Comox council approves annexation for future development

Comox may soon be getting bigger with the Hector-Aspen Road boundary extension

  • Jul. 6, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Comox may soon be getting bigger.

At a special council meeting June 29, council approved the Hector-Aspen Road boundary extension, which allows the town to expand for future development and services.

Council proceeded with approval through the alternative approval process (AAP) – a process where elector approval is deemed to have been obtained on a matter unless at least 10 per cent of the eligible electors indicate that they are opposed. If more than 10 per cent indicate they are opposed, then a referendum would be required before council could proceed with the application.

Only two forms were submitted in opposition of the application. Based on 10 per cent of the electorate of 10,509 eligible voters, at least 1,051 forms would have to have been submitted in order to trigger a referendum on the matter.

The proposal will now be forwarded to to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

–Erin Haluschak

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