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Let’s Talk City Hall/Civic Centre in West Kelowna

September 16, 2016 - 3:07 PM

WEST KELOWNA - West Kelowna residents can take advantage of two upcoming opportunities to get questions answered and find out more about the West Kelowna City Hall/Civic Centre project and the Sept. 17 Referendum.

The City is hosting an Open House Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mt. Boucherie Municipal Hall, 2760 Cameron Road. Interested attendees can take part in a tour of the current Municipal Hall. Staff and Council members will be on hand to answer any questions.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mayor Doug Findlater be on Open Line with Phil Johnson on AM 1150. Mayor Findlater will be joined by members of the Vote Yes and Vote No sides of the debate and calls from the public will be answered.

West Kelowna residents can also find out more about the project online.

West Kelowna’s estimated 26,030 eligible electors are encouraged to cast their ballots during any one of the two upcoming voting opportunities in the City Hall Referendum.

The Second Advance Poll will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Westbank Lions Community Hall, 2466 Main Street.

General voting day is Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polls will be open at:

  • Constable Neil Bruce Middle School, 2010 Daimler Drive
  • George Pringle Elementary School, 3770 Elliott Road
  • Glenrosa Middle School, 2974 Glen Abbey Place
  • Mar Jok Elementary School, 2101 McDougall Road

All voters will register at the polling station on the day they vote by bringing with them two pieces of identification, one with a signature and one with an address, that verify who they are and where they live. Voters must be:

  • Eighteen years of age or older on general voting day
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day of registration
  • A resident or registered owner of real property in the City of West Kelowna for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration
  • Free from any disqualification from voting under the Local Government Act or any other enactment and not be otherwise disqualified by law

Electors will be asked: “Are you in favour of the City of West Kelowna adopting the City of West Kelowna City Hall Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 0234, 2016 to authorize the borrowing of up to Seven Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars ($7,700,000.00) to be repaid over a period not exceeding 20 years, for the construction of a new City Hall and related project work?”

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