South Sewer Project voted down

Residents overwhelmingly say "no thanks"

  • Jun. 18, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Record staff

The multi-phase, multi-partner south sewer project was unceremoniously flushed down the drain Saturday, as nearly three quarters of voters who took part in the referendum voted against the estimated $56 million project.

The Comox Valley Regional District had secured approximately $35 million in funding for the project.

The referendum was asking residents of Royston, Union Bay and Kilmarnock whether or not they were in favour of tax payer-based funding for the balance of the project, amortized over 30 years. The estimated cost to homeowners was pegged at between $1,800 and $2,000 per year.

A total of 963 votes were cast, 681 of which voted against the proposal, 71 per cent.*

The second question put to voters was whether or not they supported a public–private partnership (P3) agreement. Of the 967 votes cast on that question, 729 voted no, or 75 per cent.*

See Tuesday’s Record for reaction from the referendum results.

 

*Results unofficial. Official results will be posted June 22.

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