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General News · 3rd July 2020
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BYLAW NO. 389 (Please view/download the full Bylaw HERE)

Deadline for filing AAP responses with Regional District: July 27, 2020

A BYLAW TO ESTABLISH A SERVICE FOR PROVIDING SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS REQUIRING THE SERVICES OF THE CAMPBELL RIVER HOSPITAL

Service Established
There is hereby established a service to be known as the Home Away From Home service.

The Board of directors for the Strathcona Regional District is seeking the approval of the electors by alternative approval process for Bylaw No. 389, being Home Away From Home Service Establishing Bylaw 2020. If adopted, Bylaw No. 389 would authorize the Regional District to establish a service for providing short term accommodation for patients and their family members requiring the services of the Campbell River Hospital.

Definition
- In this bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires, "short term accommodation" means living accommodation that is designed for short term use by persons who are awaiting hospital procedures or have been recently discharged from hospital and family members of such persons.
Service Described
- The service hereby established includes the design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities to provide short term accommodation for hospital patients and their families.
Service Area Boundaries
The boundaries of the service area include the entirety of the Strathcona Regional District.

Participating Areas
The participating areas for the service are the City of Campbell River, Village of Gold River,
Village of Sayward, Village of Tahsis, Village of Zeballos, Electoral Area A (KyuquotlNootkaSayward, Electoral Area B (Cortes Island), Electoral Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets) and Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake).

Limit on Requisition
The maximum amount that may be requisitioned annually for the service is the equivalent of $0.023 per 1,000 of the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area. Apportionment of Costs
The annual net costs of the service shall be apportioned to the participating areas on the basis of the converted value of land and improvements for hospital district purposes.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. If you qualify as an elector for the Strathcona Regional District and you are opposed to the adoption of Bylaw No. 389 you can sign and submit an elector response form.
2. If you are NOT opposed to the adoption of Bylaw No. 389 you need not do anything.
3. To submit an elector response form you must qualify as a resident elector or a non-resident property elector for the Strathcona Regional District.
[Note: Only one non-resident property elector may submit an elector response form per property regardless of the number of owners for that property. If a property is owned by more than one person the elector appointed by a majority of the owners must complete and submit an authorization form on behalf of the property.]
4. Only one elector per elector response form is permitted.