The RID will have a public meeting March 19, 2020 at the Raymond Ag Society building in place of its yearly seminar, the meeting will commence at 9:30 AM and the topic is expansion. We will serve a meal at noon and then have the RID annual meeting at 1:00 PM.
The plebiscite vote will take place March 26 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM using the RID office as the polling station.
A notice will be advertised 2 times prior to the meeting in a local paper as per the act.
The RID board passed a bylaw Jan 7, 2020 setting the date of the vote as March 26, 2020.
The board is seeking to increase the total irrigated acres in the RID from 46,500 to 52,000 FYI.
RAYMOND IRRIGATION DISTRICT
BYLAW # 2020 – 7
Bylaw Setting the Date for an Expansion Limit Plebiscite
WHEREAS, by Section 177(2)(c) of the Irrigation Districts Act, RSA 2000, Chapter 1-11 states that a District may make a bylaw to change its expansion limit;
AND WHEREAS Section 12(4) (a) & (b) states if a District proposes to make such a bylaw, the Board must
(a) hold a meeting with the public, and
(b) by resolution authorize the holding of a plebiscite to obtain the approval of
AND WHEREAS Section 12 (7) states the provisions of Part 3 governing an election apply to the holding of a plebiscite,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED as a bylaw of the Raymond Irrigation District that:
The date for a plebiscite to obtain the approval of the irrigators to change the expansion limit of the Raymond Irrigation District shall be March 26, 2020
Read the first time this 7 day of January, 2020.
Read the second time this 7 day of January, 2020.
Read the third time this 7 day of January, 2020.
Passed unanimously by the Board of the Raymond Irrigation District this
7 day of January, 2020