Many voters in the Cariboo will have the power of two votes in the upcoming local government election.
One to vote for a local government representative. The other to vote for or against the proposed Sam Ketcham pool upgrade.
Even if people don’t have to vote because their local representative has been acclaimed, officials are encouraging voters to still cast their ballot on the pool referendum.
The referendum, which will be held on voting day, Saturday Nov. 15, will ask voters if they approve borrowing up to $10 million over 20 years.
The remainder of the cost of the approximately $11.3 million project will need to be made up from grants, fundraising and capital reserves.
Residents eligible to vote on the pool referendum fall within the Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services Area; those include much of 150 Mile House, Sugar Cane, Esler, South Lakeside, North Lakeside, Pine Valley, Wildwood, Fox Mountain, Chimney Valley Commodore Heights, Dog Creek Road, Dugan Lake, Flett subdivision, all Williams Lake city residents and more. Check the district’s website for a full map.
Advance voting opportunities are available at the Cariboo Regional District office and at city hall in Williams Lake on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for those who plan to be out-of-town for the fall break.