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Killiney Beach Hall and Library Property Tax

Alternative Approval Proposed by the North Westside Communities Association

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LAST UPDATE June 17, 2016

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Referendum for the Killiney Beach Hall Tax passed :(

Did you know

Referendum's are not binding!

COW Director Jim Edgson has the power to decide against the referendum results if he so wishes!

Yes 174
No 109
Total votes 283

56 people voted on advance

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In 2007 an Alternative Approval Process to charge tax for Killiney Beach Hall FAILED  Killiney Beach Recreation Buildings Service Area Establishment Bylaw # 1214, 2007 (can't find this file on RDCO's website) - 2007 Nov 19 Item 4.1 Declaration of Alternative Approval Process Killiney Beach Recreation Building

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2015 'Killiney Community Hall Annual Operational Funding Agreement - North Westside Communities Association' for a renewed term of three (3) years (2015 - 2017).
.pdf icon Item 7.2 Killiney Community Hall Annual Operational Funding Agreement North Westside Communities Association

Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1294, 2011

Killiney Beach Recreation Buildings Service Area Establishment Bylaw # 1214, 2007 (can't find this bylaw on RDCO's website probably because it didn't pass)

E. The tenant (tenant is NWCA) is the legal and beneficial owner of the Community Hall/Fire Hall as outlined in Schedule "A" as "A & B";

RDCO Board Report Item 5.1 RDCO Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1294, 2011

Fire/Community Hall agreement

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Killiney Beach Hall Referendum Service Area Map

RDCO's question result about the referendum to charge a new property tax to fund Killiney Beach Hall

The referendum will be held the same day as this local election day which is November 19, 2011

During the Local Government Elections on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 a Referendum vote was held for qualified electors (Resident and Non-resident) with property within the boundary of the proposed Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1294, 2011 including the subdivisions of Westshore, Killiney Beach, La Casa, Valley of the Sun and Fintry.

They will be asked to respond to the following question:

"Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Okanagan adopting Bylaw No. 1294 to establish a service area within a portion of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area to operate and maintain the Killiney Community Hall, at an annual cost not to exceed $0.05 per $1000 of assessed value of land and improvements on properties within the service area?"

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Remember the North Westside Road Fire Truck Referendum in 2005, there were only 167 people who voted.  The people who voted were most likely the Fire Dept members and Community Association members, rather than too many others in the Community.  The others in the Community need to make the effort to vote if they don't want to see the Killiney Beach Hall Tax voted in.

YES 122
NO 41
Rejected 4
Total Votes Received 167

Did you know that referendums are not binding on Regional Districts, so really, even if the Killiney Beach Hall tax is voted in or out, the Regional District can pass or reject the tax and has the final say?

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.pdf icon May 12, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Joe Rich Community Hall Agreement
The Regional Board has approved a new Operating and Recreational Programming Agreement with the Joe Rich Ratepayers and Tenants Society for the Joe Rich Community Hall. The agreement runs to the end of 2018 and will continue to see the Society scheduling all activities and use of the hall. The Society will be responsible for all operations and maintenance of the facility not including the grounds and nearby sports box. The Regional District will provide the Society with an annual facility management fee to assist with operating costs of the hall.

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5.2 Joe Rich Community Hall Operating & Recreation Programming Agreement - Approval of Agreement with the Joe Rich Ratepayers and Tenants Society to December 31, 2018 for the Joe Rich Community Hall (All Directors - Weighted Vote - LGA 210.2)
Staff report dated May 2, 2016 outlined the Joe Rich Community Hall Operating and Recreation Programming Agreement to December 31, 2018 to the Joe Rich Ratepayers and Tenants Society.
#106/16 BARTYIK/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board approve the Joe Rich Community Hall Operating and Recreation Programming Agreement to December 31, 2018 with the Joe Rich Ratepayers and Tenants Society and authorize its signing officers to execute the Agreement.
CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon January 25, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 8.1C Electoral Area I Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No 1369 2015

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AND WHEREAS the Regional Board deems it necessary to amend the boundary of the said service area to exclude the following parcels, resulting from City of Kelowna expansions:
Lot B, DL 144&120 and Sec 24 TP 23 ODYD, Plan KAP51562; Strata Lots 1 to 99, DL 144&120 and Sec 24 TP 23 ODYD, Strata Plan KAS1411; Lot B, District Lot 123 ODYD Plan EPP41714;

As identified on Schedule "A" attached hereto;

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.pdf icon January 25, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

2. ADDITION OF LATE ITEMS
Amend #8. to read Business Arising, 8.1 Adoption of Service Area Boundary Amendment Bylaws; move Directors Items to #9; and move Adjourn to In Camera #10.

8. BUSINESS ARISING

8.1 Service Area Boundary Amendments - Central Okanagan East Electoral Area (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

a) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015, ADOPTION (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
BAKER/DEHART
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1367 be adopted this 25th day of January 2016.
CARRIED Unanimously

b) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015 ADOPTION  (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
HANSON/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1368 be adopted this 25th day of January 2016.
CARRIED Unanimously

c) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015 ADOPTION (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
HANSON/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1369 be adopted this 25th day of January 2016.

CARRIED Unanimously

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Ellison Community Hall is mentioned in the minutes below

.pdf icon January 14, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Independent Review of RDCO Fire Services

The Regional Board has given support in principle to the recommendations outlined in a third party review of RDCO Fire Services. The detailed and extensive independent review was conducted during a four and a half month period in 2015 by POMAX Consulting. The Board sees the recommendations as positive steps forward for the four paid-on-call fire services and their dedicated volunteers who serve as firefighters within the Ellison, Joe Rich, North Westside and Wilson’s Landing communities. Most of the recommendations support continued coordination and administrative support by the Regional District to standardize bylaws, operating guidelines and policies providing increased consistency across the departments. The Board believes the report recommendations will create opportunities for financial efficiencies through the effective coordination and management of training, purchasing and operations of the four departments. The Board has asked staff to present a report outlining the implications and possible action for each of the 22 recommendations. One major theme from the report suggests reorganizing each of the four RDCO paid-on-call fire departments into one unified department under one fire chief (role of the Manager of Fire and Inspection Services), while the existing four fire departments would become four fire districts that could include deputy fire chiefs or divisional chiefs in each district.

Director Items are usually not mentioned in the Highlights, so there is nothing in the Highlights about these two Director Items below.

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.pdf icon Item 7.1A POMAX Consulting Fire Service Review

.pdf icon Item 7.1L Electoral Area Fire Prevention Program Service Review

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SUBJECT: POMAX Consulting -Fire Service Review
Purpose: To provide the Board with an opportunity to review the twenty two recommendations contained in the POMAX Fire Service Review and additionally ask questions to POMAX staff.
Executive Summary:
At the November 12, 2015 Governance and Services meeting the Committee received the report titled "Regional District of Central Okanagan Fire Services Review" completed by POMAX Consulting. A high level presentation summarized the findings.
Mr. Jon Hambides, Principal POMAX Consulting will be in attendance to provide a detailed presentation to the Board on the twenty two recommendations based on POMAX's review and conclusions.
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board receive the presentation on the Fire Services Review (November 2015) from Mr. Jon Hambides, Principal POMAX Consulting Inc.
AND THAT the Board approve support in principle for the recommendations included in the POMAX Fire Services Review report;
AND FURTHER THAT the Board request staff report back outlining the implications of implementing all of the recommendations in the POMAX Fire Services Review Report.

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SUBJECT: Electoral Area Fire Prevention Program - Service Review
Purpose: To bring forward recommendations from the Governance & Services Committee with regard to the service review for the Electoral Area Fire Prevention Program.
Executive Summary:
The attached service review report was presented at the November 12, 2015 Governance & Services Committee meeting and the following resolution was adopted:
THAT the Governance and Services Committee recommend the Board provide direction to staff to review and update the Fire Prevention Bylaw No. 1066 and bring back to the Board for consideration of amendment;
AND FURTHER THAT the Board continue to support the current service delivery model for the Electoral Area Fire Prevention Program.
CARRIED (Opposed: Carson/Hanson/Fortin)
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board continue to support the current service delivery model for the Electoral Area Fire Prevention Program;
AND FURTHER THAT the Board direct staff to review and update the Fire Prevention Bylaw No. 1066 and bring back to the Board for consideration.
Respectfully Submitted:
Brian Reardon
Chief Administrative Officer

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.pdf icon January 14, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7. NEW BUSINESS

7.1 Rise & Report - November 12, 2015 Governance & Services Committee Meeting

a) POMAX Consulting - Fire Service Review (Delegation: Jon Hambides, Principal POMAX Consulting) (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

POMAX Consulting was contracted in 2015 to complete a service review on the electoral area fire services. The final report with 22 recommendations was presented to the Board's Governance & Services Committee in November 2015. It is being presented to the Board for final consideration. Jon Hambides of POMAX addressed the Board providing an overview of the
proposed recommendations:
• The project process for the review was outlined.
• Recommendations were highlighted:
o Formal written agreement to transfer ownership
o Purchasing authority - planning required on a business-like process.
   Find efficiencies and cooperation with other local governments.
o No business case for Ellison classroom/clubroom in the community hall at an annual cost of $29,749. Recommend that meeting space be relocated to the Ellison Firehall.
o Amend bylaws - currently they are fairly basic (ie: 'including but not limited to' which is too wide-ranging). Need to determine what you want the fire departments to do. Some do more than others. This is particularly important in regards to training in volunteer departments.
There are liability issues and concerns in regards to expectations for the departments.
o Operational and administrative guidelines should be the same for all fire services, professionally written and exceptions should be documented.
o RDCO must satisfy the requirements of the BC Structure Firefighter Competency and Training Playbook.
o Join with the City of Kelowna on a regional electronic records management system. All history to be transferred into a new client accessible system.
o Apply a moratorium on administration hours at each department. Work with fire chiefs to determine what administration duties are and establish policies, guidelines and procedures on 'administration'.
o Develop a standardized process and succession planning for all departments. Formalize an administrative policy on hiring fire chiefs.
o Establish and formalize policies and procedures for minimum level of service (response) in order to meet the approved service delivery standards within each department.
o Restructure fire services to include one fire chief to oversee the four fire departments, and a local fire services structure that include deputy fire chiefs in each department. Level of authorities to be established for a standard service organization.
o Fire services organizational structure should not operate independently.
The current structure needs to change.
o The four departments should become four fire service districts. The Community Services Department to continue on their current path to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

Discussion:
The POMAX recommendations are for Board consideration. Staff will review the recommendations and come back to the Board with a report outlining the implications for further discussion.
It is the Board's responsibility to ensure fire departments are operating as required as the liability sits with the Board as a Whole.
It would be negligent of the Board not to work to improve the operation of all departments.
Recommendations do not regionalize the service. It's a consolidation of four departments for efficiencies, coordination, saving taxpayer dollars, and bringing greater control over administration and operational issues.
The recommended organization changes outlined are how other fire departments operate throughout Canada.
The outcomes are the 'outcomes'. Status quo cannot be an option to consider going forward.
The job of the Board is to look forward. Historical information is relevant. There are some sensitive personnel matters outlined in the report but the report is not based on innuendo but facts. The Board had agreed In Camera that the full report was to be made public.
Applaud POMAX for completing a report based on fact.
Public safety is critical to ensure volunteers are trained appropriately.
This is not a condemnation of the work volunteers have done now or in the past. This is about moving forward to the next level to ensure strong community centred departments - effective, efficient, safety for the volunteer firefighters and the public they serve.

FINDLATER/BASRAN
THAT the Board receive the presentation on the Fire Services review (November 2015) from Mr. Jon Hambides, Principal POMAX Consulting;
AND THAT the Board approve support in principle for the recommendations included in the POMAX Fire Service Review report;
AND FURTHER THAT the Board request staff report back outlining the implications of implementing all of the recommendations in the POMAX Fire Services Review report.

CARRIED (Opposed Carson, Hanson)

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.pdf icon November 12, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 Four Service Area Boundary Amendments Central Okanagan East

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RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the following bylaws be repealed:
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015

AND FURTHER THAT the following bylaws be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings:
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1367, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1368, 2015
:> Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1369, 2015

Background:
The service areas are located in the community of Ellison, directly east of and abutting, the boundary of the City of Kelowna. The mapping revisions are minor, three areas on the map are pre-empted by City of Kelowna boundary expansions and a fourth by an in-fill subdivision that was bisected by a service area boundary line.
The amendment bylaws will not affect or change the purpose, intent, fees and charges, or level of service that are currently in effect for any of the services and are purely a matter of housekeeping.

