ELECTION 2014: CVRD contest holds host of hopefuls and referendum questions

COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT: Candidate-heavy Shawnigan and Glenora areas twinned by three wins by acclamation

ELECTION 2014: CVRD contest holds host of hopefuls and referendum questions

Big races in Shawnigan Lake, and Cowichan Station-Sahtlam-Glenora, could mean new faces at the Cowichan Valley Regional District board table after the Nov. 15 election.

Those tight south-end fights contrast to three candidates, including two incumbents, winning by acclamation in north and west areas.

Those acclaimed include incumbent Ian Morrison in Cowichan Lake South-Skutz Falls (Area F); incumbent Mary Marcotte in North Oyster-Diamond (Area H); and former CVRD director Klaus Kuhn in Youbou-Meade Creek (Area I).

Six folks are on the election bill to fill Shawnigan Lake (Area B) seat being vacated by current director Bruce Fraser.

That contest will see voters choose between Robert Arndt, Brent Beach, Sonia Furstenau, Larry Jorginson, Lois Morrow and Bill Savage.

Perhaps the most crucial issue facing the area is a provincial contaminated soil-treatment permit being appealed by lake residents, and CVRD taxpayers.

Farther north in Cowichan Station-Sahtlam-Glenora, (Area E) long-time director Loren Duncan is lacing up against challengers Nathan Barker, Dan Ferguson, Janice Macalister, and Alison Nicholson.

Contests are booked in other Cowichan regional areas, where the looming election holds new four-year terms, replacing B.C.’s former three-years of service.

Kerry Davis faces incumbent Mike Walker in Mill Bay-Malahat (Area A); Matteus Clement duals Dara Quast in Cobble Hill (Area C), where long-time director Gerry Giles is retiring; and Currie Ellis is challenging incumbent director Lori Iannidinardo in Cowichan Bay (Area D).

Finally, Saltair-Gulf Islands (Area G) sees incumbent Mel Dorey row against Tom Hockin, and John Sherry.

 

Referendum Questions: There are 11 totally separate referendum questions being asked this fall and they are all different:

Electoral Area A (Mill Bay/Malahat) 1. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3831 – Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area A) Establishment Bylaw, 2014”, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $12,840 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.01451 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation andmaintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area B (Shawnigan Lake) 2. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3832 — Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area B) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $21,550 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.01427 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation andmaintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area C (Cobble Hill) 3. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3833 — Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area C) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $12,460 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.014566 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operationand maintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area D (Cowichan Bay) 4. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3834 — Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area D) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $7,900 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.01521 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation andmaintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area E (Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora) 5. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3835 — Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area E) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $9,360 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.01680 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation andmaintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area F (Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls) 6. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3836 — Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area F) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $7,960 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.01964 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation andmaintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area F (Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls) 7. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3840 — Cowichan Aquatic Centre Annual Contribution Service (Area F) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $10,000 or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.02468 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Cowichan Aquatic Centre with costs associated with the operation and maintenance of thefacility?

Electoral Area G (Saltair/Gulf Islands) 8. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3837 — Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area G) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $8,340 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.01490 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation andmaintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area H (North Oyster/Diamond) 9. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3838 — Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area H) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $9,860 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.01839 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area I (Youbou/Meade Creek) 10. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3839 — Chesterfield Sports Society Annual Financial Contribution Service (Area I) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $8,000 per year, or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.01664 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation andmaintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex?

Electoral Area I (Youbou/Meade Creek) 11. Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3842 — Cowichan Aquatic Centre Annual Contribution Service (Area I) Establishment Bylaw, 2014″, that would allow the CVRD to annually requisition the greater of $10,000 or an amount equal to the amount that could be raised by a property value tax of $0.02080 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements, to assist the Cowichan Aquatic Centre with costs associated with the operation and maintenance of thefacility?