THE PUBLIC IS REQUESTED TO TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, Council of the City of Revelstoke has given three readings to each of the following Loan Authorization Bylaws:
1. Court House Roof Dome Reconstruction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1979
This Bylaw will authorize the borrowing of no more than $300,000 for a period of 25 years to undertake the reconstruction of the Court House Roof Dome. The borrowing will be financed by general taxation.
Project Information: The copper dome roof at the Court House has reached the end of it’s functional life and is in need of immediate replacement. The City is considering replacing the roofing material with either copper or an elastomeric material. The decision as to which material will be used will depend upon tendered value results for replacing the roof with either of the 2 materials as well as an analysis of the long term maintenance costs and expected life span of the roofing materials.
2. Road Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1993
This Bylaw will authorize the borrowing of no more than $620,000 for a period of 25 years to undertake the road reconstruction and rehabilitation. The borrowing will be financed by general taxation.
Project Information: The work to be funded by this bylaw includes pavement repair and curve realignment on Power House Road and road reconstruction on King Street and 2nd Street in lower town. Failure to complete the Power house project could impact the movement of traffic through the industrial area of the City. Failure to complete the 2nd Street and King Street work will result in further deterioration of the road infrastructure and effective collection of storm water in the surrounding residential area.
3. Community Centre Roof Replacement Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1994
This Bylaw will authorize the borrowing of no more than $200,000 for a period of 25 years to undertake the replacement of the Community Centre Roof. The borrowing will be financed by general taxation.
Project Information: As part of the City’s roof replacement plan a portion of the roof on the Community Centre has been identified for replacement as the existing roofing material has failed. Failure to complete the project could compromise the integrate of the building envelope.
4. Downie Force Main Replacement Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1995
This Bylaw will authorize the borrowing of no more than $1,000,000 for a period of 25 years to undertake the Downie Force Main Replacement. The borrowing will be financed by sewer rates.
Project Information: The Downie Street sanitary sewer force main, which runs from the Downie Street lift Station to the sewage lagoon, is potentially reaching the end of the pipe material’s life. The project includes sampling of existing pipe material to determine the condition of the material and if replacement is warranted. Additionally, the project will include the installation of pipe pig launch and retrieval ports to restore capacity to the force main pipe in the event that it does not require replacement. Failure to carry out the work could lead to failure of the pipe which would negatively impact the sewage collection system for 2/3rd of the City.
5. Desludging Lagoon #1 Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1996
This Bylaw will authorize the borrowing of no more than $500,000 for a period of 25 years to undertake the Desludging of Lagoon #1. The borrowing will be financed by sewer rates.
Project Information: The accumulated septage in Cell 1 at the sewage treatment plant has reached the point where it needs to be removed in order to restore capacity to the cell. Based upon survey information gathered, it is estimated that there is approximately 950 dry tonnes of material which will need to be removed. Failure to complete the work will prevent the waste water treatment plant from working properly.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the provisions of Section 86 of the Community Charter, the Council of the City of Revelstoke may adopt the (1) Court House Roof Dome Reconstruction Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1979; (2) Road Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1993; (3) Community Centre Roof Replacement Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1994; (4) Downie Force Main Replacement Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1995; and Desludging Lagoon #1 Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1996 and undertake the noted projects, unless within 30 days of the publication of the second notice in the Revelstoke Times Review, that deadline being 12:00 noon, Monday, August 29, 2011, at least 10% of the electors of the City of Revelstoke indicate on an elector Response Form their opposition to the proposed Loan Authorization Bylaw. In that event, the Council of the City of Revelstoke must obtain the assent of the electors on the Bylaw before proceeding.
Explanation of Alternative Approval Process: As described in this notice, if an elector opposes borrowing for any of the following projects: (1) $300,000 for reconstruction of the court house roof dome; (2) $620,000 for road reconstruction and rehabilitation; (3) $200,000 for the replacement of the community centre roof; (4) $1,000,000 for the Downie force main replacement; or (5) $500,000 for the desludging of lagoon #1, the elector may sign one or more elector response forms indicating this opposition. If at least 10% of the electors of Revelstoke indicate their opposition in this way, then the City of Revelstoke cannot proceed with the borrowing without obtaining the assent of the majority of the electors voting on a referendum on this question. Electors should note that this question applies to borrowing only, and Council could choose to proceed with the project without borrowing.
The Community Charter of the Province of British Columbia requires that in order for the elector opposition to be valid -
1. The person signing the form must be an eligible elector of the City of Revelstoke.
2. The form must include the full name, signature and residential address of the elector and must be in the form established by the Council of the City of Revelstoke. Forms are available at City Hall.
3. The number of elector responses required to prevent the Council of the City of Revelstoke from proceeding without the assent of the electors is 375 for each bylaw.
The Elector Response Form will be available for signing in the main office at the entrance to City Hall, 216 Mackenzie Ave., Revelstoke, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday inclusive except for statutory holidays until the deadline. The deadline for signatures to be received will be no later than 12:00 noon, Monday, August 29, 2011.