173

Email: tdool@rdck.bc.ca 

Electoral Area E Library Financial Contribution Service

Area E: Director Ramona Faust

Phone: 250.229.5222

Email: rfaust@rdck.bc.ca

 

Nelson Public Library
Phone: 250.352.6333

Email: library@nelson.ca

The content on this page was last updated August 16 2022 at 4:26 PM