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5. BUSINESS ARISING

5.1 Service Area Boundary Amendments - Central Okanagan East Electoral Area (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

a) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015, REPEAL (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

b) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015 REPEAL (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

c) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015 REPEAL (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

d) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015 REPEAL (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

HANSON/SIEBEN
THAT
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015 be repealed;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015 be repealed;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360; 2015 be repealed;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015 be repealed.
CARRIED Unanimously

e) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1367, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
f) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1368 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
g) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1369 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

HANSON/SIEBEN
THAT:
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1367 be given first, second and third readings and forwarded to the Inspector for approval;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1368 be given first, second and third readings and forwarded to the Inspector for approval;
• Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1369 be given first, second and third readings and forwarded to the Inspector for approval:

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon August 24, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Item 6.1D Electoral Area I Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No 1361 2015

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.pdf icon Item 6.1D Electoral Area I Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No 1361 2015

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Being a bylaw to amend the "Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 852, 1999"
WHEREAS the Regional Board of the Regional District of Central Okanagan established by Bylaw No.852 cited as the "Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 852, 1999" (now known as Central Okanagan East Electoral Area) a service for recreation and community use, and for the purpose of renovation, construction and operation for a community hall/fire hall facility on an existing site.
AND WHEREAS the Regional Board deems it necessary to amend the boundary of the said service area to exclude the following parcels, resulting from City of Kel6wna expansions:
Lot B, DL 144&120 and Sec 24 TP 23 ODYD, Plan KAP51562;
Strata Lots 1 to 99, DL 144&120 and Sec 24 TP 23 ODYD, Strata Plan KAS1411;
Lot B, District Lot 123 ODYD Plan EPP41714;
As identified on Schedule "A" attached hereto;
AND WHEREAS the Director of the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area has consented in writing to the adoption of this Bylaw;

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6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

6.1 Service Area Boundary Amendments - Central Okanagan East Electoral Area

a) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015, Adoption (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
HANSON/CARSON
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015 be adopted this 24th day of August 2015.
CARRIED Unanimously

b) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359,2015 Adoption (All Directors Unweighted Vote)
HANSON/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015 be adopted this 24th day of August 2015.
CARRIED Unanimously

c) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015 Adoption (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
HANSON/CARSON
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015 be adopted this 24th day of August 2015.
CARRIED Unanimously

d) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015 Adoption (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
HANSON/CARSON
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015 be adopted this 24th day of August 2015.
CARRIED Unanimously

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Federal Gas Tax Community Works Funding

The Regional Board has authorized spending $152,000 in Federal Gas Tax Community Works funding for water improvement projects in the Joe Rich area. This funding will cover higher than expected costs in implementing improvements to the Joe Rich Community Hall/Fire Hall water system and Goudie Road Fire Hall water system.

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.pdf icon July 27, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 8.1 Service Area Boundary Amendments Central Okanagan East Electoral Area

.pdf icon Item 8.2 Community Works Funding Approval Central Okanagan East Electoral Area

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Item 8.1 Service Area Boundary Amendments Central Okanagan East Electoral Area

Purpose:
To amend the boundaries of three service areas and one specified area in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area.

Executive Summary:
The service areas and specified area are located in the community of Ellison, directly east of and abutting, the boundary of the City of Kelowna. The mapping revisions are minor, three areas on the map are pre-empted by City of Kelowna boundary expansions and a fourth by an in-fill subdivision that was bisected by a service area boundary line.
The four amendment bylaws will not affect or change the purpose, intent, fees and charges, or level of service that are currently in effect for any of the services and are purely a matter of housekeeping.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board give 1st, 2nd, and 3rd readings to:
~ Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015
~ Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015
~ Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015
~ Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015

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Item 8.2 Community Works Funding Approval Central Okanagan East Electoral Area

Purpose:

To seek authorization from the Board to utilize the Gas Tax - Community Works Fund.

Executive Summary:
Federal Gas Tax Funds are provided to local governments across Canada to help fund their local infrastructure needs
The Gas Tax - Community Works Fund additional funding requirements associated with the Joe Rich water improvement project is:
• $ 152,000 for Central Okanagan East.

Currently the Gas Tax - Community Works Fund comprises of:
• $171,534 for Central Okanagan East, with an additional $165,352 to be received in 2015.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board authorizes $152,000 be approved for water quality and capacity system improvements in Central Okanagan East.

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.pdf icon July 27, 2015 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1 Service Area Boundary Amendments - Central Okanagan East Electoral Area
Staff report dated July 20, 2015 noted that four service areas which are located in the community of Ellison require amendments to the establishment bylaws in order to correct mapping by City of Kelowna previous boundary expansions and a fourth by an in-fill subdivision that was bisected by a service area boundary line.
The amendments will not affect or change the purpose, intent, fees and charges, or level of service that are currently in effect for any of the services and are purely a matter of housekeeping.

a) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015, 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
HANSON/OPHUS
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area "I" Local Transit Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1358, 2015 be given first, second and third readings this 27'h day of July 2015.
CARRIED Unanimously

b) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Byiaw No. 1359, 2015 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
HANSON/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Fire Protection Local Service Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1359, 2015 be given first, second and third reading this 27th day of July 2015.
CARRIED Unanimously

c) Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)
FINDLATER/DEHART
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Ellison Community Parks Specified Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1360, 2015 be given first, second and third readings this 27th day of July 2015.
CARRIED Unanimously

d) Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading (All Directors - Unweighted Vole)
GRAY/HANSON
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Electoral Area 'I' Ellison Heritage Community Centre Local Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1361, 2015 be given first, second and third readings this 27th day of July 2015.
CARRIED Unanimously

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8.2 Community Works Funding Approval - Central Okanagan East Electoral Area (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 20, 2015 outlined the Community Works Funding planned for the Joe Rich water quality and capacity improvement project for the Joe Rich Fire Service Area and the Goudie Road Fire Hall water system. The question was raised why potable water standards must be met for this project. Staff will reconfirm Interior Health potable water regulations to determine if there is an alternate system which can be installed.

FINDLATER/CONDON
THAT the Regional Board authorizes $152,000 be approved for water quality and capacity system improvements in Central Okanagan East Electoral Area.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon April 27, 2015 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Killiney Community Hall Agreement

The Regional Board has approved renewing an agreement with the North Westside Community Association. The agreement runs through 2017 and sees the Regional District transfer tax requisition funding collected each year to the Association which is responsible for the operation, maintenance and capital improvements at the Killiney Beach Community Hall.

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.pdf icon Item 7.2 Killiney Community Hall Annual Operational Funding Agreement North Westside Communities Association

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SUBJECT: Killiney Community Hall Annual Operational Funding Agreement North Westside Communities Association

Purpose:
To seek the Board's approval to renew an operational and capital funding agreement between the RDCO and North Westside Communities Association (NWCA). Implementation of this agreement is supported by RDCO Bylaw No. 1294 (adopted in 2011) for the purpose of funding the operation, maintenance and capital expenditures for the Killiney Community Hall (a service area within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area).

Executive Summary:
Subsequent to a November 2011 referendum and adoption of RDCO Bylaw No. 1294 which supported the establishment of a RDCO service area associated with the Killiney Community Hall, the RDCO and North Westside Communities Association entered into a three year funding agreement that expired on December 31", 2014. The proposed renewed funding agreement will facilitate the annual disposition of service area tax requisition funding in association with operational and capital asset requirements at the Killiney Community Hall for the annual fiscal periods extending from 2015 - 2017.

Recommendation:
THAT the Board approve entering into the 'Killiney Community Hall Annual Operational Funding Agreement - North Westside Communities Association' for a renewed term of three (3) years (2015 - 2017).

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7.2 Killiney Community Hall Annual Operational Funding Agreement - North Westside Communities Association (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated April 17, 2015 outlined the requirement to renew an operational and capital funding agreement between the RDCO and the North Westside Communities Association. Implementation of this agreement is supported by RDCO Bylaw No. 1294 for the purpose of funding the operation, maintenance and capital expenditures for the Killiney Community Hall. The Hall sits on RDCO property, but the hall is owned by the Communities Association.

CARSON/FINDLATER
THAT the Regional Board approve entering into the 'Killiney Community Hall Operational Funding Agreement with the North Westside Communities Association for a renewed term of three (3) years (2015-2017).

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon June 12, 2014 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Joe Rich Community Hall Agreement

The Regional Board has approved a new five year Operating Agreement with the Joe Rich Ratepayers and Tenants Society for the Joe Rich Community Hall. The renewed agreement will continue to see the Society scheduling all activities and use of the hall and will be responsible for all operations and maintenance of the facility, including major capital requirements. The Regional District will provide the Society with a monthly facility management fee, which includes an annual increase of one per cent in recognition of increasing operating costs. The previous agreement expired in August 2011 and has continued on a monthly basis while the new agreement was negotiated.

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6. PARKS SERVICES

6.1 Joe Rich Community Hall Operating Agreement (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated May 23, 2014 outlined the renewal operating agreement for the Joe Rich Community Hall for a further five year term ending December 2018.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board approve renewing the Joe Rich Community Hall Operating Agreement with the Joe Rich Ratepayers and Tenants Society for a term of five (5) years, commencing upon the date of execution of the agreement and terminating on the 31st day of December 2018.

CARRIED Unanimously

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.pdf icon May 26, 2014 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Energy Efficient Ellison Facilities

The Regional Board has approved a project that will see improved energy efficiency by converting two Ellison facilities to natural gas from propane. The natural gas line is being extended to the area of the Ellison Heritage School Community Hall and Ellison fire hall along Old Vernon Road. Switching to natural gas furnaces and water heaters in each building will reduce energy costs and result in lower greenhouse gas emissions. The project is expected to cost $26,760 and will be covered through the Federal Community Works – Gas Tax Fund.

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Item 7.2 Update Regarding Bill 17.

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To seek approval from the Board to allow funding through the Community Works - Gas Tax Fund, to facilitate the attached project proposal for the conversion and retrofit of the Ellison Fire Hall and Ellison Community Hall from propane to natural gas.

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8. NEW BUSINESS

8.1 Community Works Funding - Proposal for Energy Efficiencies for the Ellison Fire Hall and Ellison Community Hall (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated May 20, 2014 outlined the energy efficient improvements proposed for the Ellison Fire Hall and the Ellison Community Hall converting the fuel source for the facilities from propane to natural gas. The Community Works
Funding is in place for Electoral Area East and as this project qualifies for the use of the funds and the RDCO's commitment on the Climate Action Plan power smart objectives, Board approval is required to proceed. The anticipated budget for the improvements is $26,760.

HANSON/EDGSON
THAT the Regional Board authorize staff to proceed with the required project request as identified in the May 14, 2014 Proposal for Energy Efficiencies utilizing Community Works Fund - Gas Tax Funding for 2014 for the Ellison Fire Hall and Ellison Community Hall.

CARRIED Unanimously

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Killiney Hall funds set
by Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star - Dec 2, 2011

A new funding formula for the Killiney Beach Community Hall has been given the green light.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has adopted a bylaw that will see North Westside Road residents fund operations and maintenance of the hall at an annual cost not to exceed five cents per $1,000 of the assessed value of land and improvements.

“For an average property valued at $446,000 this year, the annual cost to fund the hall would be $14.49,” said Bruce Smith, communications co-ordinator, of the board’s decision following the Nov. 19 referendum. “Of the 291 votes cast within the service area, 177 people voted in favour while 114 voted against,” said Smith.

The hall will continue to be owned by the North Westside Communities Association.

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.pdf icon September 12, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report

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126 - Killiney Beach Community Hall

An operational and capital funding agreement was approved by the RDCO Board on May 28, 2012. Agreement implemented for a two year term between RDCO and North Westside Communities Association (NWCA). Contract is for RDCO to provide funds to support the operation of the facility. 2013 Operations and Capital funding of $10,460 and $7,350 respectively have been paid in full to the NWCA. Completion of new property tenancy agreement for Community Hall deferred until quarter three of 2013.

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6. Finance & Administrative Services

6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report - Year-to-date June 30, 2013

The quarterly measures report, year-to-date June 30, 2013, Executive Summary was presented for information. Staff highlighted areas of note including:
• At the end of June budgets are on track. Budget revision will come forward in regards to capital costs.
• Restructuring of staff has occurred - existing and new staff.
• Trepanier Fire - paid on call reimbursement has been received from Ministry of Forests. Surplus has been reflected in revenues. The past practice is to top up paid on call wages to $30 for incident and budget remainder into reserves. Reimbursement is reflective of what other fire departments are paid for response. The question was raised whether it sets a precedent to reimburse paid-on-call at this rate? The question was raised whether the Board need to approve a policy change or is this administrative in nature? Staff noted this is within the existing budget. Need to be consistent across other communities, staff to confirm that it is consistent in the region.

OPHUS/ZIMMERMANN
THAT staff provide a report to the Board on the policy for reimbursement of paid on call emergency response for fires such as the Trepanier Fire, confirming the practice for reimbursement is consistent in the region.

CARRIED

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• June Springs and Lakeshore Road - RDCO no longer issuing burn permits.
It was unclear as to why burning permits would no longer be issued to property owners in June Springs and Lakeshore Road as they are within the RDCO boundaries. There is an agreement for the City of Kelowna Fire Department to respond to fires in these two areas.

HANSON/EDGSON
THAT staff confirm whether burning permits are being issued to property owners in June Springs and Lakeshore Fire District areas.

CARRIED

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Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Item 7.1 2012 - 2016 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1314, 2012

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7. FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

7.1 2012-2016 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1314,2012, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Staff provided an overview to the Board on the budget amendments required for the 2012 Financial Plan, including:
- Trepanier Bench transfer from Community Works Fund Gas Tax Reserve
- Wastewater Treatment Plant - amendment covers HST which is not recoverable, and administrative costs, capital costs which was missed in the initial budget. Biosolids work moved forward. DCC costs less than anticipated.
-Killiney Community Hall - RDCO does not own the hall so cannot include capital costs - transfer to the contractor for capital (housekeeping)
- Regional Parks/Westside Parks - total projects not changed, funds moved to other projects - Board approval has previously been given to the projects

CONDON/BASRAN
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan 2012-2016 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1314,2012 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 8th day of November 2012.

CARRIED

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Feds step up for Lake Country centre
Castanet.net - by Wayne Moore - Story: 93872 - Jun 19, 2013

The federal government will pour $21,000 into upgrading the Lake Country Community Centre.

The announcement was made Wednesday morning by Kelowna-Lake Country MP, Ron Cannan.

The funds, from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, will support the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs efforts to upgrade the Community Centre.

"Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is very thankful to receive funding from the Government of Canada for the Lake Country Community Centre project," says CEO, Craig Monley.

