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• Friday, November 14th, 2014

With regard to the proposal for water and sewer in the four electoral areas.

As the Director for Area E, I hear you loud and clear and I promise you that I will take your concerns back for discussion and action before any decision on this subject is made.  You have given me the ammunition I need to make sure that your concerns are addressed. Following are some of the concerns that I have heard at ALL the Area E meetings.  I will be bringing these forward at the next PRRD board meeting. Thank you for your input in this consultation process and call me at 250-242-8047 if there are any points I have missed or with any questions or concerns.

  1. Area E residents have stated emphatically that they are in opposition to the proposal as they feel there is not going to benefit them
  2. They don’t need this because they have spent thousands of dollars on developing our own sewer lagoons and do not want to support providing sewer services for others. Nobody helped them pay for their lagoons.  Why should they be forced to help others pay for their sewage disposal or water as there is currently no consideration being given by Chetwynd or Dawson Creek to stop providing service to Area E residents.
  3. Residents should not have to go out and find 10% of the voters to oppose this proposal. They are content with the way things are now and are not looking for any change. The Alternate Approval Process forces the residents to do the leg work and spend their own time and money to force a referendum or stop this proposal.
  4. The AAP is like saying to us, you do the leg work and even if you find 10 % of the eligible voters to oppose there will probably be a referendum.  Might as well go to referendum and scrap the AAP.
  5. They don’t like to be lumped in with the rest of the electoral areas as it means the most heavily populated area, which is also the area that requires the service, will probably win the vote.
  6. Why is this proposed to occur on land and improvements:  Sounds like double taxation.  If residents are not asking for something, don’t push it on them and tax them for it.

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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