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Moratorium/opt-out Requests from Municipals Councials RE: Smart Meters in BC.

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Moratorium/opt-out Requests from Municipals Councials RE: Smart Meters in BC.

Post by lionking on Fri May 11, 2012 4:50 am

May 10,2012
Moratorium/Opt-Out Requests from Municipal Councils re Smart Meters in B.C.
Response to B.C. Public Health Act: Bill 23-2008 section 83 (1)

Smart Meter Moratorium Motion and / or Opt Out Tally List
Current Tally: 43
Congratulations and welcome, Ucluelet #43!

For links to help organize your own delegation request for a moratorium in your community, begin here.

A growing number of responsive and proactive B.C. Municipal and City Councils are passing motions for moratoriums on mandatory installation of B.C. Hydro's wireless "Smart" Meters as follows:

"According to Bill 23-2008 of the British Columbia Public Health Act, section 83

(1) a municipality must take action when it learns of something that could be harmful to its residents. It must notify the Minister of Health or take immediate action. At its June 27 Council meeting, the City of Colwood, B.C. passed a motion to write to the Minister of Health and, due to the potential for wireless smart meters to cause harm or to compromise security, request a moratorium on mandatory installations of wireless meters. The Council also requested that concerned residents be offered safer alternatives at no cost to them.

B.C. Councils who have considered the above request, and voted in favour of it:

Alert Bay
Burnaby
Central Saanich
Colwood
Chawathil
Central Kootenay Regional District (RDCK / Nelson /Fortis BC)
District of Highlands
Duncan
Enderby
Gold River
Hagwilget Village First Nation
Invermere
Islands Trust (Bowen Island)
Ladysmith
Lake Country / Winfield
Lake Cowichan
Langley Township
Maple Ridge (Moratorium declined, Opt Out Request Submitted)
Metchosin
Nanaimo
New Denver
North Cowichan
North Saanich
North Vancouver City
Oliver
Parksville
Powell River
Qualicum Beach
Regional District of Nanaimo
Richmond
Saanich District
Sechelt
Salmon Arm
Sicamous
Silverton
Sooke
Sunshine Coast Regional District
Surrey( Opt Out Request Submitted )
Tofino
Ucluelet
Vancouver
Victoria
White Rock
To be continued . . .



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Re: Moratorium/opt-out Requests from Municipals Councials RE: Smart Meters in BC.

Post by lionking on Fri May 11, 2012 9:17 am

[quote="lionking"] May 10,2012
Moratorium/Opt-Out Requests from Municipal Councils re Smart Meters in B.C.
Response to B.C. Public Health Act: Bill 23-2008 section 83 (1)

Smart Meter Moratorium Motion and / or Opt Out Tally List
Current Tally: 43
Congratulations and welcome, Ucluelet #43!

For links to help organize your own delegation request for a moratorium in your community, begin here.

A growing number of responsive and proactive B.C. Municipal and City Councils are passing motions for moratoriums on mandatory installation of B.C. Hydro's wireless "Smart" Meters as follows:

"According to Bill 23-2008 of the British Columbia Public Health Act, section 83

(1) a municipality must take action when it learns of something that could be harmful to its residents. It must notify the Minister of Health or take immediate action. At its June 27 Council meeting, the City of Colwood, B.C. passed a motion to write to the Minister of Health and, due to the potential for wireless smart meters to cause harm or to compromise security, request a moratorium on mandatory installations of wireless meters. The Council also requested that concerned residents be offered safer alternatives at no cost to them.

B.C. Councils who have considered the above request, and voted in favour of it:

