After the incorporation vote, what’s next?

  • Apr. 13, 2005 1:00 p.m.

Now that Queen Charlotte has voted to incorporate, the provincial cabinet will establish the new municipality by creating letters patent that include o the date of incorporation
o municipal boundaries
o legal name of the community
o political and administrative structure, appointment of a chief electoral officer
o schedule of first election and transfer of existing by-laws and services.
The draft of the letters is expected mid-June, and the province has asked the incorporation study committee to remain active until then to look them over before final approval, said Leslie Johnson of the study committee.
An interim administrator will be appointed by the province to create an administrative structure until the first council is elected in November.
Although Queen Charlotte and Skidegate Landing are unincorporated, there’s been an organized body to represent residents since 1979 when the Queen Charlotte/Skidegate Landing Advisory Planning commission formed. In the mid-80’s, the community formed a sewer and water committee to manage the new water system.
In 1998, the regional district joined the two to form the current management committee. This was formed to administer the communities’ day-to-day affairs, and make recommendations to the regional district, but wasn’t independent, and any by-laws had to be passed by the regional district.
For further information about the incorporation process, go to http://www.mcaws.gov.bc.ca/lgd/gov_structure/incorporation_guide.pdf

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