RDKB 2023 Town Hall Meetings

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NEW! Check out the detailed budget documents under "RDKB Budget Documents" under the tab to the right.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Town Hall meetings! RDKB Directors and staff appreciated your attendance, questions and input.

We hope you received the information you wanted about your local government and its programs, services, projects and budgets.

The presentations that were given are posted under the Town Hall Presentations heading on the right-hand side of this page.

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Electoral Area
DateTimeLocation
Area AMonday, March 66 pmFruitvale Memorial Hall
Area B/Lower Columbia-Old GloryMonday, February 136 pmGenelle Hall
Area C/Christina LakeMonday, February 66 pmChristina Lake Hall
Area D/Rural Grand ForksTuesday, March 76 pmUSCC Community Centre
Area E/West BoundaryTuesday, February 28 (Please note that this has been cancelled due to illness)
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, March 14
6 pmRock Creek Pavilion

NEW! Check out the detailed budget documents under "RDKB Budget Documents" under the tab to the right.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Town Hall meetings! RDKB Directors and staff appreciated your attendance, questions and input.

We hope you received the information you wanted about your local government and its programs, services, projects and budgets.

The presentations that were given are posted under the Town Hall Presentations heading on the right-hand side of this page.

You can continue to leave feedback/ask questions through our Q and A/Comment tool, and engage in discussion with staff and fellow residents on our Forum at the bottom of this page.

Thanks again for participating!

Electoral Area
DateTimeLocation
Area AMonday, March 66 pmFruitvale Memorial Hall
Area B/Lower Columbia-Old GloryMonday, February 136 pmGenelle Hall
Area C/Christina LakeMonday, February 66 pmChristina Lake Hall
Area D/Rural Grand ForksTuesday, March 76 pmUSCC Community Centre
Area E/West BoundaryTuesday, February 28 (Please note that this has been cancelled due to illness)
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, March 14
6 pmRock Creek Pavilion

