Community / Overview

When a community desires a new service that will require a local property tax to support its establishment and operation, Community Services can assist by developing a feasibility study. The feasibility study evaluates the cost of providing the service to the area that will benefit, and pay for it. If there is local support for a new service, property owner and Regional District Board approval is needed before the service can begin. Property owner approval normally takes the form of a referendum or formal petition.

The Regional District has helped to establish or support community halls, cemeteries, fire protection, libraries, recreation centres, rescue services, community water and sewer systems, street lighting, television rebroadcasting, and electrical, telephone and natural gas extensions.