"The safety improvements and new teaching kitchen will greatly enhance our facility and allow both youth and members of the community to learn important life skills they can carry with them into the future."

The money will help enable the club to make improvements that will enhance safety by re-leveling the exterior walkway and drainage as well as fund the teaching kitchen.

"I appreciate the excellent services that the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club provides to our community. By improving facilities such as this, we are helping to boost economic activity while improving local infrastructure," says Cannan.

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.pdf icon November 8, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.2 Green Heat Initiative - Biomass Heating Potential (For Killiney Beach Hall)

.pdf icon Item 6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report

.pdf icon Item 6.2 Briefing On 2013 - 2017 Financial Plan


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5.2 David Dubois, Project Coordinator, Green Heat Initiative (SIBAC-Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition) re: Biomass Heating Potential

At the request of the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition, Director Edgson being the Board's delegate to the committee, the project coordinator David Dubois for the Green Heat Initiative, provided an update on the potential for biomass heating. Funding and services are potentially available for local governments to implement biomass heating systems in local government buildings. As part of SIBAC funding, Dubois is available to travel to communities to provide information on green heat.
Staff report dated October 23rd noted that there are currently no regional district buildings that would clearly benefit by switching to biomass heating, however the information is presented for the Committee's information.

Dubois noted that the system is highly sophisticated requiring little manpower to operate. A consistent, sustainable fuel supply is always the challenge with a system. This type of system requires a very small piece of the 'overall puzzle' in
the amount of debris available. In the Central Okanagan there is a large demand for clean construction waste, ogogrow operations and Tolko go-generation. Under certain circumstances this type of heat source makes sense where transportation
costs are low and where gas is not available.

RDCO staff highlighted what is going on the region regarding biomass heating.

There is no obvious building in the regional district to move to a wood waste heat source. The question was raised about the region's community halls ie: Joe Rich.
Staff noted that a brand new air source heat pump has recently been installed in Joe Rich. The North Westside community hall is considering upgrades but they can choose whatever system they wish-the hall does not belong to the Regional District.

It was felt that a system like this should be paid by the users not taxpayers in general. If there is nothing in our current capital plan for upgrades why would any time be spent considering a system? If an upgrade to a system is being considered in the future staff may consider if a system such as this is feasible.

#GS78/12 EDGSON/HANSON
THAT the presentation by David Dubois, project coordinator for Green Heat Initiative, and the staff report dated October 23, 2012 on biomass heating information be received for information and referred to staff and should there be any opportunity in the future to consider this heat initiative that staff contact David Dubois directly for further information.

CARRIED

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6. Finance & Administrative Services

6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report (Year-to-Date - September 30, 2012)
Staff report dated November 1, 2012 outlined the program measures report year to- date September 30, 2012. Staff highlighted the executive summary comments.

- Corporate Services
o Recruitment process for new CAO has begun

- Waste Reduction
o Launch of paper reduction program
o Commercial waste quantities reduced by 2.8%
o Curbside collection radio frequency identification system
  • 1331 non-compliant customers identified and contacted, only 52 reoffenders
o Recycling - market downturn, budget effect

- Environmental Services
o Falcon Ridge Water - exploratory drilling for a new well
o Trepanier Bench Water - fire effects - 110 risk evident
o Leak Detection program for Westshore Water resulted in 43% reduction, and at Killiney Beach 20% of m3 pumped
o RDCO lift stations/collector systems - all pumps being investigated for deterioration
o Killiney Beach Water - reduction to scope of upgrade
o Reduced clerical staff by 0.5 FTE
o WWTP - Stage 3 design work completed.

- Information Systems
o MOU Lake Country has yet to sign the agreement. Concern regarding 2013 impact to partners if Lake Country does not sign on.

- Development Services
o School site acquisition
o Inspection Services - staff reduction
o Dog Control- review report received in October. Implementation plan will be coming forward for Board consideration.
o Noxious insect control - low complaint numbers.

- Protective Services
o Trepanier Fire
o Black Mountain grass fire
o Wilsons Land Volunteer Fire Department - volunteer fire chief leaving

- Regional Rescue
o 4 total EOC activations, 27 ESS activations
o Operation exercise - Sept 13
o Review of service is under way

- Parks Services
o Parkland acquisitions - 3 properties closed
o Mission Creek - upgrade to playground
o Trepanier Creek Greenway fire
o Bear closures
o Interpretation programs 8% increase in participants

- Crime Stoppers
o Vehicle donated to the program
o Sponsorship packages being developed
o Tips provided lead to info on two major homicides

- EDC
o Recruitment of United Airlines flights into Kelowna
o Export development - increased interest from China

- Purchasing
With the hiring of a purchasing manager, total quantifiable savings to date are $201,902, including risk reduction to RDCO, time savings for managers and staff and stronger contracts.
It was noted that the full report is in the Board's Reader file.

Discussion
-It was noted that West Kelowna is interested in receiving further information on the RFID program and staff will update Council in the future.
-West Kelowna will look at trunk lines in the near future. It's a low priority for them.
-School site acquisition - approved by the Province, developers will be required to pay a fee in the future.
-Information provided to Kelowna for review of boundary extension.
-What are the financial implications of reduced recycling and reduced income is there a way to offset costs? Staff is focusing on reduction programs (paper free program) paying less processing costs when it ends up in the recycling bins - it's the only thing that can be done to offset costs. Material is not being returned to the landfill. There is no shutdown for recyclables. The material that is recycled here is sent to relatively local markets (not China) plastics go to the Lower Mainland, paper to Washington. We can stockpile if required but there is no ability for reduced transportation costs as we use local markets. Where does the money go for electronics? The Electronics Stewardship of BC - they run the program, collecting, marketing, hauling, processing and they fund depot operations.

BAKER/EDGSON
THAT the Quarterly Program Measures report year-to-date September 30, 2012 be received for information.

CARRIED

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6.2 Briefing on 2013-2017 Financial Plan & Overview of the Process

Staff report dated October 30, 2012 outlined general impacts to consider during the 2013-2017 Financial Plan discussions. Full reporting will be completed through the budgeting process beginning in February. General impacts for 2013 were highlighted as a heads-up for the budgeting process.

BAKER/CONDON
THAT the 2013-2017 Financial Plan overview be received for information.

CARRIED

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Killiney deal signed
By Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star - June 03, 2012

The Regional Board of Central Okanagan board has approved entering into an agreement with the North Westside Communities Association for the Killiney Beach Community Hall.

During a referendum in November, a majority of North Westside Road voters agreed to provide funding each year towards the operational, maintenance and capital needs of the facility on Udell Road.

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.pdf icon May 28, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Killiney Community Hall Funding Agreement

The Regional Board has approved entering into an agreement with the North Westside Communities Association for annual funding of the operation, maintenance and capital expenditures for the Killiney Beach Community Hall. The agreement is in light of the successful referendum held last November in which qualified voters approved formation of the Killiney Beach Community Hall Service Area to provide funds each year toward the operational needs of the facility.

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9.2 Killiney Community Hall Annual Operational Funding Agreement North Westside Communities Association (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated May 20, 2012 outlined the proposed operational and capital funding agreement between the RDCO and the North Westside Communities Association for the purpose of funding the operation, maintenance and capital expenditure for the Killiney Community Hall. The referendum for the proposal was held and approved in November 2011 (RDCO Bylaw No. 1294). The agreement will terminate in December 2014, and will be subject to a negotiated extension following that period.

EDGSON/GIVEN
THAT the Regional Board approve entering into the Killiney Community Hall Annual Operational Funding Agreement with the North Westside Communities Association.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon February 17, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 1 Budget Presentation.pdf

.pdf icon Item 1a Budget Piechart.pdf

.pdf icon Item 1b Budget Summaries.pdf

.pdf icon Item 1c Tax Requisitions and Rates.pdf

.pdf icon Item 2 Financial Plan Contents.pdf

.pdf icon Item 2a Environmental Services - Engineering.pdf

.pdf icon Item 2b Environmental Services - Waste Management.pdf

.pdf icon Item 3a Development Services - Planning.pdf

.pdf icon Item 3b Development Services - Protection Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 3c Development Services - Inspection Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 4 Parks Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 5 Finance and Administration.pdf

.pdf icon Item 6 Corporate Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 6a Corporate Services - Policing Liaison Services.pdf

.pdf icon Item 7 Economic Development Commission.pdf

.pdf icon Item 8 Regional Board.pdf

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Killiney Hall funds set
by Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star - Dec 2, 2011

A new funding formula for the Killiney Beach Community Hall has been given the green light.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has adopted a bylaw that will see North Westside Road residents fund operations and maintenance of the hall at an annual cost not to exceed five cents per $1,000 of the assessed value of land and improvements.

“For an average property valued at $446,000 this year, the annual cost to fund the hall would be $14.49,” said Bruce Smith, communications co-ordinator, of the board’s decision following the Nov. 19 referendum. “Of the 291 votes cast within the service area, 177 people voted in favour while 114 voted against,” said Smith.

The hall will continue to be owned by the North Westside Communities Association.

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.pdf icon November 28, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Killiney Community Hall Service Area

The Regional Board has received the results of the recent referendum question seeking support to establish a service area to fund the operation and maintenance of the Killiney Beach Community Hall.

Of the 291 votes cast within the proposed service area, 177 people voted in favour while 114 voted against. In consideration of the referendum result, the Regional Board has now adopted Bylaw No. 1294 which establishes the service area to fund the hall at an annual cost not to exceed five cents per $1,000 of the assessed value of land and improvements. For an average property valued at $446,000 this year, the annual cost to fund the hall would be $14.49.

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.pdf icon Item 7.2 Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1294.pdf

.pdf icon Item 11.2 Declaration of Election Results.pdf

Agenda No: 11.2
Mtg Date: Nov 28, 2011

TO: Regional Board
DATE: November 23,2011
FROM: Mary Jane Drouin
Chief Election Officer
SUBJECT: Utility Acquisition Policy

Regional Board Report
The Local General Election was concluded on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Advance polls were held on Wednesday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

The official results for the following are attached:
• Regional District of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area - Jim Edgson, elected
• Regional District of Central Okanagan East Electoral Area - Patty Hanson, elected
• School District No. 23, Zone 1 School Trustee (RDCO & District of Lake Country) Deborah Butler, acclaimed
• School District No. 23, Zone 11 School Trustee (RDCO & District of Peachland) - Moyra Baxter, elected.
• Referendum - RDCO Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw - Yes -177 votes, No 114 votes.

This is for your information.

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7.2 Regional District of Central Okanagan Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1294, Adoption (Unweighted Vote - All Directors)

A referendum for the Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw was held November 19, 2011. 291 electors voted, the results were: 177 - Yes, 114 - No. Any works required to the hall will be budgeted in 2012.

EDGSON/FIELDING
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1294, 2011 be adopted this 28th day of November 2011.

CARRIED

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Renos at Lakeview Heights hall
Castanet.net - by Contributed - Story: 67481 - Nov 19, 2011

Upgrades to Lakeview Heights Community Hall are underway and the District of West Kelowna is required to close the building for approximately three months. The municipality opted to complete improvements in fall and winter months to ensure the least impact to user groups.

Renovations involve:
• Safely removing and disposing of asbestos;
• Removing existing wall and roof on the main hall
• Constructing new walls, and truss roof to meet current BC Building Code requirements;
• Installing a new heating, air conditioning and ventilation unit in the upper hall and a new furnace in the lower level
• Building an improved accessibility ramp and balcony; and,
• Replacing existing light fixtures, windows and doors with new energy efficient units.

The total project cost is approximately $280,000.

The renovations will ensure the community can continue to use the facility for another 20 years or more. Lakeview Heights Community Hall has been located in Anders Park since 1958. Renovations were last completed in 2003.

The District of West Kelowna will also be required to close the playground and outdoor washrooms, located adjacent to the hall, to accommodate construction. Nearby tennis courts will remain open.

While upgrades are underway on the community hall, the District of West Kelowna will also make improvements to the adjacent sports box at a cost of $35,000.

Upgrades will include resurfacing, the addition of pickle ball courts and reconfiguration of the road hockey box/basketball court.

The facility will remain closed until early spring, when resurfacing can occur.

The District of West Kelowna would like to thank the public for their patience during construction.

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 10.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report.pdf

143 - Westside Community Parks (Page 109): Consultants and contractors have been hired and regulatory requirements are near completion for the Bear Creek Boat Launch. While waiting the Environmental Development Permit, contracts have been finalized and works are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter for the pier &wharf salvage, boat launch demolition and site restoration. Killiney Beach Community Park Safe Harbour demolition is complete and the Swim Area Markers are installed.

The Board has given three readings to a proposed bylaw that would establish a service area to fund the operation and capital
requirements ofthe Killiney Beach Community Hall. C.O.W. Electoral Area potential service area voters will be asked if in favour of the bylaw during the November 19th election. Parks worked with the North Westside Communities Association on the new bylaw in preparation of the referendum. Boat launch upgrades at Fintry Delta Community Park Boat Launch are finished. Installation of a Comfort Station at Westshore Estates Community Park is complete.

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

10. Finance & Administrative Services

10.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report - Year-to-date - September 30, 2011

Staff report dated November 2nd outlined an executive summary highlights for the year quarterly program measures report to September 30, 2011. Staff verbally reviewed some of the highlights noting that an amendment to the financial plan bylaw is forthcoming.

OPHUS/EDGSON
THAT the Quarterly Program Measures Report, year-to-date September 30,2011 be received.

