General News · 17th January 2010
If fewer than 99 eligible voters return the Alternate Approval Process Form, the Community Hall tax will pass.
If more than 99 voters return the form the process will not necessarily end. Director Anderson will have to choose how to proceed. At her discretion, the same concept could be brought forward as a referendum question. (When I was director referendum costs were estimated around $15,000 - $20,000 but that may have changed.) She could also chose to lower the maximum requisition or to create an area tax service whereby Manson's area residents would solely be taxed for costs associated with Manson's Hall. An area tax for Whaletown could be created at a future date when and if such a tax was deemed necessary. She could opt not to proceed at all or decide to have open public discussions to build a creative concept from the grassroots level which relfects the opinions a a broad cross section of interested and affected parties. These options are the first to come to my mind, I am sure many others exist.