CoW meeting agenda package and PRRD Financial Plan
The agenda package for Thursday's Committee of the Whole meeting in Powell River is posted at
The latest version of the Financial Plan begins on page 333. Financial Implications (p335) reports a 24.55% increase in residential taxes for Lasqueti, and minimal (7.7%) increases or decreases (4.82%) for other areas, compared with 2016 taxes, if this budget is approved.
This large increase in taxes is caused by an (in my view) overly large increase in our fire department budget, to purchase $40,000 communication equipment and put over $26,000 into our reserves. Communications should return to previously recommended $5,000 and contribution to reserves should be eliminated.
Please write to the Powell River Board members, asking them to not approve the budget as it currently stands. Email addresses and phone numbers for members and senior staff are posted at http://lasqueti.ca/node/5651
The Committee of the Whole meets at 4pm Thursday. You can watch it live (or later, recorded) by going to
http://www.powellriverrd.bc.ca/webcasts/ and clicking on the Go to Webcasts button.
Details of various Lasqueti budgets can be seen as part of the Financial Plan at these pages
Grants in Aid p 388
Electoral Area E services
Lasqueti Waste Managment p 414
Lasqueti Library p 416
Lasqueti Marine Ramp p 418
Lasqueti Fire Protection p 423
At the bottom of page 438 you can see a record of property taxes per $100,000 of property assessed value for each year, 2014 through 2021 for each of our services.
Taxes were 247.49 in 2014
279.50 in 2015
284.47 in 2016
taxes will be 348.31 in 2017
387.46 in 2018
394.39 in 2019
397.32 in 2020
and 397.51 in 2021 per $100,000 assessed value UNLESS WE RAISE OBJECTIONS NOW.
Contact information is at http://lasqueti.ca/node/5651
The actual page numbers might change if amendments are made to the package.