CARRIED

It was noted that construction is underway on the Okanagan Safe Harbour and that Lake Country has expressed concern that it will not function in the same way as previous and questioned whether this was a budget issue. Staff noted that the
RDCO is working on refurbishment of safe harbor in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment (MOE) approvals. MOE has identified fisheries habitat in and around the safe harbor and this has elevated concern around the criteria for refurbishment in the area.

There will be impacts from southerly waves as batterboards are no longer in place and cannot be added due to Ministry approvals. Staff continue to work with the MOE regarding the height of the courtesy dock-- under the large lake protocol
docks cannot be floating which means the dock will not function well in low water.
The MOE has agreed to lower the dock slightly and staff will continue to work with MOE to seek approval to drop the dock level-the best may be at high water level.

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November 19, 2011 Killiney Beach Hall Tax Referendum Notice

Killiney Beach Hall Tax Referendum will be on the same day you vote to elect your (hopefully new) Regional Director :)

November 19, 2011 Killiney Beach Hall Tax Referendum Notice

Fire Hall / Killiney Beach Community Hall agreement

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The NWCA want to "rebuild the kitchen $10,000" and replace the community hall roof only to be destroyed in 20 years in the year 2027????

Background
The North Westside Road Communities Association leased the land and constructed the Killiney Beach Community Hall in the 1970's. Since that time the community has operated the building and completed all repairs and maintenance as required. The operation and maintenance has been funded through hall rentals, fundraising activities and regular requests for grant-in-aid contributions from the Regional District.

The community has now requested the establishment of a local service area to provide a more secure source of funding, allowing them to continue the current operation and maintenance in addition to building a reserve fund for upcoming major maintenance items such the replacement of the kitchen and the community hall roof.

http://www.regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/agnd/2007 Agendas/07_07_09/Regular Meeting/Item 8.1 Killiney Beach Community Hall Service Area.pdf

 

NWCA newsletter $2,200
Rec/Exercise Programs 1,200
Children's Programs $1,000
Bus Shelters / Notice $1,000
Library $1,000
Septic $750

Now why would the NWCA local newsletter be a hall expense??  Shouldn't that be the Associations expense?
Why are bus shelters a hall expense?
Do you consider children's programs and Recreation/Exercise expense a hall expense?
Should library books be considered a hall expense?
Should the website be considered a hall expense or an association expense?

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Did you get these 4 pages of information about the Killiney Beach Hall expenses and the proposal to tax your property in your mailbox on or about October 17, 2011

Public Information Meeting Thursday, November 3, 2011
at Killiney Beach Community Hall

page 1 of 4 - Killiney Beach Hall expenses and the proposal to tax your property
click each of the 4 pages to read a larger copy

page 2 of 4 - Killiney Beach Hall expenses and the proposal to tax your property
We are concerned about being charged a property tax for a Hall we don't own!

page 3 of 4 - Killiney Beach Hall expenses and the proposal to tax your property

page 4 of 4 - Killiney Beach Hall expenses and the proposal to tax your property

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PDF file icon RDCO Highlights Feb. 12, 2007

PDF file icon RDCO Agenda Feb. 12, 2007 - Item 9.3 North Westside Fire Hall Expansion.pdf

PDF file icon RDCO Minutes Feb. 12, 2007

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More about the Shorts Creek Fire Hall
To conclude his presentation, Wayne advised that the Department is looking to complete the existing 5 year plan, which is the building, tender and snuffer and to hold a referendum. The Department would also like to implement the 25 year plan to replace truck for the 2nd pumper in 2015 and replacement of the Killiney Beach Hall in 2027 @ $300,000.

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"We can't get any reserve funds to handle things in the future such as a possible extension of the hall for a sports complex."

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DWK Council highlights
by Castanet Staff - Story: 64443 - Sep 9, 2011

The following are highlights of the District of West Kelowna Council meeting held Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

Lakeview Heights Community Hall Renovations - Council agreed to proceed with $260,314 in renovations to the Lakeview Heights Community Hall at 860 Anders Road. The renovation will consist of demolition and reconstruction of the second floor walls and roof of the main hall, removal of hazardous materials and access to the facility for persons with disabilities. The District hired a structural engineer to complete a structural analysis of the building to determine the condition of the hall and any costs associated with upgrading the facility. The recently-completed Lakeview Heights Community Hall Management Plan recommended that the hall be upgraded to ensure it maintains its current function for the next 10 years. The analysis determined the original roof structure and exterior wall system on the second floor requires repairs. The facility is slated to close October 3 for renovations, but there is to be flexibility to accommodate user groups. The District’s Recreation Department will work with displaced user groups to find appropriate temporary accommodations.

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North Westside Communities Association Minutes July 2011

*Note* this is only a snippet, click link below for entire contents

Page 2 of 3
MOTION FROM THE FLOOR: That the NWCA Board continue to pursue the referendum Option #2 with the Regional District to ensure ongoing, sustainable funding for the Killiney Beach Community Hall.
MOVED: Bill McCarthy
SECONDED: Audrey Turcotte
CARRIED

7. DRAFT CONSTITUTION
Secretary, Marsali MacIver presented via PowerPoint, the proposed changes and updates recommended for the Constitution and Bylaws of the NWCA as presented by the Ad Hoc Constitution Review Committee that was struck by the Board in 2009 and adopted by the Board in 2011.

Page 3 of 3
MOTION FROM THE FLOOR: That the 5.2 (Finances) be amended to change the spending limit of $1000 changed to $3000 and that the approval of Members etc. be changed to read “by the Board of Directors at a regular meeting”.
1.1. The revised clause should then read:
“Capital or operating expenses in excess of Three Thousand Dollars ($3000.00) per complete project must be approved by the Board of Directors at a regular meeting.”
MOVED: Igo Pielecki
SECONDED: Cadi Arndt
CARRIED

MOTION: That the Constitution and Bylaws of the North Westside Communities Association be adopted as revised.
MOVED: Marsali MacIver
SECONDED: Dietrich Goldammer
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

NWCAOnline Minutes July AGM (DRAFT Minutes)

Killiney Hall funds set
by Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star - Dec 2, 2011

A new funding formula for the Killiney Beach Community Hall has been given the green light.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has adopted a bylaw that will see North Westside Road residents fund operations and maintenance of the hall at an annual cost not to exceed five cents per $1,000 of the assessed value of land and improvements.

“For an average property valued at $446,000 this year, the annual cost to fund the hall would be $14.49,” said Bruce Smith, communications co-ordinator, of the board’s decision following the Nov. 19 referendum. “Of the 291 votes cast within the service area, 177 people voted in favour while 114 voted against,” said Smith.

The hall will continue to be owned by the North Westside Communities Association.

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.pdf icon August 11, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Highlights

Killiney Community Hall Referendum

The Regional Board has approved a referendum question and given three readings to a proposed bylaw that will be considered by some Central Okanagan West Electoral Area voters during the Local Government Election, Saturday, November 19th. If approved, the bylaw would establish a service area to fund the operation and capital requirements of the Killiney Beach Community Hall. The North Westside Communities Association has asked the Regional Board to authorize putting the referendum on the ballot.

During the election this fall, qualified voters within the service area will be asked:

“Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Okanagan adopting Bylaw No. 1294 to establish a service area within a portion of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area to operate and maintain the Killiney Community Hall, at an annual cost not to exceed $0.05 per $1,000 of assessed value of land and improvements on properties within the service area”

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$400,000 assessment x $00.05 = $20.00 per year

There were 2,136 parcels within the North Westside Fire Service Area contributing to the fire department a June 25, 2008 RDCO email said.

2,136 parcels x $20.00 = $42,720

.pdf icon August 11, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

5.1 RDCO Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1294, 2011, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Approval of Referendum Question (All Directors-Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated August 3, 2011 outlined a proposed bylaw to establish a service area within a portion of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area for the purpose of operation, maintenance and capital expenditure of the community hall located at the Killiney Community Hall site. The North Westside Community Association has requested the Regional District consider the
service area. Should the bylaw be supported a referendum would be held in November.

EDGSON/HODGE
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1294,2011 be given first, second and third readings this 11th day of August 2011;

AND FURTHER THAT the question on the referendum ballot read:
"Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Okanagan adopted Bylaw No. 1294 to establish a service area within a portion of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area to operate and maintain the Killiney Community Hall, at an annual cost not to exceed $0.05 per $1000 of assessed value of land and improvements on properties within the service area?"

CARRIED

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.pdf icon July 25, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Highlights

There was nothing mentioned in the Highlights about Killiney Beach Hall proposed property tax.

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.pdf icon This was a director item so there was nothing mentioned in the Agenda about Killiney Beach Hall proposed tax

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12. OTHER BUSINESS

12.1 Director Items

a) North Westside Community Association - Director Edgson noted that it is anticipated to hold a referendum in November for the Killiney Community Hall function. A bylaw for a new service area will be coming forward shortly.

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Westside residents may head to the polls for community hall
Vernon Morning Star - By Richard Rolke - July 17, 2011

There’s interest among some North Westside residents to hike taxes for their community hall.

A meeting was held Wednesday to discuss the North Westside Communities Association’s proposal for a referendum on a tax designated for maintenance and capital needs at the Udell Road hall.

“We wanted to get feedback from residents and where they want to go with this,” said Marsali MacIver, association president.

Based on the meeting, the association has asked the Regional District of Central Okanagan to initiate the process for a referendum this November.

“The regional district has staff working on what needs to go to Victoria,” said MacIver of the provincial legislative process required to establish referendums.

The association has suggested that a specific tax is necessary to ensure there are sufficient financial resources to maintain the hall and prepare for any long-term capital needs.

Presently, operating funds come from association membership dues.

If the levy were to proceed, a rate has not been determined yet.

“We have sent the regional district a budget on the last three years’ expenses and revenues and they will look at what it takes to adequately run the hall,” said MacIver.

“We don’t want it to be an onerous burden on taxpayers.”

Jim Edgson, RDCO director for the North Westside, believes Wednesday’s meeting indicated that there’s at least public support for taking the tax to referendum.

“People are more than just open to the concept,” he said.

“There was some frank and open discussion. It was a very vital discussion.”

However, Edgson admits that there are a number of legislative steps that must occur if there is to be a referendum in November.

“What’s proposed is a draft and there’s still a lot of work to do. There are timelines we have to do,” he said.

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Westside debates tax for hall
Vernon Morning Star - By Richard Rolke - July 10, 2011

North Westside Road residents could see taxes climb to support a community asset.

The North Westside Communities Association is proposing a November referendum on a service area tax, with funds going to maintenance and capital needs at the community hall on Udell Road.

“At this point, we are just having general discussions about the proposal,” said president Val Trevis.

The concept will be discussed at the association’s annual general meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the hall.

Based on the tone of that discussion, the association may decide to ask the Regional District of Central Okanagan to proceed with a referendum.

The hall is owned and operated by the association.

“Funding for the hall comes solely from memberships in the association, rentals and the occasional grants-in-aid (from RDCO),” said Trevis.

“If it’s just based on membership, eventually we could run out of money.”

Trevis says the service area tax would provide sufficient resources to operate the hall while also planning for future capital demands.

“We want to maintain ownership and operation within the community but with a different funding model.”

A possible tax rate has not been established yet.

“We want it to be as low as possible,” said Trevis.

“We want to cap it per household so everyone pays the same.”

RDCO staff and director Jim Edgson will be at Wednesday’s meeting to determine if there is sufficient public interest to proceed with a referendum.

“I encourage people to come out and say which way things should go,” said Edgson, who is not taking a firm position on a new tax or retaining the status quo.

“I understand where they (association) are coming from but I want a referendum to determine if the public is willing to support the hall through a new tax.”

The hall is the only community space in the North Westside Road area, which covers an area from Westshore Estates to La Casa.

“Our hall is used well. We have a full schedule,” said Trevis.

How about user fees.  Some people hardly use the Hall and then some use the Hall all the time.

okanaganlakebc.ca believes a user fee would be more appropriate.

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The North Westside Communities Association regularly receive ongoing grants-in-aid for maintenance and operation of the Killiney Beach Hall and Library, and approx. Feb 16, 2004 as the Westside Issues Committee Meeting Minutes Feb 16, 2004 explain, the North Westside Communities Association raised the North Westside Ratepayers Association Killiney Beach Hall's rental rates.  The North Westside Ratepayers Association started and ran the Sugar Loaf transfer station from 1995-2007.  The North Westside Ratepayers Association requested an ongoing grant-in-aid from the Regional District of Central Okanagan to assist in the increase in rent of the Killiney Beach Hall by the North Westside Communities Association, but were turned down. The Westside Issues Committee states in their minutes of the meeting Feb 16, 2004 "be advised that grants-in-aid are not considered on an ongoing basis."

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Central Okanagan West (Parks in Central Okanagan West)
Review options for Killiney Beach Community Hall and continue to support North Westside Communities Association in the operation of the hall.

Source RDCO Annual Report 2007 pg 15 at bottom of page or pg 17 Acrobat Reader

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Alternative Approval Process Result - November 19, 2007
The Regional Board has received the result of the recent Alternative Approval Process for a proposed bylaw to fund the operation and maintenance of the Killiney Beach Recreation Building. A total of 363 electors returned response forms, which is greater than the minimum ten per cent of signatures required and prevents the Board from proceeding with the bylaw without first holding a referendum to seek elector approval. Regional District staff will review the options with the Electoral Area Director.

www.regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/rpts//2007/07_11_19brdrpt.pdf

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August 20, 2007 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Agenda

PDF file icon Item 8.1 Killiney Beach Service Area Bylaw.pdf

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Killiney Beach Hall proposed local service area.
Killiney Beach BC (North Westside Communities Association) Hall tax proposed Service Area

Westshore Estates to La Casa along Westside Road, including Killiney Beach, Estamont Beach, Ewings Landing, Valley of the Sun, Fintry Delta, and Upper Fintry BC.