Alert Bay
Burnaby
Central Saanich
Colwood
Chawathil
Central Kootenay Regional District (RDCK / Nelson /Fortis BC)
District of Highlands
Duncan
Enderby
Gold River
Hagwilget Village First Nation
Invermere
Islands Trust (Bowen Island)
Ladysmith
Lake Country / Winfield
Lake Cowichan
Langley Township
Maple Ridge (Moratorium declined, Opt Out Request Submitted)
Metchosin
Nanaimo
New Denver
North Cowichan
North Saanich
North Vancouver City
Oliver
Parksville
Powell River
Qualicum Beach
Regional District of Nanaimo
Richmond
Saanich District
Sechelt
Salmon Arm
Sicamous
Silverton
Sooke
Sunshine Coast Regional District
Surrey( Opt Out Request Submitted )
Tofino
Ucluelet
Vancouver
Victoria
White Rock
To be continued . . .
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This is the part that needed to be continued.
Moratorium on “Smart Meter” Reality Check
Municipalities in British Columbia are local governments incorporated by
the province. In total, there are 160 municipalities in the province,
covering over 85% of its population. They range from a 44 hectares 4
(109 acres) village with fewer than 200 people, to a city of 578,000.
A municipality is created to allow a community to govern itself and to
provide and regulate local services. These services typically include, but
are not limited to, the provision of drinking water, sewers, roads, fire
protection, streetlights, garbage/recycling collection, land use planning,
building inspection, and parks.
Municipal status
Within their limited jurisdictions, Municipalities are autonomous,
responsible and accountable to their citizens and to the province. Their
powers and responsibilities are regulated through the Local
Government Act of British Columbia, the Community Charter, and, in
the case of Vancouver, the Vancouver Charter. They have the power of
a natural person, the power to expropriate, and the power to establish
and enforce bylaws. They are able to raise funds through property
taxes and user fees, and borrow through the Municipal Finance
Authority to pay for services and capital costs.
Municipalities are governed by a mayor and council. These are
democratically elected on the third Saturday of November every three
years. The last municipal election occurred on November 15, 2008, and
the next will occur on November 19, 2011.
Each municipality is a member of a Regional District to which their
councils elect representatives. The Board of Directors of the Regional
District is used as a forum to discuss regional issues.
Union of British Columbia Municipalities
“The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) is an organization
that has served and represented the interests of local governments in
BC since 1905.
“In today's ever-changing world, where shifts in senior government 5
policies, or in economic, social or political conditions, can have an
immediate effect on local government, UBCM stands as a "listening
post." UBCM initiates, monitors, interprets and reacts where such
changes could have an effect on local governments and the
communities they serve.”
At the UBCM Conference in September, 2011, BC delegates voted 54%
to 46% to support a moratorium on Smart Meters in British Columbia.
List of 168 British Columbia Municipalities
Delegations to Mayors and Councils are helping to expedite the
process of sending official requests to the Ministers in Victoria.
Communities whose councils have formally requested
moratoriums are highlighted below.
100 Mile House
Abbotsford
Alert Bay √
Anmore
Armstrong
Ashcroft
Barriere
Belcara
Bowen Island and Gulf Islands (Islands Trust) √
Burnaby √
Burns Lake
Cache Creek
Campbell River
Canal Flats
Castlegar6
Central Saanich √
Central Kootenay District (RDCK Nelson) √
Chawathil First Nation √
Chase
Chetwynd
Chilliwack
Clearwater
Clinton
Coldstream
Columbia Shuswap (CSRD)
Colwood √
Comox
Coquitlam
Courtney
Cranbrook
Creston
Cumberland
Dawson Creek
Delta
Duncan √
Elkford
Enderby √
Esquimalt
Fernie
Fort Nelson
Fort St. James
Fort St. John
Fraser Lake
Fruitvale
Gibsons
Gold River √
Golden
Grand Forks
Granisle
Greenwood
Hagwilget Village First Nation √7
Harrison Hot Springs
Hazelton
Highlands District √
Hope
Houston
Hudson's Hope
Invermere √
Kamloops
Kaslo
Kelowna
Kent
Keremeos
Kimberley
Kitimat
Kootenay Boundary √
Ladysmith √
Lake Country / Winfield √
Lake Cowichan √
Langford
Langley City
Langley Township √
Lantzville
Lillooet
Lions Bay
Logan Lake
Lumby
Lytton
Mackenzie
Maple Ridge √
Masset
McBride
Merritt
Metchosin √
Midway
Mission
Montrose8
Nakusp
Nanaimo √
Nanaimo Regional District √
Nelson
New Denver √
New Hazelton
New Westminster
North Cowichan √
North Saanich √
North Vancouver City √
North Vancouver District
Oak Bay
Oliver √
Osoyoos
Parksville √
Peachland
Pemberton
Penticton
Pitt Meadows
Port Alberni
Port Alice
Port Clements
Port Coquitlam
Port Edward
Port Hardy
Port McNeill
Port Moody
Pouce Coupe
Powell River √
Prince George
Prince Rupert
Princeton
Qualicum Beach √
Queen Charlotte
Quesnel
Radium Hot Springs9
Revelstoke
Richmond √
Rossland
Saanich District √
Salmo
Salmon Arm √
Sayward
Sechelt District √
Sechelt Indian Government District
Sicamous √
Sidney
Silverton √
Slocan
Smithers
Sooke √
Spallumcheen
Sparwood
Squamish
Stewart
Summerland
Sun Peaks
Sunshine Coast Regional District √
Surrey √
Tahsis
Taylor
Telkwa
Terrace
Tofino √
Trail
Tumbler Ridge
Ucluelet √
Valemount
Vancouver √
Vanderhoof
Vernon
Victoria √10
View Royal
Warfield
Wells
West Vancouver
West Kelowna
Whistler
White Rock √
Williams Lake
Zeballo




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