Referendum Question

August 16, 2011


AQUATIC CENTRE SERVICE for ELECTORAL AREA ‘H’ (RURAL PRINCETON) and TOWN OF PRINCETON On Saturday, September 24, 2011, qualified electors within the proposed Electoral Area ‘H’ (Princeton Rural) and Town of Princeton Service Area will be voting on the following question: The purpose of Bylaw No. 2564, 2011 is to establish a service for the […]

Nothing To Be Gained

August 12, 2011


[Anonymous] ~ The overly hasty decision of the pool committee to proceed with the referendum after the RDOS Board’s decision last Thursday exposes the whole process for the political sham that it has been from start to finish. The degree of anger at splitting the vote shown by the mayor, the [Redacted], the recreation centre […]

Growth Management

August 10, 2011


This section of the Official Community Plan is particularly interesting because of the recent Aquatic Centre proposal and it’s relation to quality of life and infrastructure. Section 7.0 states: Growth Management is an essential component of a well planned community as it enables a community to direct growth in a manner that protects quality of […]

Posted in: Bylaws, OCP

Community Vision

August 6, 2011


As many know, the draft official community plan is now available for comment. One of the cornerstones of that document, developed with extensive community consultation, is the community vision. Section 5.0 outlines a set of common expectations and a shared vision among the different communities that comprise the Electoral Area H. It emphasizes values residents […]

Posted in: Bylaws, OCP

Message from Committee – Separate Votes

August 5, 2011


[Nadine McEwen] ~ Message from the Princeton & District Aquatic Centre Referendum Committee The Princeton & District Aquatic Centre Referendum Committee will be mailing out Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ-revision 3) information packages to every land owner in the Town of Princeton and Area H within the next few weeks. This package will give answers to […]

There Should Be Two Votes

August 4, 2011


[Spencer Coyne] ~ Area H does carry a lot of what happens in the town including the Arena and now Riverside. As for this referendum I am a little perplexed as to why the Town residents are voting on the same referendum question as Area H residents are. It will be the RDOS borrowing the […]

Referendum Concerns – Who To Ask?

August 3, 2011


[Linda Allison] ~ I have huge concerns about the upcoming aquatic center referendum in Area H. Who do I contact in RDOS to make my concerns known and who, in RDOS, can provide me with further info on the referendum? There is a “pool committee” in the community whose mandate was to gather and provide […]

BYLAW NO. 2541 – pay it again Sam

August 1, 2011


A reader sends us this heads up: “This is an added tax that we will be paying for the arena as well as the wellness centre. Osoyoos had an increase of only .26 and I was wondering why our area was so much higher? This increased tax for these buildings was not brought up at […]

Posted in: Bylaws, Discussion, News

Same Consultant – Different Story

July 26, 2011


[Nienke Klaver] ~ In the spring of 2008, the Town of Princeton retained Bruce Carscadden Architect Inc (BCA), Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants (PERC), and their consultant team of structural, code, and costing professionals to consider the feasibility of an indoor aquatic centre. They do not recommend or advise against the pool. The same consultants did […]

Don’t Let Princeton Vote For Us

July 26, 2011


There is a petition circulating asking Area H residents to support their democratic independence within the regional district. Here is what the information sheet says: A referendum for Princeton together with the diverse communities of Area H is scheduled for September 24. The process is flawed. The amalgamation of the Town of Princeton and Area […]