From the Sault Star:
City council has approved the framework for putting a "Boxing Day question" on the November 2010 municipal election ballot.
Council learned in a report Monday from city solicitor Lorrie Bottos that putting a question on the matter on the 2010 ballot would carry minimal cost and that a bylaw must be passed by May 2010 to move forward.
The Municipal Elections Act states that council must pass a resolution at least 180 days prior to voting day, to allow for the question to be included as part of the municipal election.
from the Sault Star:
The question must be written in a clear, concise, neutral manner and be capable of being answered yes or no.
If at least 50 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot on the question, and more than 50 per cent of the votes are in favor, then the decision is binding.
Previously, council has gone to the public for its opinion on such matters as fluoridation of the water supply, Sunday shopping, and Casino Sault Ste. Marie.