 

Killiney Beach Hall District Lot Map
Killiney Beach BC (North Westside Communities Association) Hall tax District Lot Map

August 20, 2007 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Minutes

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Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting– August 20, 2007

Elector Assent Sought On North Westside

The Regional Board has approved the use of the Alternative Approval Process to gain elector assent for establishing a Service Area to provide an annual grant to the North Westside Communities Association for the operation and maintenance of the Killiney Beach Community Hall, adjacent library and supporting lands. The proposed grant would be raised through a tax requisition of five cents per $1,000 assessed value for properties within the North Westside Road Fire Protection District. Elector Response Forms will be available from 8:00 am Monday, September 24th to 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 31st. At least 10% of the estimated 2,099 eligible electors must sign and return forms to require the Regional Board to hold a referendum before adopting the necessary bylaws establishing the new Service Area.

Agenda and Minutes

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Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting – July 9, 2007

Killiney Beach Community Hall Funding

The Regional Board has agreed to utilize the Alternative Approval Process to determine elector approval for establishing a tax requisition grant to assist in funding the Killiney Beach Community Hall.
At the request of the North Westside Communities Association, electors within the North Westside Road Fire Protection Service Area, will be asked whether they approve a five cent per $1,000 assessed value grant for the operation and maintenance of the Community Hall. The funds raised would also be used to establish a reserve fund for future maintenance. Elector Response Forms will be available at a future date. At least ten per cent of electors in the Proposed Grant Bylaw Service Area would have to sign and return forms to require the Regional Board to hold a referendum before passing the necessary bylaws. If the tax requisition is approved, the lease agreement with the Association would be amended to include the grant subsidy.

Agenda and Minutes

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July 7, 2008 Regional Board Report  From Park Advisory Committee (June 21/07)
July 3, 2007
Killiney Beach Community Hall Service Area

Draft 5 year Budget
2008 Newsletter $1,800

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Minutes of the REGULAR BOARD MEETING of the Regional District of Central Okanagan held at Regional District Offices, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C. on Monday, July 9, 2007

8. PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

8.1 Killiney Beach Community Hall Service Area (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Parks and Recreation Services report dated July 3rd outlined the request of the North Westside Communities Association for establishing a local service area for the operation and maintenance of a lease for the Killiney Beach Community Hall.

#292/07 SHEPHERD/NOVAKOWSKI

THAT the Regional Board approve establishing a local service area to provide a grant to the North Westside Communities Association for the operation and maintenance of the lease area as outlined in the year 2000 agreement for the Killiney Beach Community Hall, the adjacent community library, and supporting lands;

AND THAT the service area follow the existing boundary of the North Westside Road Fire Protection Service Area;

AND FURTHER THAT the Regional District of Central Okanagan Killiney Beach Community Hall Service Area Grant establishing bylaw be prepared and forwarded to the Regional Board for consideration;

AND FURTHER THAT the Regional District seeks the approval of the electors for a tax requisition of $.05 per $1000 assessed value for an annual grant to the North Westside Communities Association through an Alternative Approval Process;

AND FURTHER THAT the lease agreement with the North Westside Communities Association be amended to include the grant subsidy if the tax requisition is approved by the electors.

CARRIED

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Westside Issues Committee Meeting Minutes, January 8, 2007 (Pg. 1-2)
North Westside Communities Association Issues
Killiney Beach Community Hall
The Communities Association requested consideration to a bylaw which would provide an annual levy for the purpose of maintenance, upkeep and improvements to the Killiney Beach community Hall.
Novakowski/Knowles, that:
Staff work with the North Westside Communities Association to explore a possible service to address maintenance and improvement needs to the Killiney Beach Community Hall including budgets, reserve funds and assent process.
CARRIED

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Attention!!  Alert!!!  Whatever you want to call it!!!

Jim Edgson (running for Central Okanagan West director and elected Nov 07 as COW director) is a strong supporter and continuous member of the local Communities Association since 1976 as stated in his election flyer.

It states in the local Vernon Morning Star newspaper of Sunday October 21, 2007 page A12 at the link below.

Pospolita (who is the president of the NWCA) continues to defend the idea of directing property taxes towards the hall because it serves the broad needs of the community.

"We can't get any reserve funds to handle things in the future such as a possible extension of the hall for a sports complex."

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Killiney Beach Hall property tax issue in limbo
article from the Vernon Morning Star
by Richard Rolke
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Killiney Beach Hall and Library property tax in limbo article by Vernon Morning Star Nov 25, 2007
"I want a reading from the Community," said Edgson.  Others questioned the need for tax dollars to go into the hall when residents had previously donated money when required.  Edgson believes it is time for all residents in the community to be involved.  "I want to make sure there is community support for what they want to do," he said.

Killiney issue in limbo
By Richard Rolke

The fate of funding for a community hall will rest with North Westside residents.

The Central Okanagan Regional District has abandoned attempts to fund the operation and maintenance of the Killiney Beach Community Hall after 363 names were collected on an alternate approval process. Only 210 were required under legislation to stop CORD’s actions.

As a result, Jim Edgson, who was recently elected electoral area director, has thrown the issue back to residents.

“I have had some discussions with the North Westside Communities Association board and I want them to lay out a plan for what they want to do,” he said.

“They are the owners of the hall so it is up to them to come up with options.”

And he insists that the association hold at least two public input sessions before presenting any options to CORD.

“I want a reading from the community,” said Edgson.

The association had asked the regional district to pursue funding for operations and maintenance, but many residents believed the alternate approval process was democratic and the matter should have gone to a referendum.

Others questioned the need for tax dollars to go into the hall when residents had previously donated money when required.

Edgson believes it is time for all residents in the community to be involved.

“I want to make sure there is community support for what they want to do,” he said.

Source Vernon Morning Star
November 25, 2007

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Re: Alternative Approval Process Not Approved
North Westside Process comes to an end article from the Vernon Morning Star october 31, 2007 page A13
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"North Westside process comes to an end"
Article from the Vernon Morning Star
October 31, 2007 page A13

 

Alternative Approval Process Result - The Regional Board has received the result of the recent Alternative Approval Process for a proposed bylaw to fund the operation and maintenance of the Killiney Beach Recreation Building. A total of 363 electors returned response forms, which is greater than the minimum ten per cent of signatures required and prevents the Board from proceeding with the bylaw without first holding a referendum to seek elector approval. Regional District staff will review the options with the Electoral Area Director.
http://www.kelowna.castanet.net/edition/news-story-35378-101-.htm#35378

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2006 tax requisitions percentage increases and the tax increase on a $316,000 home which was assessed at $275,000 in 2004 were highlighted:

-City of Kelowna – 13.11% ($19.45)
-Peachland – 12.48% ($15.23)
-Lake Country – 19.75% ($19.86)
-Westside North – 13.86% ($34.17)
-Westside South – 20.09% ($122.30) Staff circulated a revised document which included the Westside Fire Dept
-Central Okanagan East – 10.75% ($32.04)

regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/gov/mins/2006/GS_06_03_08Minutes.pdf

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WARNING - DID YOU FILL THE ELECTOR RESPONSE FORM OUT CORRECTLY???
RDCO say they need you to print your city and if you put down a mailing address, they also need your postal code. In talking to Lyla Lindsay Chief Election Officer at RDCO on Oct 9, 2007, she says that if electors forgot to fill in some information it won't necessarily invalidate your vote and that RDCO will try to validate your address without the city and/or postal code.  They do require a middle name for your full name but that is so they can distinguish between members of the household as some members are named Tom Sr or Tom Jr., etc.  If they find more than one name the same (for instance 2 Tom Jones) they may invalidate that elector response, as only one signature per person is permitted. Thanks for the info Lyla!

The North Westside Communities Association (NWCA) was originally proposing a property tax of up to .15 cents for every $1000.00 assessed value in the North Westside Road Fire Protection Area, to help fund the operation and maintenance of the Killiney Beach Hall and Library.  This works out to $30.00 per $200,000 assessed value.  Since then the Regional District of Central Okanagan has proposed the tax at .05 cents for every $1,000 of assessed value which this works out to $10.00 per every $200,000 assessed value.

Some residents have said the property tax should be a flat fee instead, or so much per bedroom on that property!

In 2007 an Alternative Approval Process to charge tax for Killiney Beach Hall FAILED  Killiney Beach Recreation Buildings Service Area Establishment Bylaw # 1214, 2007 (can't find this file on RDCO's website) - 2007 Nov 19 Item 4.1 Declaration of Alternative Approval Process Killiney Beach Recreation Building

Letter from North Westside Communities Association to Regional District of Central Okanagan. (.pdf) asking RDCO for a new property tax.

It was noted the residents association had requested the service and it was felt there is good community support for the establishment of the service.

The North Westside Communities Association own the Killiney Beach Hall and Library, it is not owned by the Regional District of Central Okanagan, as we understand it.

E. The tenant (tenant is NWCA) is the legal and beneficial owner of the CommunityHall/Fire Hall as outlined in Schedule "A" as "A & B";

Not sure if the NWCA owns the Fire Hall too?

Fire/Community Hall agreement

The The North Westside Communities Association (NWCA) leased the land and constructed the Killiney Beach Community Hall in the 1970's. Since that time the community has operated the building and completed all repairs and maintenance as required. The operation and maintenance has been funded through hall rentals, fundraising activities and regular requests for grant-in-aid contributions from the Regional District.
Read more about it here on the Central Okanagan Regional Districts website

We have a wonderful volunteer group within this community. If we can build a fire hall as we did just two years ago, we surely can build a playground with the help of all the people that live in this area. Membership dues are used to support local initiatives such as the Children's Playground project as well as for hall maintenance.  Killiney Beach Hall is available to rent for events in this community. Recently the hall has had a carpet upgrade, and the addition of new padded chairs is appreciated by all. To the side of the hall we now have top-quality picnic tables for outdoor activities.
Source NWCA own webpage  
http://www.nwcr.ca/ncwassociation.htm

Killiney Hall Funds in Jeopardy article from the Vernon Morning Star October 21, 2007 page A12
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"Killiney Hall funds in jeopardy"
This article above was in the Vernon Morning Star
October 21, 2007 page A12
 

Community hall process flawed article from the Vernon Morning Star
"Community hall process flawed"
This article above was in the Vernon Morning Star
October 12, 2007 page A9
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Ian Kilpatrick (Vice President of the North Westside Communities Association) letter states that the North Westside Communities Association is a volunteer organization that acts as the de facto government in this area.  There are 375 plus members of the North Westside Communities Association Ian also states.

Ian Kilparick letter saying that the NWCA is the de facto in the area.
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De facto tolerance of Cannabis

Photos of the standing room only attendance at Killiney Beach Hall of approx. 130 residents meeting regarding a water system for Valley of the Sun and Upper Fintry

April 2, 2004
2. Delegation: Harry Pospolita/Ian Kilpatrick – North Westside Communities Association
Moved: Director Knowles/ Seconded Director Novakowski
THAT staff be directed to work with the North Westside Communities Association to determine the best way to secure ongoing funding for the maintenance and up keep of the North Westside Road Community Hall.
CARRIED

source www.regionaldistrict.com

The North Westside Communities Association (NWCA) is hoping to get $21,000 per year and more through the new property tax.

The Regional Board approve establishing a local service area to provide a grant to the The North Westside Communities Association (NWCA) for the operation and maintenance of the lease area as outlined in the year 2000 agreement for the Killiney Beach Community Hall, the adjacent library, and supporting lands; click here to read more from the Parks Advisory Committee (July 03/07)

RDCO said Oct 9, 2007 in an email that we would have to get any financial information from the NWCA, but sent a copy of the year 2000 agreement.

Residents are going to see if they can't get a copy of the year 2000 agreement to have a look at it.  An email was sent Oct. 2, 2007 asking RDCO to see it.  An email was also sent to RDCO asking if residents can be kept informed as to how many valid opposition forms RDCO receives as they come in.  The daily count request has been turned down. Also we would have to travel to Kelowna to be able to have a look at the year 2000 agreement we were told at first, but now Oct 9, 2007 RDCO sent a copy.

Just 16 per cent of the Westside voted during the last municipal elections for their three Westside directors.

Source Kelowna Capital News April 1, 2007

No wonder its the way it is... nobody votes!!  If you didn't want to vote for any of the candidates, you could vote for at least one, as some are worse than others.  It pays to get out and vote, now look where we are at with this crazy alternative approval process thanks in part to our Directors!  If busy people here don't vote, then you know who's friends have lots of time to vote and win!!!  If that's what you want then don't vote, but don't complain either because you will have nothing to complain about but yourself!

Opposition Letters from residents

What we've heard from residents (below):

Most residents are opposed to the "alternative approval" process more than they are opposed to paying the property tax and signed for that reason alone.  Residents just want to be asked.

Others are plain opposed to paying more tax, especially the ones living on the lake.

Some say they don't use the Killiney Beach Hall and Library and that people who use the hall and library should pay for it.

Some electors have said the property tax should be the same flat fee for each property.

