FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the RDN Board may proceed with the adoption of Bylaw No. 1725 unless, by the deadline, Elector Response Forms are certified by the Corporate Officer as having been signed by at least 10% of the electors of Gabriola Island indicating that the Board must obtain the assent of the electors (referendum) before proceeding. Elector Response Forms must be given in the form established by the RDN Board and will be provided to electors of Gabriola Island upon request. A copy of Bylaw No. 1725 is available for public inspection and Elector Response Forms can be obtained on the RDN website by Clicking Here and at the Administration Office of the Regional District of Nanaimo located at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2, Phone 250-390-4111 or toll free 1-877-607-4111, from July 28, 2015 to September 8, 2015 during regular office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; and Wednesday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays.
Deadline - the deadline for delivering the signed Elector Response Forms is 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Forms must be received by the Corporate Officer at the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2 by the deadline to be counted. The Elector Response Form may not be submitted by email or by fax as original signatures are required.
Alternative Approval Process
The only persons entitled to sign the Elector Response Forms are the electors of Gabriola Island, which is the area to which the approval process applies. Eligible electors are persons meeting all of the following Resident or Non-Resident Property Elector qualifications:
For the purpose of conducting this elector response opportunity, the number of eligible electors is determined to be 3,361. If less than 10% (336) of the electors of Gabriola Island sign and submit an Elector Response Form to the Regional District of Nanaimo by the deadline, the RDN Board may proceed to adopt Bylaw No. 1725. If 336 or more electors return signed Elector Response Forms by the deadline, the Bylaw cannot be adopted by the RDN Board without obtaining the assent of the electors (referendum).
More information about the Alternative Approval Process may be obtained by Clicking Here, or by contacting Jacquie Hill, Corporate Officer, at the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2 or by telephone at 250-390-4111 or toll free 1-877-607-4111.