B13: Boundary Extension Guidelines



NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Defeated by the NCLGA Membership


WHEREAS the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’s boundary extension guidelines for obtaining rural property owners' opinions can be calculated using either:

  • one opinion per property owner (regardless of the number of properties owned ) OR
  • one opinion per parcel regardless of parcel size or assessment value,

and both calculation types create inequities and unfairness,

AND WHEREAS rural property owners' opinions should be calculated using the Community Charter’s local area service project formula: 50% of the property owners who have over 50% of the assessed value of land and improvements to provide consistency, fairness and equity,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA be requested to petition the UBCM to request the Province of BC to amend their boundary extension guidelines to utilize the local area service project’s calculation formula when tabulating rural property owners' opinions.


The UBCM membership considered but did not endorse resolution 2014-B100 from the same sponsor, which called on the provincial government to amend municipal boundary extension guidelines to utilize the local area service project calculation formula to gauge rural property owners' opinions.

Members have endorsed resolutions in support of a greater role in the decision-making process for residents of rural areas identified in proposals for municipal boundary extension (2013-B3, 2003-A14, 1991-B62).