NOTICE OF POLL
TO DECIDE ON THE PROPOSAL TO CLOSE THE RANGINUI WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND SUPPLY AS A DRINKING WATER SUPPLY
Otorohanga District Council has resolved to work towards closing the Ranginui Water Treatment Plant and Scheme as a human drinking water supply. Part of that process requires Council to hold a referendum on the proposal in accordance with the Local Electoral Act 2001. On that basis, a poll of scheme users will be conducted on Friday 1st July 2016 by postal vote using the First Past the Post electoral system to consider the following proposal:
Do you support the Ranginui Water Treatment Plant and Scheme being closed as a supply of human drinking water?
The poll result will be binding. Council will use the final poll result to determine whether to continue with formal closure action. It should be noted that even if a positive response to the referendum is obtained, water will continue to be supplied for farm stock and other agricultural purposes.
The preliminary electoral roll to be used for the poll has been prepared and can be inspected from Tuesday 5 April to Thursday 5 May 2016 at:
- Otorohanga District Council, 17 Maniapoto St, Otorohanga, during normal business hours
- Arohena Primary School, 40 Pukewhau Road, Wharepapa South during school office hours from Tuesday 5 April to Friday 15th April 2016 and from Monday 2 May to Thursday 5 May 2016.
Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Thursday 5 May 2016. Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:
- Completing an enrolment form available at Post Shops,
- Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
- Visiting the Elections website (www.elections.org.nz)
Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Otorohanga District Council office and must be received by the Electoral Officer before 4pm Thursday 5 May 2016.
The voting period for this poll will be from Thursday 9 June to midday on Friday 1 July 2016.
For more information please contact:
Electoral Officer – Otorohanga District Council
firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 666 033