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Definitions
"parcel tax"
means a tax imposed on the basis of a single amount for each parcel, the taxable area of a parcel or the taxable frontage of a parcel;

"property taxes" means taxes under Division 3 [Property Value Taxes], 4 [Parcel Taxes] or 5 [Local Service Taxes] of Part 7 [Municipal Revenue];

"property value tax" means a tax imposed on the basis of the value of land or improvements or both;
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/C/03026_10.htm

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JOE RICH COMMUNITY HALL SERVICE AREA ESTABLISHMENT BYLAW NO. 1127
“Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Okanagan adopting Bylaw No. 1127 to establish a service area within Joe Rich to operate and maintain the Joe Rich Community Hall, at an annual cost not to exceed $0.2082 per $1,000 of assessed value of land and improvements on properties within this service area?”
YES 203
NO 137

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The President of the The North Westside Communities Association (NWCA) is telling everyone if this tax initiative goes through we will all be voting members of the NWCA without paying a membership fee. I guess he doesn't consider a tax on our property a fee!!  Some residents are not members, and so this will be a new fee and it will make them members of something they may not want to be a member of.  Some feel they wouldn't mind paying for a Hall and Library if it was owned by RDCO.  Some residents are not sure about the NWCA owners running the Hall, as they feel the owners are mostly self-serving and side with RDCO in some instances like against residents garbage petition, when they should side with residents/members instead.

The NWCA strongly suggest they discuss how the current owners of the Hall (The North Westside Communities Association) would become managers of the Hall through an administrative system set up in consultation between CORD and the NWCA.

source www.regionaldistrict.com

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**Read UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities) 2005 report that the "Alternative Approval" process has some serious weakness

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Are we being misled, that the cost of a referendum is $20,000?

Isn't it more like $650.00 for a mailout to the whole North Westside Fire Protection area?

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Is it fair that absent summer residents who live outside of the Killiney Beach Fire Protection area are not notified of the alternative approval process tax for Killiney Beach?  Is it fine that the Regional District has good timing in that all the summer residents are gone now (October)?  These summer residents may not get the Vernon Morning Star or Kelowna newspapers if they live in other parts of BC, but they are eligible to oppose.  How can they oppose if they don't know about it?  They only have approx. 30 days to oppose.  The summer residents may not be around to see the bulletin on the bulletin board either.  Not many residents would go to RDCO's website once a day or week or whatever to make sure they are not missing something that affects them??  RDCO counted the summer residents as part of the estimated 2099 eligible electors, so is it fair that we only have so many residents left here to be able to sign the opposition form?  VERY UNDEMOCRATIC that RDCO is approving this tax at this time of year, just after summer residents leave for the winter.  There are probably just as many, if not more summer homes in some of the subdivisions as there are full-time residences.

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Killiney Beach Hall and Library "Elector Response" form signature count as of Oct 10, 2007

Total opposed = maybe 368 and more so far and we have until Oct 31??

When Sharon first started the rounds only two residents on her list put down a city because there was hardly enough space on the form to write in the full residential address.  Sharon is still waiting for an answer from RDCO about this to see if she can write in the city or if she needs to take the forms back around to the residents who signed and did not write in their city.  An email was sent two days ago but we have yet to hear an acknowledgement other than the three return receipts that were returned from the email that was received by each Westside Director.  Wonder if we will even get a reply??  May have to phone there to prod them!!  Well guess what ... Aaron Dinwoodie was called on Saturday and he said he will return the call on Sunday and that he had kids near a saw (what's he doing with kids near a saw??).  David Knowles and Len Novakowski said we need to ask the chief election officer on Tuesday after the Thanksgiving long weekend.  An email was sent to the chief election officer Oct 6, 2007.  The chief election officer Lyla Lindsay said don't worry about your city and/or postal code so much because they will try to confirm that the address you wrote down is within the area.  Although hardly anyone wrote in their full name including their middle name.  It won't be a worry for most, but anyone with another family member with the same first name that signed, may be considered one person signing twice which is against the election rules.

As of Oct 10, 2007 It LOOKS LIKE A REFERENDUM
we have quit taking the elector response opposition form to the subdivisions as we feel we have enough opposition signatures now.  This is the count
Allastair = 110 mostly Westshore Estates signatures
Richard = 100 mostly Westshore Estates signatures
Sharon = 71
Killiney Beach = 37
LaCasa = approx. 50 maybe more
Total = 368 signatures :) we only needed 210 signatures to oppose, so we think we have made it, but that's if we can count the signatures that didn't write in their city or did something wrong that RDCO considers them invalid.  RDCO said that likely most would be counted.  Sharon has 24 signatures that didn't write in their city.  Some electors wrote in their postal code and not their city.  One non-resident wrote in their address here but not where they reside.  And what's a full name anyway... does that mean your middle name too, because hardly anyone wrote their middle name in, and ya it means your middle name too.  This multi elector response form is very confusing and poorly designed to say the least!!!  RDCO said they can work on the design of the form.

LaCasa = over 50 signatures in the first day but some signatures are not valid (read bad news below) LaCasa reneged on permitting us to sign the form at LaCasa anymore.
Valley of the Sun =
19 signatures as of Oct 7
Estamont including Summer Sands and Aspen Shores =
12 signatures as of Oct 7
Shalal Road =
4 signatures as of Oct 7
Killiney Beach =
38 signatures
Fintry =
27 signatures as of Oct 7
Muir
=
8 signatures as of Oct 7

Fintry and Muir residents should have gotten their elector response form mailout by now (by Oct 6) from Canada Post (thanks to Richard Gebert and Allastair Fergusson, it cost them $100.00 in total for printing, paper, envelopes, and mailing by Canada Post to mail from Bear Creek up to and including Valley of the Sun).  Bear Creek had to be mailed the forms too because Canada Post didn't know where Fintry was or something to that effect lol!!!  Someone will be around to pick up the Fintry/Muir forms that are filled out to make sure the forms are filled out correctly, as well as to count how many signatures before turning the forms into the Regional District by Oct 31st.
Westshore Estates may not get counted until the forms reach RDCO, as forms were placed on the bulletin board at Westshore and will likely be turned in directly to RDCO.  If anyone else at Westshore wants to volunteer collecting signatures please let us know so we can get a count from you too.

In the end, we can find out from RDCO the total electors that opposed, but we need to be sure we have enough signatures to make the 10% in order to oppose and have a referendum instead.  We won't find out until after Oct 31,2007 when all Elector response forms must be turned in of what the total official count turned out to be.

The the cost of paper, printing and delivery by Canada Post of the elector response forms for the entire Fintry/Muir/Valley of the Sun area (357 houses) is about $110.00, so why will a referendum cost over $20,000 as stated in the NWCA President's report below.

$110.00 for the mailout divided by 357 Fintry/Muir houses = .31 cents per house
2099 electors x .31 cents per house = $650.69
$20,000 referendum minus $650.69 mailout = $19,350 for administration just so we know nobody cheated.

SIGNATURES COULD SAVE the expense of $19,350.00 Referendums

We allow banks to use our name to match up with our signature card to confirm our identity, maybe we could have signature cards on file with RDCO for voting purposes?? It could maybe save us $19,350.00, the expense to hold a referendum which there may be more in the future!!  Seems to be happening in Vernon lately too.

Isn't RDCO suppose to work for us instead of us working for RDCO??  Why are we paying for mailouts out of our own individual pockets??? 

Maybe we should ask for property tax money so we can afford to do mailouts (we could start our own association), especially we should send mailouts to the 996 eligible non-residents (vacant lots) that we don't have the addresses for, and who may not know they can oppose the tax??  By the time they find out, it will be too late to oppose as we only have until Oct 31st, 2007 (about 1 month) to oppose!

$20,000 cost for a referendum seems unusually high when comparing the cost of the mail out to the whole of Valley of the Sun, Fintry and Muir subdivisions of $100.00 that Richard and Allastair did?????  Is the $20,000 mostly for an unusually high labour cost to count the votes of the estimated 2099 eligible electors because if it is then we don't know if it would take even a whole month for one person to count the votes???????  Its seems like an awfully good wage to count votes.  We are sure the lucky employees counting votes are not going to give up their job easily!

$20,000 for a referendum divided between 2099 eligible electors = $9.53 each for a piece of paper to vote on, and someone to count the paper?  This seems far fetched to say the least.

Instead of RDCO paying for a large advertisement in the newspaper that half of this area's property owners are not going to read, the advertisement money could be put towards letters to individual property owners that are affected by this property tax.  Other Vernon residents don't need to read an advertisement meant for us in the Vernon Morning Star, so why does RDCO pay for advertisement in the Vernon Morning Star?  What a waste of our tax dollars too!  Who is RDCO trying to inform anyway?  Where did these rules come from and who made these rules up?  Maybe more people should vote even if they don't like anyone of the candidates, one has to be better than another.

Isn't it time you voted so that this craziness can be laid to rest?  Isn't it time you at least wrote a letter about the craziness of it all or do you want to go broke paying for all this adminstration?  Get off your duff and put a stop to paying for things you don't need to!!  Some people can't afford for some to sit on their duff and do nothing!  Don't just think about yourself but have some compassion for neighbours who might not be as well off!

READ THIS 2003 DOCUMENT ABOUT PEACHLAND's COST FOR A REFERENDUM REGARDING A FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Discussion re. the cost of holding a referendum ($2,000 - $6,000), or
waiting until support is received from the community through a petition.........

Population of Peachland in 2006 was 4883.  Compare the 2006 population of Peachland 4883 with the supposed 2099 eligible electors the Regional District claims are able to sign the elector response form here in the North Westside Fire protection area.

Now how does a referendum cost us (2099 electors) $20,000 because it doesn't make sense if Peachland's fire protection area referendum only costs $2,000 - $6,000 and they have a population of 4883 residents.

How about another Westside referendum that costs an estimated $25,000 but this time with 18,577 eligible electors instead of our 2,099 eligible electors for a police station.

How can the expense of a referendum cost $20,000 for 2099 eligible electors in the Killiney Beach Fire Protection area when 18,577 electors in the Westside Land Purchase and Management Service Area would only cost an estimated $25,000 for a referendum?

How about the referendum for the extra charge on our property taxes for Fire Equipment of $50.00 over 5 years which we are actually charged $52.65 for and were told would decrease as the tax base increased?  Our property taxes doubled so there is no reason for this amount on next years taxes.  There were 167 total votes on this referendum.  I wonder how much that referendum cost with only 167 votes?
 

RDCO says these costs (below) were "Associated" with holding a referendum.

COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH HOLDING A REFERENDUM
North Westside Fire Protection District
(Based on costs of 2005 General Election)
Because the North Westside Road referendum in 2005 was held in conjunction with the local government general election in 2005, it is not possible to isolate the exact cost of the referendum. See attachment for estimated costs.

Voting Staff (3 staff for 3 days of voting)

$2325.00

Training of voting staff  

$100.00

Mileage for voting staff  

$75.00

Ballots (Electronic)  

$400.00

Ballot Layout  

$1000.00

Voting machine rental  

$2000.00

Advertising  

$3000.00

Office supplies  

$500.00

Hall rental (3 days)  

$450.00

RDCO Staff Time  

$5000.00

TOTAL ESTIMATED COST  

$14850.00


It would have been a lot cheaper to just send out a letter with a spot for a signature through the mail to each property than go through the two processes we are going through right now, the alternative approval process and the referendum.  An elector response form with both a yes or no vote should be sent to each property owner through the mail instead of holding a referendum !!! What's the difference putting a yes and no vote on the "alternative approval elector response" form instead of just an opposition vote?  The Regional District rules just cost you the taxpayer at least $13,000.00 in their bureaucracy!!  What's the difference a referendum or an elector response form ... we are already using the elector response form, just that the form could be altered to have a yes and no vote on it and sent to everyone instead of wasting money on newspaper advertisements. Electors just want a choice to vote that's all!  They don't need to spend all their hard earned dollars on it.  I bet nobody takes the time to complain about this waste of taxpayers money though, and that is how people end up working themselves harder!  Maybe if people took the time to complain they wouldn't have to work so hard to pay more!!

Read this email that was sent to RDCO asking for this crazinesss to stop!!

 

NORTH WESTSIDE ROAD FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE AREA AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1126
“Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Okanagan adopting Bylaw No. 1126 for the North Westside Road Fire Protection Service Area, to authorize an annual parcel tax of $50.00 for five years to create a reserve for purchasing fire response equipment? The parcel tax is in addition to the maximum tax rate of $1.35 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value that can be levied for fire protection
services.”
YES 122
NO 41
Total = 163 plus the 4 rejected votes

167 total votes for last referendum in the North Westside for Fire Truck/General Election
http://www.regionaldistrict.com/docs/admin/05Results/CEOofficialNWSFRef05.pdf (LINK ON RDCO's WEBSITE DOESN'T WORK Dec 3, 2012)

Originally:

A delegation consisting of Chief W. Carson, J. Edgson and H. Pospolita addressed the committee regarding the proposal to purchase a new fire truck. The delegation reminded the committee that the proposal was to maximize the tax rate at $1.35 per $1,000 for 2005 and impose a flat parcel tax in 2006 for five years at a maximum of $40 each year. Meetings and discussions in the community have indicated strong support for this type of proposal.  The delegation felt so strongly that the proposal was acceptable to the community that they suggested that if there were any complaints about maximizing the tax rate in 2005, the complaints should be referred to them.

More about the Shorts Creek Fire Hall
To conclude his presentation, Wayne advised that the Department is looking to complete the existing 5 year plan, which is the building, tender and snuffer and to hold a referendum. The Department would also like to implement the 25 year plan to replace truck for the 2nd pumper in 2015 and replacement of the Killiney Beach Hall in 2027 @ $300,000.

To conclude his presentation, Wayne (who is the North Westside Fire Chief) advised that the Department is looking to complete the existing 5 year plan, which is the building, tender and snuffer and to hold a referendum. The Department would also like to implement the 25 year plan to replace truck for the 2nd pumper in 2015 and replacement of the Killiney Beach Hall in 2027 @ $300,000. Discussion re. timing of the referendum. Although the goal was to have a Spring referendum, allowing for the 2/3 month communication process and a 3 month administration period, it is now more feasible to have this in the Fall.  See more of this here at RDCO's website.

