The residents of Hornby Island have spoken with a resounding “nay” to the Hornby Island fire hall funding.
The Comox Valley Regional District applied the Alternative Approval Process to seek elector support for a $1.6 million loan to help fund the construction of a new fire hall on Hornby Island.
In compliance with the rules, 10 per cent of the electorate – 83 or more electors – had to submit response forms opposing the adoption of the bylaw to borrow the funds.
A total of 212 response forms, representing 25.5 per cent of the electorate, were received by the Jan. 15 deadline.
There were originally 220 forms received, however eight submissions subsequently requested (in writing) to have their responses removed from the count.
If the CVRD wishes to proceed with the bylaw, it must now be presented by way of referendum.