Elections & Assent Processes

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Alternate Approval Process (AAP) for Nuisance Mosquito Control Service within Electoral Areas “M” & “N”


What is the Alternative Approval Process?

The Alternate Approval Process allows the local government to proceed with a proposed action unless at least 10% of the electors within the proposed service area register their opposition within a prescribed period. If at least 10% of the eligible electors register their opposition by submitting a completed Elector Response Form by the deadline, the matter must then proceed to a referendum if the Board wishes to proceed.

What Service is Being Proposed?

The TNRD Board intends to adopt "Nicola Valley Mosquito Control Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 2526, 2015” that will provide a nuisance mosquito control service to properties within Electoral Areas “M” and “N” of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.  If adopted, the service will commence in 2016.

What are the costs of the service?

The maximum amount that may be requisitioned annually for the service will not exceed the greater of $100,000 or $0.137 cents per $1,000 of the net taxable value of land and improvements.

The cost to property owners within the service area with a residential property assessed at $100,000 (2015 assessment) would be $8.35.

How do I register my objection?

Electors indicate their opposition by submitting an Elector Response Form to the Corporate Officer of the Regional District by mail or in person (faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted). The response of the elector must be in the form established by the Regional District Board.  Forms are available at the link below or from the Regional District Office located on the 4th Floor, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C., during regular office hours. 

Who May Sign the Elector Response Form:  The only persons entitled to sign an elector response form are eligible resident electors and non-resident property electors from within Electoral Areas “M” and “N” (the same as for an election or referendum).  Non-resident property electors must also submit a Written Consent form if the property they own is registered in the name of more than one person.

A Resident Elector is a person who:

  • Is age 18 or older; and
  • Is a Canadian citizen; and
  • Has been a resident of British Columbia for at least the previous 6 months; and
  • Has been a resident of Area “M” or “N” for at least the previous 30 days; and
  • Is not disqualified from voting in an election by the Local Government Act.

A non-resident property elector is a person who:

  • Is not a resident elector; and
  • Is age 18 or older; and
  • Is a Canadian citizen; and
  • Has been a resident of British Columbia for at least the previous 6 months; and
  • Has owned property in Area “M” or “N” for at least the previous 30 days; and
  • Is not disqualified from voting in an election by the Local Government Act.

NOTE: 1. If there are multiple owners of a parcel of land, only one person (with the consent of the majority of the owners) may submit an elector response form.
   2. Corporations are not entitled to submit an elector response form.

What is the deadline for submission of an elector response form?

Elector Response Forms must be received by the TNRD’s Corporate Officer before 2 p.m. on Friday October 2, 2015.

How many signatures are needed?

The Regional District has estimated that the total number of elector responses required to prevent the Board from proceeding without elector assent is 218.

For an Elector Response Form to be accepted it must meet the following conditions:

Original signatures are required and only forms returned in person or by mail will be counted. Elector Response Forms may not be returned by email or fax.

An accurate copy of the blank Elector Response Form may be used (download from website or photocopy).

Only eligible electors of Electoral Areas “M” & “N” are entitled to sign the form.

The Elector Response Form must be completed in its entirety, including:

  • full name of the elector
  • the electoral area must be selected
  • residential address of the elector
  • the elector must indicate whether they are a resident or a non-resident property elector
  • if non-resident property elector is selected, the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to vote as a non-resident property elector must be stated
  • signature of the elector
  • date that the form was completed

The form must be received by the TNRD Corporate Officer at the TNRD office before the deadline. Elector Response forms may be delivered in person to the 4th floor, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC or mailed to #300, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2A9. Postmarks will not be accepted as proof of receipt. The deadline for receipt is 2 p.m. on Friday October 2, 2015

Do you need more information?

Contact Carolyn Black, Corporate Officer or Andrea Leite, Legislative Services Coordinator by phone (250) 377-8673 or 1-877-377-8673 (toll free in B.C.) or email election@tnrd.ca

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