Annex rules sought

Electoral areas are looking to lay down some rules for properties jumping boundaries into Vernon

Electoral areas are looking to lay down some rules for properties jumping boundaries into Vernon.

The Electoral Area Advisory Committee is hoping Vernon will be willing to enter into a discussion to establish a boundary extension protocol agreement.

“Right now there’s nothing,” said EAAC chairperson Bob Fleming, who is also director for BX-Swan Lake.

The main concern with properties being annexed into the city is that there is no sort of compensation for the loss of tax base.

“We just lose ‘em, city gets ‘em and we pay for it,” said Fleming.

The request stems from a block annexation proposal from the city, which the electoral areas is deferring in hopes of gaining an agreement.

“It would be completely voluntary on the part of Vernon,” said Fleming.