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  • Share Date: March 21, 2023 Attention: “Sherriff of Nottingham” At the March 14, 2023 Town Hall meeting for Area E, regarding the RDKB’s financial plan, there were no financial particulars disclosed about the last four years of the 5-year financial plan. The financial plan was confined to a discussion about the 2023 budget year. In the RDKB’s webpage “Join the Conversation” for the RDKB 2023 Town Hall Meetings, there is a heading called RDKB Budget Documents; however, there is nothing underneath it as of March 21, 2023. The RDKB is obliged to “undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted”; furthermore, “financial plan” is defined to mean a planning period of 5 years and not a single year. (For convenience, please see sections 374(3)(4), 375(1) of the Local Government Act.) How does the RDKB propose to consult with people in the region regarding the missing time period, when the financial plan must be adopted by March 31st? Despite several requests, I was not provided with a full draft of the 5-year plan as I had requested, so I cannot comment comprehensively on the plan. What I can point out from the limited draft disclosure: (1) the requisitions under General Government/Legislative & Administrative Services are proposed to go by a factor of four - from $561,862 (in 2022) to $1,710,903 (in 2027), and (2) the Regionalized Waste Management requisitions are proposed to go from $1,566,995 (in 2022) to $3,874,111 (in 2027), and (3) the Electoral Area Administration requisitions, specific to Area E, are set to nearly double. The massive proposed increases are neither principally nor exclusively due to inflationary pressure/supply issues (although those are factors). Generally speaking, a 5-year plan may be akin to a weather forecast (with questionable predictability); however, the RDKB’s 5-year financial plan is predicting much of the Sherwood Forest will be fully ablaze with an onslaught of repeated dry-lightning storms. It behooves me to point out, this “weather forecast” was not disclosed at the Town Hall meeting(s). I am OK if the RDKB needs to play Robin Hood, I can live with that to some extent (as can many people who own at Big White) – but when Robin Hood has sat on his behind for several years, watched too much TV, ate too many potato chips and drank way too much beer – and has frankly become the Sherriff of Nottingham’s doppelganger… there is a problem. What the RDKB is proposing to do with the financial plan will be devastating to some of the most vulnerable individuals in parts of this region. In my opinion, the RDKB is shockingly out of touch with (1) the needs of this electorate, and (2) the ability of the electorate to come up extra money – when the RDKB’s proposed 5-year plan, from what I have partially seen, is to become significantly and increasingly more reliant on requisitions. It certainly appears to me the RDKB will indeed accomplish reducing organics in the landfills - by forcing many people to eat significantly less. Signed: Maid Marian P.S. Hopefully the band of Merry Men (and Woman… and others) will gear up and be prepared to help put out this fire. (Literally speaking, the Fire Protection line item on the budget(s) is the one justifiable reason for requisition increases for several smaller rural areas, but that too, may need to be doused slightly.) on Facebook Share Date: March 21, 2023 Attention: “Sherriff of Nottingham” At the March 14, 2023 Town Hall meeting for Area E, regarding the RDKB’s financial plan, there were no financial particulars disclosed about the last four years of the 5-year financial plan. The financial plan was confined to a discussion about the 2023 budget year. In the RDKB’s webpage “Join the Conversation” for the RDKB 2023 Town Hall Meetings, there is a heading called RDKB Budget Documents; however, there is nothing underneath it as of March 21, 2023. The RDKB is obliged to “undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted”; furthermore, “financial plan” is defined to mean a planning period of 5 years and not a single year. (For convenience, please see sections 374(3)(4), 375(1) of the Local Government Act.) How does the RDKB propose to consult with people in the region regarding the missing time period, when the financial plan must be adopted by March 31st? Despite several requests, I was not provided with a full draft of the 5-year plan as I had requested, so I cannot comment comprehensively on the plan. What I can point out from the limited draft disclosure: (1) the requisitions under General Government/Legislative & Administrative Services are proposed to go by a factor of four - from $561,862 (in 2022) to $1,710,903 (in 2027), and (2) the Regionalized Waste Management requisitions are proposed to go from $1,566,995 (in 2022) to $3,874,111 (in 2027), and (3) the Electoral Area Administration requisitions, specific to Area E, are set to nearly double. The massive proposed increases are neither principally nor exclusively due to inflationary pressure/supply issues (although those are factors). Generally speaking, a 5-year plan may be akin to a weather forecast (with questionable predictability); however, the RDKB’s 5-year financial plan is predicting much of the Sherwood Forest will be fully ablaze with an onslaught of repeated dry-lightning storms. It behooves me to point out, this “weather forecast” was not disclosed at the Town Hall meeting(s). I am OK if the RDKB needs to play Robin Hood, I can live with that to some extent (as can many people who own at Big White) – but when Robin Hood has sat on his behind for several years, watched too much TV, ate too many potato chips and drank way too much beer – and has frankly become the Sherriff of Nottingham’s doppelganger… there is a problem. What the RDKB is proposing to do with the financial plan will be devastating to some of the most vulnerable individuals in parts of this region. In my opinion, the RDKB is shockingly out of touch with (1) the needs of this electorate, and (2) the ability of the electorate to come up extra money – when the RDKB’s proposed 5-year plan, from what I have partially seen, is to become significantly and increasingly more reliant on requisitions. It certainly appears to me the RDKB will indeed accomplish reducing organics in the landfills - by forcing many people to eat significantly less. Signed: Maid