public input on budget plans
The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District is seeking public input on its provisional five-year financial plan set during the regular Cariboo Regional District board meeting, Friday, Jan. 13.
Tax requisitions are projected to remain at a residential tax rate of $70 per $100,000 of net taxable assessed value for each year of the 2017-2021 Five Year Financial Plan.
The CCRHD also plans to maintain its debt-free status.
The directors encourage all residents to review the documents and provide feedback prior to the budget’s final adoption on March 24, 2017.
The Cariboo Regional District board is also seeking public input on its provisional budget.
Hard copies of both budgets will be available for viewing at all three CRD offices and in the CRD branch libraries in 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake.
The budgets can also be viewed at cariboord.ca under Services > Finance > Financial Plans.
CRD seeks change on
Family Business Transfer Tax
The CRD board will be writing a letter to Todd Doherty, MP for Cariboo-Prince George, and Cathy McLeod, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, urging them to support Bill C-274, which calls on the federal government to end unfair taxation on family business transfers.
Bill C-274 seeks to facilitate the transfer of small businesses, family farms and fishing operations between members of the same family. Specifically, it would give owners and buyers of the same family the same rights and privileges extended to non-related persons involved in a transaction.
CCRHD chair elected
The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District board elected director Margo Wagner as chair for 2017. The board will elect a vice-chair at the next CCRHD meeting.
to be updated
The Cariboo Regional District has log signs at its borders welcoming travellers to the region.
The board has directed staff to update these highway signs as many of the municipalities featured on the sign have updated logos, including the soon-to-be-unveiled City of Quesnel brand.
Staff will also conduct a comprehensive review of all CRD signage throughout the region.
The board endorsed the appointment directors to various outside organizations to which the CRD belongs. After each meeting, the representatives forward a report to the board to keep the CRD apprised of the activities of these organizations.
• Municipal Finance Authority: Al Richmond appointee, Brian Coakley alternate.
• Fraser Basin Council: John Massier appointee, alternate Steve Forseth.
• Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Committee: Joan Sorley appointee, Margo Wagner alternate.
• Northern Development Initiative Trust Regional Advisory Committee: Margo Wagner appointee, alternate Brian Coakley; Betty Anderson appointee, alternate Dylan Cash.
moves to assent
Three readings were given to a bylaw to establish a South Cariboo Cemeteries Contribution Service within Electoral Areas G, H and L.
The bylaw will proceed to a public approval process.
If approved, the service will contribute funds toward the operation of established, registered cemeteries in the South Cariboo, including the District of 100 Mile House. For properties classed as residential in Electoral Areas G, H and L, this service would result in a tax rate of $0.59 per $100,000 of the assessed value of land and improvements.
The CRD board endorsed a grant application the Forest Grove and District Recreation Society is submitting to Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) for $30,000 in funding. The Society plans to use the funding to replace a section of the roof on the Forest Grove Community Hall. Before applicants can submit a funding request, NDIT requires a resolution of support from the local government with jurisdiction in the project.
The CCRHD board approved multiple funding requests from Interior Health for a total of $416,000.
Interior Health will use $250,000 of the funding towards several health care projects including a nursing station renovation and physiological monitoring system at the 100 Mile House District Hospital as well as several information management-information technology projects.
Interior Health plans to use the remaining $166,000 for the residential care addition at Fischer Place in 100 Mile House.
Committee of the Whole – Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
CCRHD & CRD boards – Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017