RDEK – Board Highlights – March 2017

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 5-Year Financial Plan
  • Mosquito Control Program Contractor
  • Lake Windermere OCP
  • EarthRite Bylaw Amendments
  • West Fernie Servicing & Restructure
  • Utility Advisory Commission
  • Air Cadets
  • Invermere Public Library Board
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid
     

RDEK – Board Highlights – February 2017

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 5-Year Financial Plan
  • Mosquito Control Program Contractor
  • Grizzly Ridge Bylaw Amendments
  • Mayook Light Industrial Rezoning
  • Wasa Area Commercial Rezoning
  • Reduced Taxation for Emergency Program
  • Funding for Tie Lake Dam Upgrade
  • Valley Visitor Services
  • CVED Advisory Commission
  • Rushmere Water Funding
  • Kinbasket Sewer Facility Upgrades
  • Columbia Valley Arts Council Funding
  • Wycliffe Exhibition Grounds Funding
  • Radium Library Board Grant
  • Letters of Support for Funding Applications
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid

5-Year Financial Plan Comment Period Open

The RDEK’s Five Year Financial Plan is available for public review and comment.

The deadline to comment is February 26, 2016.

The Plan, comment forms, and an overview are available on the RDEK website, at the RDEK’s Cranbrook and Columbia Valley Offices and can be mailed to you. For more info, contact the RDEK’s Cranbrook office.

Some Area F specific pages of the report can be downloaded here (pdf).

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Area F Town Hall & Volunteer of the Year

Mon, May 11, 2015 – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
7:00pm – Volunteer of the Year Celebration
7:30pm – Area F Town Hall Meeting

The Volunteer of the Year celebration will be held at 7:00pm.  Please join us for refreshments and cake as we celebrate our Area F Volunteers of the Year Terry and Shirley White.

Town Hall Meeting agenda topics will include:

  • Director’s Report from Wendy Booth
  • Presentation on the Ecological Goods and Services Projects (which received funding from the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund)
  • Update on the Fairmont Creek Debris Mitigation Project
  • Review of the Financial Plan.

This Town Hall Meeting is for all residents of Electoral Area F.

We hope to see you there!

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Celebration of Volunteer of the Year and Director’s Report

Our 2014 Electoral Area F Volunteer of the Year is Karen Taylor-Brown and we will be honouring her at the Volunteer of the Year celebration on Monday, June 9th at 7:00pm at the Windermere Community Hall. There will be a presentation by Director Wendy Booth and we will have cake and refreshments. Please come out and recognize this amazing volunteer!
Following the Volunteer of the Year celebration, there will be an Area F Town Hall Meeting at 7:30pm. Director Booth will do a Director’s Report and there will be presentations on the Regional Sustainability Plan, Financial Plan and an update on Windermere Water.
It’s one night – with two events for all of Area F. We hope you can join us!

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RDEK Approves 5-Year Financial Plan

The Regional District of East Kootenay has adopted its Financial Plan for the years 2013 – 2017.

The 2013  budget is $24.7  million, which represents an overall  increase  of  $600,000  from  last year. This includes a number of items that are specific to certain  service areas. When those items are set aside, the 2013  operating budget  for services shared by most municipalities and electoral areas in the region, represents a  3.2% decrease  from  2012.  “The Board and staff have worked diligently to maintain service levels and keep increases to a minimum. I am pleased with   the budget we’ve adopted,”  says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay.

It is important to understand that there is a difference between the numbers in the budget and the effect those numbers will have on individual tax rates. Residents   of the RDEK  will be affected  differently, depending on the municipality or electoral area in which they live. On average, rural residential properties in the RDEK will see approximately a 1.3% overall increase in their tax levy.

“Unlike  a municipality that has one boundary and one set of taxpayers, different areas  of the RDEK require different services  and these are paid  for only  by the taxpayers of each  specific service  area,” explains  Gay. “In addition, even though there may be increas es in the requisition amount, new development in parts of the region will offset some of that impact on RDEK taxpayers.”

Tax calculations are expected to be complete by  early-April when 2013  revised assessed values are available.

Highlights in the 2013  budget  include a grant for the Cranbrook Homeless Shelter, along with funding for the final closure of the old Fernie Landfill, Agricultural Plan, Columbia Valley Community Directed Funds Committee and Elk Valley Community Directed Funds Committee.

The 5-Year Plan for 2013-2017 was formally adopted by the RDEK Board at its March Board meeting.

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RDEK – Board Highlights – March 2013

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 5 Year Financial Plan Adopted
  • Home Based Business Regulations
  • Windermere Creek Assessment
  • Lake Koocanusa OCP
  • Temporary Waste Bins
  • Community Energy Manager
  • Nordic Ski Facility
  • Steamboat Mountain Music Festival
  • West Fernie Dike Project
  • Funding for Enforcement
  • New Area C Representative
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid