The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) announced today that the 108 Mile Ranch Water System Upgrade assent vote (referendum) will be held on February 27, 2016 at the 108 Mile Community Hall. Advance polls will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at the South Cariboo Recreation Complex in 100 Mile House, and on February 22 at the 108 Mile Community Hall. Advance polling stations and general voting day polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Residents in the 108 Mile Water System Service Area will be voting to determine whether they wish to undertake borrowing for improvements to their water system. Upgrades are needed to address high concentrations of manganese, and develop an alternative ground water supply to help reduce lake level declines. Two thirds funding has been secured from the Small Communities Fund, and the other 1/3 will need to be borrowed.
A public meeting and open house session will be held at the 108 Community Hall on February 15 at 7 p.m. At this session residents will be able to learn more about the proposal in order to help them make an informed decision at the polls.