Referendum in Queen Charlotte Saturday

  • Jun. 18, 2008 2:00 p.m.

Saturday is referendum day in Queen Charlotte, the first the village has ever had, and the question involves water. Following a public outcry last fall, village council agreed to hold a referendum on moving the water intake for the new system from below to above an old garbage dump. The question asks if voters approve of the village borrowing up to $900,000 to move the intake above the old dump. Voting yes will see water rates about double, voting no will likely mean the intake will be built below the dump as originally planned.Voting takes place at the Legion from 8 am to 8 pm. To be able to vote, you must reside or own property in the water service area, be 18 or older, a Canadian citizen, BC resident for 6 months, a resident of Queen Charlotte for 30 days. There are also provisions for non-resident property owners.