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2011 Referendum Bylaw
Port Moody Fire Hall #1 Construction Project
Loan Authorization Bylaw, 2010, No. 2878
April 16, 2011

58% of Port Moody voters voted in favour of the City's plan to borrow up to $16M to rebuild the Fire Hall No. 1. Below are details of the election results.

  LOCATION  YES   NO       TOTAL VOTES     

Advance voting

260

12   

272

Mobile voting

36

19

55

Glenayre Community Centre

161

196

357

Heritage Mountain Community Centre 

64

35

99

Kyle Centre

78

90

168

Recreation Complex

543

375

918

       

TOTAL

YES NO  TOTAL VOTES
  1142 838 1980

Number of eligible electors from list
of Electors (does not include new
registrations)

    21,551
       

 Percentage voter turnout

    9.2%

On Saturday April 16, 2011 PPort Moody citizens voted in a local referendum regarding financing to replace Fire Hall No.1.

Fire Hall No. 1 was originally built in 1974 and has been steadily deteriorating in recent years. Currently the fire hall has structural damage, the most significant of which are cracks in the foundation and areas where the floor slab has pulled away from the foundation walls. Although the City has carried out seismic upgrades to shore up the building, it has now exceeded its useful life and needs to be replaced.

In addition, at 33,000, Port Moody’s population is now three times what it was when the original fire hall was built. Our population continues to grow, and the department needs more room to meet current and future needs. In January 2010, Council engaged in a public consultation process to determine the most acceptable option for replacing Fire Hall No. 1. There was strong support from the public to replace the fire hall on its current site at Ioco Rd. and Murray St.

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With public safety being a priority for Council, the City allocated funds to complete a preliminary design. Council also chose the replacement of Fire Hall No. 1 as the single major City-funded capital project in the 2009-2014 financial plan.

This is a significant project for the City of Port Moody. Council wanted to offer the public an opportunity to vote on Bylaw No. 2878.

Synopsis of bylaw

Port Moody Fire Hall #1 Construction Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2878 authorizes the City of Port Moody to borrow up to $16,000,000 for the construction of a new Fire Hall to replace the existing Fire Hall #1 at 200 Ioco Road. The maximum term for the debt under Bylaw 2878 is the lesser of 30 years and the reasonable life expectancy of the Fire Hall. This Bylaw applies to the entire City of Port Moody.

Port Moody Fire Hall Referendum Presentation

Take 20 minutes to learn why we need to borrow up to $16M to build a new fire hall.

Feedback from January 2010 Fire Hall Townhall Meeting 

Read questions from the public and the City's responses

View Fire Hall Public Feedback

Port Moody Fire Hall Referendum brochure


View the public brochure

Last updated: 06/01/2015 3:39:09 PM