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Alternative Approval Process

Alternative Approval Process

NOTE: The Alternative Approval Process for Bylaw No. 803 has passed it's deadline. Elector Assent was NOT OBTAINED.

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A Brief history of the Alternative Approval Process can be reviewed below.


The Village of Ashcroft is undertaking an Alternative Approval Process.

This is pursuant to Section 86 and Section 175 of the Community Charter and proposes the Village of Ashcroft Council's intention to adopt "Ashcroft Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 803, 2016" which authorizes the borrowing of up to $4,128,739  to be repaid over a period not exceeding 30 years in order to finance the costs of Upgrades to the Ashcroft Water Treatment Plant,

The area to which this Alternative Approval Process applies is located within the Village boundaries.

Documents Related to the Alternative Approval Process
Report on the Alternative Approval Process to Council (April 25th, 2016) ( pdf)
Elector Response Form (This form must be complete with both sides printed onto one sheet of paper) ( pdf)
Bylaw No. 803 ( pdf)
Approval from the Province for Bylaw No. 803 ( pdf)


Alternative Approval Process
Council may proceed with the aforementioned borrowing after 30 days of the last of the two newspaper publications of this Notice unless at least 10% of the electors petition Council to submit this matter to the electors for assent by submitting a signed Elector Response Form to the Village of Ashcroft Office no later than 4:00 pm on June 13th, 2016. Postmarks will not be accepted as date of submission. Elector Response Forms may not be submitted by email or facsimile. Elector Response Forms may be picked up at the Village Office during the hours noted above.
Elector Response Forms must be in the form established by the Village of Ashcroft and only those persons who qualify as electors of the municipality are entitled to sign Elector Response Forms. An Accurate copy of the blank Elector Response Form may be used. Only Elector Response Forms with an original signature are to be submitted. For the Elector Response Form to be accepted, it must meet the following conditions:
Only eligible electors of the Village of Ashcroft are entitled to sign the form;
  • The full name of the elector must be stated;
  • The residential address of the elector must be stated;
  • Elector must sign the form. No person may sign the form on the behalf of another
  • If applicable the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to vote a as non-resident property elector must be stated;
  • A person must not sign more than one Elector Response Form in relation to the same Alternative Approval Process;
  • A person who is not an elector of the area of the approval process must not sign an Elector Response Form unless they qualify as a non-resident elector.
If less than 10% (148) of municipal electors submit an Elector Response Form the borrowing proposal will be deemed to have the approval of the electors. For the purpose of conducting the alternative approval process, the number of electors is 1484.
Resident electors must:
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months;
  • be a resident of Ashcroft for at least 30 days; and
  • not be disqualified by an Provincial enactment, or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election.
Non-Resident property electors must:
  • not be entitled to register as a resident elector of Ashcroft
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months;
  • be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days;
  • not be disqualified by any Provincial enactment or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election; and
  • only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in a jurisdiction.
Elector Reponses Forms are available from the Village Office located at 601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft, BC open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm for lunch, Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays or on the village website at www.ashcroftbc.ca