There is not much room for parking at the Killiney Beach Hall and Library (Dec 3, 2012 this link on RDCO's website did not work and we can't find the file so are asking Bruce Smith where it is) to expand and make room for larger community meetings as the area grows larger and more residents move here.  As it is now everybody has to park down the side of Udell Road running down to Westside Road at times.  And shouldn't the road leading up to the fire hall be a fire access lane with no parking allowed, or not?  Residents in the community have been told not to park in fire access lanes and there are signs in the community posted for fire access lanes saying no parking that its a fire access lane.  ****(If anyone has a picture of a fire access lane sign, email it in to us to post here.)

The NWCA want to "rebuild the kitchen $10,000" and replace the community hall roof only to be destroyed in 20 years in the year 2027????

Background
The North Westside Road Communities Association leased the land and constructed the Killiney Beach Community Hall in the 1970's. Since that time the community has operated the building and completed all repairs and maintenance as required. The operation and maintenance has been funded through hall rentals, fundraising activities and regular requests for grant-in-aid contributions from the Regional District.

The community has now requested the establishment of a local service area to provide a more secure source of funding, allowing them to continue the current operation and maintenance in addition to building a reserve fund for upcoming major maintenance items such the replacement of the kitchen and the community hall roof.

rdco_board_agenda\2007\2007_jul_9\rdco_board_agenda_item_8_1_killiney_beach_community_hall_service_area.pdf

WE CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ANYTHING REGARDING AN APPLICATION FOR LAND WHEN WE SEARCH FOR THE NEW TRANSFER STATION SITE THAT WAS INTENDED TO OPEN AT LACASA IN EARLY 2007 EITHER - NO THANKS TO THE NWCA who sided with RDCO.  (Didn't we read in the North Westside Communities News that we are waiting for a land application to be approved?).  Keyword searches we tried at Land Management application website were, "Regional District of Central Okanagan, Azura, Ewan Stewart, and Kelowna.  The only applications we see are for the new children's playground at Westshore Estates plus an application for LaCasa (Azura's moorage on Okanagan Lake). You can search land applications at the link below and see if you can find a land application for a transfer station at LaCasa. Oh here it is under KAS2428
http://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=9211

Were we not told that LaCasa was donating land, or were we bluffed???  One resident specifically remembers RDCO say that the land was being donated by LaCasa and not that the land was being donated to LaCasa by the Provincial Government for maybe $1.00 yr and then LaCasa lease the land for $1.00 yr. to the North Westside!!! What do you think and remember? We read in the North Westside Communities Newsletter of June 2007 on page 10.  It states, "As with the playground, acquiring land from the Provincial Government is slow.  The LaCasa Strata is still waiting for the title to the land so the transfer station can be built.  Everything else is ready to go as soon as the title arrives."  Do you remember being told the land for the new transfer station at LaCasa was being donated by LaCasa?  Here it says on RDCO's solid waste survey "Azura Management (LaCasa Lakeside Cottage Resort) offered to lease property for $1.00/year to the Regional District to construct a second waste transfer station at LaCasa that the whole community could access." RDCO told one resident this land was being donated by LaCasa not leased, and that it was a big secret who was donating the land until release time to the community!  Do you remember that RDCO's solid waste survey said "It is up to residents to decide what level of service they want"  Do NWCA members and non-members remember filling out the petition to have RDCO install smaller transfer stations at each subdivision that the NWCA and RDCO dismissed?  Do you remember how the NWCA sided with RDCO and not residents regarding smaller transfer station sites at each subdivision?  www.okanaganlakebc.ca regrets this happening to residents!!  Its too bad that the NWCA didn't represent residents and members.

Take a look at RDCO 2007 financial plan, do you see a plan in the finances for a new transfer station?

Take a look at RDCO 2006 financial plan, do you see a plan in the finances for a new transfer station?

RDCO knew back in 1999 that residents wanted more transfer station sites and were to look into it as the 1999 North Westside Official Community plan states.  One resident feels we are not going to get any new transfer station site at LaCasa or anywhere else for that matter and some of us will still have to travel 12 km's to dump our garbage as we have been waiting since 1999 (8 years) since RDCO was to look into garbage disposal options to make disposal options closer for residents.
North Westside Official Community Plan of 1999 that states on page 57 that the Regional Districts objectives were to increase the number of new transfer stations and improve the operations of existing transfer stations

RDCO says there are currently 710 PAYING USERS OF SUGAR LOAF TRANSFER STATION and there are 2099 eligible electors eligible to sign the "alternative approval" form for the Killiney Beach Hall Tax.

One resident remembers being kicked out of a meeting at Killiney Beach Hall between RDCO and NWCA regarding the discussion that LaCasa would be quote "donating" land for a transfer station, when RDCO told this resident that they didn't see any reason that this resident couldn't be there at the meeting.

Guidelines for Establishing Transfer Stations by Ministry of Environment

The transfer station petition which was signed by many NWCA members was handed to the President of the NWCA whom said that if residents knew how much it would cost for more transfer station sites they would not have signed the transfer station petitionOn the NWCA President's Report it says, "the NWCA is making representation on your behalf to accomplish the following by volunteers".  This is kind of a contradictory statement when we didn't get more transfer stations and some NWCA members signed the transfer station petition that the President said petitioners didn't really want if they knew how much it would cost. The NWCA are now asking for steady funding and an increase in their funding by taxing us through our property taxes instead of through grants-in-aid they regularly receive from RDCO which we already pay through our property taxes. We will have to pay the new tax, plus this leaves grant-in-aid in the pockets of RDCO to give to someone else instead of the NWCA which just increases what it costs us on our property taxes. 

If there are 710 paying users of the sugar loaf transfer station like RDCO has previous told us, then 710 properties times $15.00 may be the average property tax charge for Killiney Beach service area = $10,650 NWCA receives per year, but there are 996 vacant lots which may not pay for SL transfer station that should be added to the 710 paying sugar loaf transfer station properties which would come to 996 vacant lots + 710 SL transfer station users properties = 1706 properties paying on average (could be low average) $15.00 per year property tax for Killiney Beach service area = $25,590 of your tax money each year!

Do you want the NWCA making representation on your behalf when they dismiss your signature on the transfer station petition???

Who owns the Killiney Beach Hall and Library, because its not at the moment belonging to RDCO.

source www.regionaldistrict.com

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SOME SIGNATURES AT LACASA ARE NOT VALID!!! These are some of the requirements.

Apparently some residents didn't fill the elector response form out correctly.  The elector response form has 3 requirements in order for your signature to be valid, and one requirement is the date.

1.  Residential electors full name (printed)
2.  For RESIDENT
     Full residential address and mailing address (if different).
     For NON-RESIDENT
     Full mailing address plus address of property owned.
3.  Signature of elector

And don't forget the date!

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***  Note for clarity, as some residents are confused ***

There are two types of forms.  Resident Elector and Non-Resident Elector.  It is different for residents than non-residents.  Make sure you carefully read what it says because its easily misunderstood.    Make sure you fill the form out correctly for your individual properties situation as well as fill out the form in the prescribed way or your signature may be invalid.

If you are a resident elector (means you need to have lived in the service area (fire protection area map below which shows LaCasa to Westshore) for at least 30 days prior to signing the form) then more than one property owner can sign the form for a single property, read the form again if you don't believe it.

If you are a non-resident elector (means you have not lived in the service area (fire protection area map below which shows LaCasa to Westshore) for at least 30 days prior to signing the form), then only one of the property owners can sign the form under a mutual agreement with the other property owners of the single property, and the elector that signed will also need written consent from the other property owners.

You are not permitted to sign the form unless you have lived in B.C. for the past 6 months!

We don't see where it says that property owners from out of Province can't vote .... do you??  This statement shows that electors of the area are permitted to vote you would think???
86e(iii) the only persons entitled to sign the forms are the electors of the area to which the approval process applies;
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/C/03026_04.htm#part4_division1

Rules regarding residency

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TAXATION BY DEFAULT

History of how our Westside Issues Committee Director (Aaron Dinwoody) and Robert Hobson worked towards having the "Alternative Approval" or taxation by default process passed.

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Communications co-ordinator at RDCO said in an email,

"We use Statistics Canada and other information in a recognized standard formula to determine the estimated number of eligible electors. That is outlined in the attached report which is also available on the RDCO website and was submitted to the Regional Board on August 20th, when the Board approved the use of the Alternative Approval Process for this proposal.

Elector Report Sept 07
996 possible non-resident electors (vacant lots) out of 2099 eligible electors that probably know nothing about Killiney Beach Hall and Library property tax if they don't get the local newspapers or come here to look at the bulletin board or go to RDCO's website and check every day to see if they are missing something.  Non-resident property owners only have to reside in BC for 6 months to be eligible to oppose, and don't have to reside fulltime in the service area.
 

 996 possible eligible non-resident electors (vacant lots) not informed
 

1103 possible eligible resident electors (with many summer residents included in this figure)
 

2099 total number of eligible resident and non-resident electors
 

Reading the above, DO YOU FEEL THE ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS TO BE FAIR AND DEMOCRATIC???????  If you don't feel this process to be fair, you need to do something about it like call or email your MLA or make a complaint to the BC Ombudsman, and do something about it.  If everyone does nothing, what a world it would be!!!  And it is turning out, what a world it is, isn't it??  Do you feel its time for you to act yet???  Or are you going to wait for it to worsen and you can't stand it anymore???  Some people already can't stand it and are acting!  If you feel the process to be unfair, you really should help, as it just makes it harder on others when you don't help!  Would you like help if you felt strongly about something??  Think about it.  Don't leave it all up to others as nothing gets done that way!  Residents shouldn't have to worry about not being able to have a say about their own community!  Do you want the NWCA directors and president and the other 396 members *2005 stats* to run this area or would you prefer to???  This "alternative approval" process is a very important issue to everyone that wants to be able to have a say in their community!  There are an estimated 2099 electors Elector Report Sept 07, so the approx. 400 members of the NWCA make decisions for the other estimated 1700 members of the community.  How fair is that?

Notice to Electors Killiney Beach Recreational Buildings

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To make a formal complaint, please don't hesitate to try

Contacting your MLA

Rick Thorpe, MLA Okanagan-Westside

Okanagan-Westside Riding Map

or

Click here to complain to the BC Ombudsman

The BC Ombudsman investigates municipal and regional governments

BC Ombudsperson Act

Some negative comments from the BC Civil Liberties Association with regards to the B.C. Ombudsman

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association was established in 1962 and is the oldest and most active civil liberties group in Canada. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association works to protect citizens from both government and private sector intrusions into our lives.

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This piece quoted from another website at www.westside.ca

This is a very important matter.  Click here to learn how not to be bamboozled, befuddled, or gobbledygooked into becoming an Okanagan lemming..

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This letter was attached to the North Westside Communities News Volume 3 ~ Issue 9 Fall 2007

(Click letter below to read larger print)


click to read larger print

 

If 10% of eligible electors oppose the tax then the Regional Board can stop the process or go to referendum.

There are 2,099 eligible electors in the proposed service area.  If each eligible elector paid $10.00 per year that would give the North Westside Communities Association $20,990.00 per year.

If you oppose the property tax you can pick up an Alternative Approval Process response form also called an "elector response" form, which will be available by September 24th and the deadline for return of the forms is 4 PM October 31st.  They are available at Killiney Beach Fire Hall (phone first) and the Regional District of Central Okanagan offices or online at http://www.regionaldistrict.com/ click on "What's New".  There will also be "alternative approval" forms handed out by some residents.

There are two different alternative approval "elector response" forms, one for residents and another for non-resident.  For non-residents you must be 18 yrs of age, a Canadian citizen, and have lived in BC for at least 6 months prior to filling out an "Alternative Approval" process form.  Only one registered property owner can sign per property, even if there are two owners of that property.  If you are from Alberta or another Province you cannot sign the form and oppose this process, even if you own property here.  Some residents feel this to be unfair.

The maintenance and building of the Killiney Beach Hall Library has mostly been volunteered by the community and the NWCA has received regular grants-in-aid from RDCO.

 

MAP OF NORTH WESTSIDE ROAD FIRE PROTECTION AREA

WHICH IS  ALSO THE MAP OF

LOCAL SERVICE AREA FOR KILLINEY BEACH HALL AND LIBRARY

(Click map for larger image)

Map of Westside Road Local Service Area for Killiney Beach Hall and Library
Killiney Beach Recreation Buildings Service Area Establishment Bylaw # 1214, 2007 Schedule "A".  RDCO Bylaws Index

 

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North Westside Communities Association 5 Year Draft Budget

Draft Expenditure for Year 2008

Newsletter $1,800.00

Telephone $900.00

Transportation $500.00

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RDCO Regional Board Report

August 20, 2007 Elector Assent Sought on North Westside

July 9, 2007 Killiney Beach Community Hall Funding

 

RDCO Regional Board Agenda

Regular Meeting August 20, 2007 Item 8.1 Killiney Beach Recreation Buildings Bylaw

Regular Meeting July 9, 2007 Killiney Beach Community Hall Service Area

 

RDCO Regional Board Minutes

August 20, 2007 8.1 Killiney Beach Recreation Buildings Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1214, 2007

July 9, 2007 8.1 Killiney Beach Community Hall Service Area

 

Westside Issues Committee Agenda

Jan 8, 2007 2. Delegations:
2.2 North Westside Communities Association
3. Grant in aid (2006) requests:
3.1 North Westside Communities Association
3.2 North Westside Fire Rescue

 

Westside Issues Committee Minutes

March 19, 2007 grant-in-aid expenditure $5,500 in total to the Killiney Beach Hall and Flag Pole

Jan 8, 2007 North Westside Communities Association Issues
Killiney Beach Community Hall

The Communities Association requested consideration to a bylaw which would
provide an annual levy for the purpose of maintenance, upkeep and improvements
to the Killiney Beach community Hall.

