On Monday, February 19, at 4:00 pm, the Alternate Approval Process (AAP) deadline passed. The Corporate Officer for the City of Maple Ridge has done a count of the signatures on the Elector Response Forms. None of the borrowing bylaws associated with the eight proposed community facility projects received enough signatures to meet the minimum threshold of 10% (5,828) of the eligible electors. This means they are considered to have ‘Elector Approval’ under section 86 of the Community Charter.
In the interest of timeliness and transparency the results of the number of signatures received for each project included in the AAP is listed below. This is an accurate count of the signatures received, which has been confirmed in a multi-count process. The City has not yet reviewed the signatures against the eligibility requirements or checked for duplicates, and for this reason the results are defined as ‘unverified.’
The number of signatures (unverified) were:
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Renovation: 1,069
Telosky Stadium Synthetic Fields: 1,270
Albion Community Centre: 1,331
Silver Valley Neighbourhood Gathering Places: 1,508
Hammond Community Centre Renovation: 1,254
Whonnock lake Canoe and Kayak Facility Improvement: 1,320
Maple Ridge Secondary School Track Facility Upgrades: 1,244
Ice Sheet Addition: 1,501
Council will be provided with a report on the AAP process in the coming weeks. Each of the projects that were part of the AAP will come back to Council, separately, as the necessary background work on each project is completed. At that time Council will determine how they wish to proceed on a project-by-project basis.
More information about each proposed project is available below.