Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City hereby gives notice that at Council’s Regular meeting on Monday, June 13th, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Council will consider 1st, 2nd, 3rd Readings of proposed Bylaw No. 3379, 2015 for the purpose of removing dedication of a portion of unnamed park shown as hatched in the plan below, forming part of this notice, and having an approximate size of 850sqm, to allow disposition of the subject lands, following publication of the required notice, to the adjoining property owner (Bryton Group Oceanview Condominiums Ltd. (Inc. No. BC1039709)) for consolidation purposes with Lot 4 (PID 019-074-271) and Lot 5 (PID 019-074-280) in exchange for payment to the City of the appraised value of the subject lands of $21,000.00 to be deposited by the City into its parkland acquisition reserve fund for future acquisition of park lands. A copy of the proposed bylaw is available for viewing at City Hall and copies may be provided on request.
Alternative Approval Process
An alternative approval process presents an opportunity for public input regarding the proposed bylaw. Council may proceed with the proposed bylaw unless, by the deadline specified below, 10% of eligible electors submit elector response forms requiring Council to obtain the assent of the electors before adopting the bylaw. If this happens, Council may not proceed with the proposed bylaw unless it is approved by the electors in an assent referendum. If you support the bylaw, you do not need to submit a response.
The area to which the alternative approval process for the proposed bylaw applies is the whole of the City.
Elector response forms must be signed and delivered to the Corporate Administrator, City Hall, 424 West 3rd Avenue, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1L7 not later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd, 2016. Facsimile or e-mail copies of this form will not be accepted. Photocopies of the form are acceptable so long as they contain an original signature.
Form of Elector Response
Elector response forms must be in the form established by Council. Copies of the form are available from the office of the Corporate Officer at City Hall on request.
Sufficiency of Elector Response
It is estimated that 866 Electors within the affected area must sign and deliver an elector response form to prevent Council from proceeding without the assent of the electors. The elector response form may only be signed by persons who are qualified under the Local Government Act to be resident electors or non-resident property electors in the affected area referred to above.
For more information on the Alternative Approval Process and the piece of land in question, check out our informational video below: