RDCK Adopts Budget

The Board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay adopted its 2017—2021 Financial Plan today.

Taxation in the General Administration service will not change from 2016, however the Rural Administration service will increase by 28%, which translates into an extra $9 on a $300,000 home. Reasons for this include the hire of a part-time bylaw officer and the expansion of the RDCK FireSmart program. Other changes include increases to the transit budgets due to expansion around the region.

"The major projects the RDCK is undertaking in 2017 align to the strategic priorities that the Board identified in 2016," said Stuart Horn, Chief Administrative Officer for the RDCK. "These projects include a parks and trails inventory, agriculture extension services, FireSmart work and wildfire mitigation."

Total taxation for the District is approximately $25.7 million.

"The Board is grateful to all those residents who attended the public budget meetings around the RDCK," said Karen Hamling, Chair of the Regional District. "The Board and staff do their best to produce a budget that is fiscally responsible and meets the needs of our residents, to ensure they receive the services they want.

The RDCK manages and delivers 165 services. For more information on what the RDCK does for you, please visit http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/government/welcome.html

The Financial Plan may be viewed on the RDCK website at www.rdck.ca on March 31st.


For further information, please contact:
Stuart Horn

The content on this page was last updated March 19 2017 at 3:31 AM