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2021 Aquatic Facility Referendum

Do you support the Town borrowing up to $15 million to expand the existing pool facility? By hearing from our residents, Council members will better understand the community's wishes.

Aquatic Facility Referendum Question

When voting in the Municipal Election, residents will be asked the following question:

  • Do you support the Town borrowing up to $15,000,000.00 to expand the existing pool facility?
  • Residents may select YES or NO as their answer.
The referendum makes sure the community is heard and will demonstrate if there is community support to renovate and expand the existing aquatic facility.

Have questions? Check out the FAQ!

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Aquatic Facility Referendum – FAQ

This information will be updated regularly as we share answers to questions received over the coming months. Please check back!

What is a referendum?

  • A referendum is a public vote on a question. Referendums are an important part of democracy in a municipality, as they allow residents to have a direct say on issues under consideration by Town Council. The question in this referendum is: Do you approve the Town borrowing up to $15 million to expand the existing pool facility? Yes / No
  • Results of the referendum are "non-binding" and form part of a consultation process for Council. Council will make the final decision on whether or not the pool facility expansion proceeds. By hearing from our residents, Council members will better understand the community's wishes.

How do I vote in the Aquatic Facility Referendum?

  • Eligible voters will be given a referendum ballot with the municipal candidate ballot when they arrive at the polling station to vote in the Municipal Election on Monday, October 18, 2021. Complete the referendum ballot along with the municipal candidate ballot. There will be separate boxes for each ballot at the polling station.

How will I know how residents voted in the referendum?

  • Referendum results will be made public after election day on the Town's website and social media.
  • When will Council make a decision on the proposed pool expansion?
  • The question of borrowing up to $15 million dollars to expand the existing pool facility will be placed on a future Council agenda, following the Municipal Election. The incoming Council members will receive information about the proposed aquatic facility expansion, along with the results of the referendum. Results of the referendum are for their information only, and are non-binding.

Watch the Town's social media and check the Council agenda page following the Municipal Election, for information about Council agendas to learn when this item will appear at a regular Council meeting. Information presented to Council will be publicly available in the agenda package. Council meetings are broadcast live online.

NOTE

This referendum meets the legislative requirements of the Local Authorities Election Act. The results of the ballot are not binding to Council and will be used as information only for future budget decisions.


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