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This is what the "alternative approval process" form looks look like (also called "elector response form")

This is the Elector Response Form to oppose Killiney Beach Hall Tax
(You can print it out, sign it, and return it to the Regional District.  Do not return to Killiney Beach Hall/Firehall)

 

Some residents in the local communities have posted the "Elector Response" opposition forms onto the bulletin boards in the North Westside Road Fire Protection areas.  There are also forms at LaCasa Cantina store.  The manager of LaCasa (Jason who is also on the volunteer fire dept.) has since reneged and will not allow the forms be signed at LaCasa because LaCasa doesn't want to get political he said.  If you can't find a form to sign at the bulletin board or LaCasa, you can also pick up forms at Killiney Beach Firehall or the Regional District of Central Okanagan, or you can print out a form from the Regional Districts website.

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Some opposition to the new property tax

Oct 12, 2007 article in the Vernon Morning Star letters page A9 by Richard Gebert coming - "Community Hall Process Flawed"

 
Click here to read residents email to RDCO
 

 

Are we liable to be sued?

Click here to read a great letter written by
Allastair Fergusson which he sent in by email

 

Westshore Estates letter posted to the bulletin board
Letter from Westshore Estates regarding new North Westside property tax
Click on letter to read larger print.
The resident who wrote the letter above has said he is a member of the North Westside Communities Association, but is now going to withdraw his membership.


Note from Harry Pospolita (President of NWCA)
Found below Richard Geberts letter on the bulletin board.

Note from Harry Pospolita, the President of the NWCA
Click on Harry Pospolita's note above (North Westside Communities Association President) to read larger print.

 

Richard Gebert letter posted to the bulletin board
Click on letter to read larger print.

Like Richard says in his letter above
UNDISCLOSED EXPENSES!

 

Another Richard Gebert letter posted to the bulletin boards
Click on letter to read larger print.

 

Valley of the Sun letter posted to the bulletin board
Letter from Valley of the Sun resident regarding new Killiney Beach Hall property tax.
Click on letter to read larger print.

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North Westside Road Resident's Comments

The infrastructure in the North Westside was mostly constructed by volunteer, so why is there a need for funding to rebuild the kitchen for Killiney Beach Hall?

I think the phone bill for Killiney Beach Hall at $900.00 per year in the year 2008 draft is a little high (Draft Expenditure for Year 2008).  Maybe they need to use a cell phone so Kelowna is not long distance since Regional District of Central Okanagan where most of the business would be done is in Kelowna!  Maybe Telus still has the free lunch time calling plan noon-1pm which some people have, or there is another suitable phone plan?  Maybe they should try Primus at we've heard 2 cents per minute for long distance!

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The North Westside Communities Association President's Report September 17, 2007
posted on the local bulletin boards.

NWCA president's report letter found on bulletin board
Click on "President of the North Westside Communities Association" report above to read larger print
The NWCA say they are making representation on your behalf in this letter above.  Do you want them to represent you or would you prefer to represent yourself with a ballot box at the mailboxes?

Just a reminder of how the NWCA sure didn't work on residents behalf for the garbage did they??  They totally dismissed every resident that signed the garbage transfer station petition and there were many of them that were members of the NWCA that signed it.  The NWCA sided with the Regional District and we have yet to see any new transfer station either!  Residents want smaller garbage bins located at each subdivision and not at LaCasa ... that was RDCO and the NWCA idea to have our gabage at LaCasa!

This is the notice located on and at the top of the bulletin boards

I guess Fire/Rescue maintains the bulletin boards and the NWCA built them?

The volunteer Fire Dept. has worked closely with the community providing bus shelters for the children of the community.

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These are just some of the things that don't make sense in the NWCA President's report letter above!

Why one large children's playground at Westshore Estates and not smaller playgrounds at each subdivision?  Maybe just a swing and slide is all that is needed.  Are the other subdivisions going to get children's playgrounds eventually?

Why a boat ramp extension at Killiney Beach where there is very little room for boat trailer parking, and why not a boat ramp extension at Fintry Provincial Park instead where there is a huge field of dried grass that needs tending (fire hazard) next to the campsites.  The field could become boat trailer parking as well as parking against the beach for swimmers who want to watch their vehicle doesn't get broken into while they swim which has also become a real problem at local public beaches.

Why is there a "Valley of the Sun Water Committee" if the NWCA is lobbying the Regional District for a water supply system?  Isn't that the "Valley of the Sun Water Committee's" job?  It is only residents that want the water system that can ask for water anyway, as they are the ones who ultimately have to pay for it.  The NWCA just wants to stick their nose in everything, even where it doesn't belong.  If you want to know the truth about how the water system got started, then read this email from RDCO Engineering and, as well you could read more about the water system.

The NWCA like to take all the credit.  Is there a plaque in the hall with names of the people who volunteered their time and effort to help build the Killiney Beach Hall to start with?  If there were all these volunteers to help build the community hall etc., where did they go?

The bulletin board would work better if the bulletins would stay on the bulletin boards instead of all over the ground.  An email was sent to the NWCA as well as RDCO regarding the problem but there has been no reply to the email and no change in the problem.  You are still not permitted to use staples on the bulletin boards, which staples work better than the pins they use now.  We don't know that anyone is answering emails at the NWCA email address.

There is no communication with residents and the NWCA as they can't even keep their website updated!  The NWCA receives grant-in-aid from RDCO and okanaganlakebc.ca doesn't.  Sometimes okanaganlakebc.ca has more information posted about certain subjects than the NWCA does.

Residents have said they can't have a say with the Regional District anymore about their own neighbourhood because the NWCA has taken their position.  The Regional District doesn't want to listen to residents anymore as they listen to what the NWCA has to say instead.  And if your not a member of the NWCA then tough luck, it seems you won't get a say with either RDCO or the NWCA either.  Some residents (some members and some not members) have tried to speak at the NWCA meetings and have been kicked out or not permitted to say what they want to say and/or can only ask questions.

The Regional District wouldn't listen to the residents garbage petition asking for more transfer station sites at each subdivision, but instead listened to the NWCA who wanted only one more transfer station at LaCasa, which the site was suppose to be up and running January 2007, but has yet to open Oct 2007.  Do you want someone running your community that rejects your petition?

To some residents the NWCA is run by "old school" type.  Residents are to be seen and not heard !!!

And as far as the ambulance service goes, it was the Helland family that started lobbying for better ambulance service, when Matt's father died out here on the Westside.  Matt and Claudette got a petition type form together, which residents in the area signed.  The NWCA wants to take credit for everything, where credit should actually go to the Helland family for all the leg work they did and the loss of their family member to find out our ambulance service sucks! 

Here is a page out of the NWCA News Dec 2005 which speaks about the Helland family.
The Helland family started getting signatures to develop an ambulance station for the North Westside Road area
Click page to read larger print.
(Windows XP users will have to click in the bottom right corner of the page after clicking to keep it a large size for reading)

Read the Helland family letter submitted to www.okanaganlakebc.ca about our North Westside Road ambulance service.

Another article in the NWC News Dec 2005 Page 4 regarding the Helland family's grief
Extending Sympathy to the Helland family in the loss of their family member.... Dag Helland.

The NWCA shouldn't be so desperate as to stoop so low as the "alternative approval" process for the money, as its sort of a sneaky little process.  10% of residents have to oppose or it will pass automatically.  It really isn't expensive to have a referendum, and is it fair to residents that won't be notified and get a chance to oppose the tax if they wish?  You can partly thank Westside Issues Committee Chair, Vice Chair and Director of the Westside Electoral area Aaron Dinwoodie for the Alternative Approval process because "Notably, two RDCO members, Robert Hobson and Aaron Dinwoodie sat on the UBCM, as stated on westside.ca website.

 

TWO BIG QUESTIONS

Should this proposed tax even be requested by the NWCA if not everyone signed up to be a member of the NWCA to begin with?  You would think if residents wanted to support the NWCA they would have already signed up to be a member and paid their dues or volunteered, and the NWCA wouldn't need the money or the help to begin with!  If residents feel they want to give the money then let them, but the NWCA doesn't need to take their money!!

How many more communities associations will be permitted to also ask for property tax dollars through the alternative approval process for their cause?  Can any resident start up an association and have some members sign up to start the "alternative approval" process for property tax dollars because if that is the case maybe the non-members of the NWCA should start their own membership and ask for their fair share of their property tax dollars and maybe it will be approved without residents knowledge so that it doesn't get turned down either!  Lets start an Association for residents opposed to the NWCA!

Ask yourself this, has the North Westside Communities Association ever came to your door to ask your opinion, or do they usually ask for your money and membership when they come to your door???  Do busy people have time to attend the North Westside Communities Association meetings?

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Click on "What's New" at the Regional District of Central Okanagan's  website for more information

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Some NWCA GRANTS-IN-AID

A Westside Electoral Area grant in aid in the amount of $2500 be allocated to the North Westside Communities Association in order to assist the Firefighters Society in the construction of a concrete block behind the Library and Community Hall.
www.regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/wic/mins/2006/wic_06_11_06min.pdf

$3,000 grant-in-aid paid for new carpet for the Killiney Beach Hall December 6, 2004.  Did the Killiney Beach Hall get new carpet in 2005?

A Westside Electoral Area grant in aid in the amount of $500 for 2005 be allocated to the Killiney Beach Community Association for the Children’s Library. March 14, 2005

*** Note  How about the grant-in-aid the NWCA received from the Regional District (taxpayers) for the $1,000 flag pole?

2007 NWCA Grant-In-Aid request from the Regional District of Central Okanagan of $5,000 to repair Killiney Beach Community Hall

The NWCA actually received 2007 grant-in-aid (taxpayers tax money) of $4,500 for repair to Killiney Beach Community Hall plus $1,000 for a flagpole. Wonder what needs repairing that costs $4,500?  We would like to see where that money gets spent!  We know there are residents here that can't afford to help pay for a $1,000 Flag Pole to mark the NWCA president's palace!

The North Westside Ratepayers Association be advised that grants in aid are not considered on an ongoing basis.

Dissolution of North Westside Ratepayers Association March 2006 Bulletin

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Links to the North Westside Communities Newsletters

March 2007

June 2007

Fall 2007

December 2007

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If you have comments good or bad, solutions, concerns or complaints regarding the proposed property tax for Killiney Beach Hall and Library please fill out the form below and/or contact the Regional District of Central Okanagan.  The results of the form you fill out below will be published here on this website.

Please feel free to contact us here to ask us to published something for you on this website if you would rather do that.

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View resident's comments here.

Please call Allastair at 250-542-0027 or Richard at 250-558-5471 for more information.

LETS ALL WORK TOGETHER ON THIS AS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MUCH OF THE COMMUNITY!!

Allastair has all the signatures that have been collected and is turning them into RDCO, as we have over the 210 signatures we needed to oppose the new Killiney Beach Recreational Building property tax.  If you just want to show RDCO your displeasure, you still have until Oct. 31st to turn in your elector response form!!

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Adv. Plan Comm. ] Alt. Approval ] Ambulance ] Argo Road ] BC Hydro ] Budget 2010 ] Budget 2011 ] Budget 2012 ] Budget 2013 ] Budget 2014 ] Budget 2015 ] Building Inspection ] Build Laws - BC ] Build Laws - RDCO ] Building Violations ] COW Elect 08 ] COW Elect. 11 ] Director Edgson ] Dogs ] Easement Roads ] EDC ] Elect. Boundary ] Environ. Advisory ] ESS ] Finance ] Fintry Develop ] Fintry Park ] Fire Boat ] Fire Bylaws ] Fire Dept. ] Fire Dept FOI ] Fire Hydrants ] Fire Minutes ] Fires House ] FOI Act ] Friends Fintry ] Garbage ] Garbage Area ] Garbage Bylaws ] Garb Comment 08 ] Garbage Contract ] Garbage Finance ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage La Casa ] Garbage Locker ] Garbage Minutes ] Garbage NOWESI ] Garbage Ombudsman ] Garbage Questionaire ] Garbage Secret ] Garbage Solution ] Garbage Survey ] Garbage Traders ] Governance Wide ] Government ] Helicopters ] History ] Killiney Hall ] Killiney Park ] La Casa ] Motorized Rec. ] NW OCP ] NWCA ] NWCA FOI ] NW Parks ] OKIB ] OKIB Logging ] OKIB Road ] OKIB Tax ] Peacocks ] Police Tax ] Property Tax ] RDCO ] RDCO Dog Minutes ] RDCO Jokes ] RDCO Policy ] RDCO Regs ] Report Animals ] Septic Systems ] Subdiv. History ] T. Mtn After Fire ] Terrace Mnt. Fire ] Trench Burner ] Vote Box ] Water Budget 08 ] Water Budget 09 ] Water Budget 10 ] Water Bylaws ] Water Construct ] Water FOI ] Water Grants ] Water Judgements ] Water Laws ] Water Meters ] Water Minutes ] Water Rates ] Water Right-of-Way ] Water Survey ] Water System ] Water VOS ] Water VOS Pics ] Water Well Data ] Water Wells ] Westside Road ] WR Development ] WR Incorporation ] WR Overpass ] WRIC ] Zoning Bylaw 66 ] Zoning Bylaw 1981 ] Zoning Bylaw 871 ]

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