Community / Overview

If a community is interested in a new service that requires property tax to support its establishment and operation, Community Services can develop a feasibility study to evaluate the cost of providing the service to that area. 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.

Services that have been established include:

  • community halls, libraries and recreation centres
  • cemeteries
  • fire protection and rescue services
  • community water and sewer systems
  • street lighting
  • television rebroadcasting
  • electrical, telephone and natural gas extensions