The Township of Langley is seeking approval to borrow $25 million to fund the construction of a replacement firehall in Brookswood. This level of debt requires public approval, and the Township is using the Alternative Approval Process, which only those opposed need to vote.
Similarly, as with the process recently undertaken by the City of Langley, the Langley Chamber is urging Mayor and Council to understand the long-term implications of debt, including the ongoing debt servicing costs, which will need to be funded through property tax increases in future years. The Chamber supports investment in key infrastructure but warns decision-makers to be clear-eyed on the cost implications on residents and businesses.
As a resident or property owner within the Township, your opinion matters, and you have the opportunity to influence the decision-making process.
The Township of Langley is seeking elector approval to borrow funds for the Fire Hall construction project in the Brookswood neighbourhood. The borrowing can proceed unless at least 10% of eligible electors oppose it.
Eligibility to Participate
If you wish to participate, you must meet the following criteria: Canadian citizen / Over the age of 18 / Resident of BC for at least the past six months / Township of Langley resident or property owner for at least the past 30 days.
Expressing Your Opinion
If you support or are indifferent to the borrowing of funds, no action is required on your part.
However, if you oppose the borrowing, you can download and print a copy of the response form here >
Then the completed form must be received, either by mail or in the on-site drop box, at the Township Civic Facility ( 20338 – 65 Avenue, Langley) on or before 4:30 pm on Thursday, August 31, 2023.
Faxed, scanned, or emailed forms will not be counted.
Please note: For full details and official documents related to the loan process, please visit the Township’s website or contact the Legislative Services Department at 604-533-6100.