Amalgamation Referendum Timing Reconsideration – September 5 at 5:00 pm

Duncan Mayor and Council will be reconsidering when to hold the referendum on the amalgamation of Duncan and North Cowichan at a Special Meeting on September 5, 2017, at 5:00 pm, when all members of Council are present. The public are welcome to attend.

City Council has previously debated whether to hold the referendum next spring or at the same time as the next municipal elections on Oct. 20, 2018. At a meeting in July, a motion to hold it next spring was defeated due to a tie vote because one Councillor was absent from the meeting. The Mayor has requested that the matter be brought back for reconsideration at a meeting when all Council members are in attendance.

Both municipalities must agree to when the referendum should be held, and the province must sign off on it, before the vote can proceed. North Cowichan’s council has decided that they would like the referendum to take place next spring.

Questions? Please contact City Hall at 250-746-6126.