Around Town – July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014

Area D Residents Vote “No” to Boundary  Extension in Campbell River

In the June 28 referendum, the majority of residents and property owners in the northernmost portion of Area D voted not to join the City of Campbell River and have sewer service provided to their property.

In total, 699 ballots were cast; with 589 voters answering “no” (84%) and 110 voters answering “yes” (16%) to the question: “Are you in favour of a boundary extension to include a portion of Electoral Area D within the boundaries of the City of Campbell River for the purpose of connecting to the City of Campbell River sanitary sewer service?”

The referendum results provide some certainty and closure for the City and Strathcona Regional District regarding future direction for long-term infrastructure and service planning. The results also assist with the municipal infrastructure planning and budgeting process in the Campbell River regions as it confirms that they do not need to build a system to treat and dispose additional sewer volume from northern Area D.