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West Fernie project needs public support

The City of Fernie is asking for the public’s help in the West Fernie Boundary extension.

On July 29, the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) released the official results for the West Fernie Servicing and Restructure project, confirming that the project has received the required support to proceed.

But the city must receive public input before moving forward.

Last week, council approved the distribution of an elector response form to Fernie residents—a form that opposes the boundary extension.

Chief Administrative Officer, Jim Hendricks said that 10 per cent, or 378 of the 3,778 estimated number of eligible electors—residents at least 18 years of age who own property within the jurisdiction—must sign the document for the project to be hampered with.

If less than 10 per cent of the forms are received by September 29 at 5 p.m. the first phase of the Servicing and Restructure project will move forward as planned.

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