CRD residents vote overwhelmingly to continue with fringe fire protection from the city of Williams Lake

The fringe fire referendum has passed with an overwhelming majority.

The final results show with a vote of 978 in favour and 30 against, Cariboo Regional District residents living in the fringe fire protection area have chosen to continue receiving fire protection from the city of Williams Lake Fire Department.

Polls closed at 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 24.

Chief administrative officer Janis Bell said the CRD is pleased with the turnout for the referendum.

The advance polls saw 16 mail in votes,  258 votes on Nov. 14, 255 votes on Nov. 19 and on general election day 479 votes, for a grand total of 1008 eligible voters.

“This is one of the best turnouts we have had for any CRD referendum in my experience with the organization.  This positive turnout shows that people understood what was being asked of them, and they obviously felt it was important to exercise their right to vote and have their say,” Bell said.

The CRD will now be moving forward to finalize details under a new agreement with the City of Williams Lake based on the outcome of this referendum and the message received from affected residents.

 

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