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Notice to Electors of an Alternative Approval Process Regarding Property Acquisition Loan Authorization Bylaw 2021, No. 3145

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Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Langley is proposing to seek the approval of the electors of the City of Langley by an Alternative Approval Process.  This Alternative Approval Process applies to the entire City of Langley.  The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Langley City Council proceeding with the borrowing as set out in Property Acquisition Loan Authorization Bylaw 2021, No. 3145, unless it is approved by Assent Voting.

The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for strategic land acquisitions by way of debentures, a sum not exceeding Seven and a Half Million Dollars ($7,500,000) repayable not later than fifteen (15) years from the date of issue of such debentures.

The number of electors in the City of Langley is estimated to be 21,374. Council may proceed with adoption of Property Acquisition Loan Authorization Bylaw 2021, No. 3145 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (2137) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Langley sign and submit an Alternative Approval Process Elector Response Form indicating that Council may not proceed with the borrowing set out in Property Acquisition Loan Authorization Bylaw 2021, No. 3145 unless it is approved by Assent Voting.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • If you are in favour of the adoption of the bylaw, no action is required.
  • If you are an elector of the City of Langley and you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it first receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an Alternative Approval Process Elector Response form.
  • Elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Langley.  The forms are available at the reception counter at City Hall/Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, and on the City’s Alternative Approval Process webpage.
  • Completed elector response forms may only be submitted as follows:
    • Hand-delivered to the reception desk at Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC; OR
    • Mailed to the attention of the Corporate Officer, Administration Department, 2nd Floor, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B3; OR
    • Faxed to 604-514-2838; OR
    • E-mailed to kkenney@langleycity.ca 

Note: electronic signatures are not permitted

  • The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, June 7, 2021. Any forms submitted after this deadline will not be counted.
  • Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing.
  • A person may not sign an elector response form more than once.
  • A person who is not an elector of the City of Langley must not sign the elector response form.
  • A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on June 7, 2021.
  • The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in the elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector.
  • To sign an Alternative Approval Process Elector Response Form you must meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Langley:

Resident Electors:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen;
  • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed;
  • Must have been a resident of the City of Langley for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and
  • Must not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-Resident Property Electors:

  • Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Langley;
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen;
  • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed;
  • Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Langley for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed;
  • Must not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Note: If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may sign the Alternative Approval Process Elector Response Form and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners.  A Non-Resident Elector Consent Form can be obtained from the City’s Alternative Approval Process webpage or by contacting the Corporate Officer at kkenney@langleycity.ca.

The response form, the bylaw, and related material are available for public inspection beginning April 29, 2021, at the reception counter at Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC during normal business hours being 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) and on the City’s Alternative Approval Process webpage.

For more information on the Alternative Approval Process (AAP) contact:

Kelly Kenney, Corporate Officer
Tel: (604) 514-4591 or Email: kkenney@langleycity.ca

For more information on the initiatives for which the borrowing is proposed contact:

Darrin Leite, Director of Corporate Services
Tel: (604) 514-2806 or Email: dleite@langleycity.ca