Marian P.S. Hopefully the band of Merry Men (and Woman… and others) will gear up and be prepared to help put out this fire. (Literally speaking, the Fire Protection line item on the budget(s) is the one justifiable reason for requisition increases for several smaller rural areas, but that too, may need to be doused slightly.) on Twitter Share Date: March 21, 2023 Attention: “Sherriff of Nottingham” At the March 14, 2023 Town Hall meeting for Area E, regarding the RDKB’s financial plan, there were no financial particulars disclosed about the last four years of the 5-year financial plan. The financial plan was confined to a discussion about the 2023 budget year. In the RDKB’s webpage “Join the Conversation” for the RDKB 2023 Town Hall Meetings, there is a heading called RDKB Budget Documents; however, there is nothing underneath it as of March 21, 2023. The RDKB is obliged to “undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted”; furthermore, “financial plan” is defined to mean a planning period of 5 years and not a single year. (For convenience, please see sections 374(3)(4), 375(1) of the Local Government Act.) How does the RDKB propose to consult with people in the region regarding the missing time period, when the financial plan must be adopted by March 31st? Despite several requests, I was not provided with a full draft of the 5-year plan as I had requested, so I cannot comment comprehensively on the plan. What I can point out from the limited draft disclosure: (1) the requisitions under General Government/Legislative & Administrative Services are proposed to go by a factor of four - from $561,862 (in 2022) to $1,710,903 (in 2027), and (2) the Regionalized Waste Management requisitions are proposed to go from $1,566,995 (in 2022) to $3,874,111 (in 2027), and (3) the Electoral Area Administration requisitions, specific to Area E, are set to nearly double. The massive proposed increases are neither principally nor exclusively due to inflationary pressure/supply issues (although those are factors). Generally speaking, a 5-year plan may be akin to a weather forecast (with questionable predictability); however, the RDKB’s 5-year financial plan is predicting much of the Sherwood Forest will be fully ablaze with an onslaught of repeated dry-lightning storms. It behooves me to point out, this “weather forecast” was not disclosed at the Town Hall meeting(s). I am OK if the RDKB needs to play Robin Hood, I can live with that to some extent (as can many people who own at Big White) – but when Robin Hood has sat on his behind for several years, watched too much TV, ate too many potato chips and drank way too much beer – and has frankly become the Sherriff of Nottingham’s doppelganger… there is a problem. What the RDKB is proposing to do with the financial plan will be devastating to some of the most vulnerable individuals in parts of this region. In my opinion, the RDKB is shockingly out of touch with (1) the needs of this electorate, and (2) the ability of the electorate to come up extra money – when the RDKB’s proposed 5-year plan, from what I have partially seen, is to become significantly and increasingly more reliant on requisitions. It certainly appears to me the RDKB will indeed accomplish reducing organics in the landfills - by forcing many people to eat significantly less. Signed: Maid Marian P.S. Hopefully the band of Merry Men (and Woman… and others) will gear up and be prepared to help put out this fire. (Literally speaking, the Fire Protection line item on the budget(s) is the one justifiable reason for requisition increases for several smaller rural areas, but that too, may need to be doused slightly.) on Linkedin Email Date: March 21, 2023 Attention: “Sherriff of Nottingham” At the March 14, 2023 Town Hall meeting for Area E, regarding the RDKB’s financial plan, there were no financial particulars disclosed about the last four years of the 5-year financial plan. The financial plan was confined to a discussion about the 2023 budget year. In the RDKB’s webpage “Join the Conversation” for the RDKB 2023 Town Hall Meetings, there is a heading called RDKB Budget Documents; however, there is nothing underneath it as of March 21, 2023. The RDKB is obliged to “undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted”; furthermore, “financial plan” is defined to mean a planning period of 5 years and not a single year. (For convenience, please see sections 374(3)(4), 375(1) of the Local Government Act.) How does the RDKB propose to consult with people in the region regarding the missing time period, when the financial plan must be adopted by March 31st? Despite several requests, I was not provided with a full draft of the 5-year plan as I had requested, so I cannot comment comprehensively on the plan. What I can point out from the limited draft disclosure: (1) the requisitions under General Government/Legislative & Administrative Services are proposed to go by a factor of four - from $561,862 (in 2022) to $1,710,903 (in 2027), and (2) the Regionalized Waste Management requisitions are proposed to go from $1,566,995 (in 2022) to $3,874,111 (in 2027), and (3) the Electoral Area Administration requisitions, specific to Area E, are set to nearly double. The massive proposed increases are neither principally nor exclusively due to inflationary pressure/supply issues (although those are factors). Generally speaking, a 5-year plan may be akin to a weather forecast (with questionable predictability); however, the RDKB’s 5-year financial plan is predicting much of the Sherwood Forest will be fully ablaze with an onslaught of repeated dry-lightning storms. It behooves me to point out, this “weather forecast” was not disclosed at the Town Hall meeting(s). I am OK if the RDKB needs to play Robin Hood, I can live with that to some extent (as can many people who own at Big White) – but when Robin Hood has sat on his behind for several years, watched too much TV, ate too many potato chips and drank way too much beer – and has frankly become the Sherriff of Nottingham’s doppelganger… there is a problem. What the RDKB is proposing to do with the financial plan will be devastating to some of the most vulnerable individuals in parts of this region. In my opinion, the RDKB is shockingly out of touch with (1) the needs of this electorate, and (2) the ability of the electorate to come up extra money – when the RDKB’s proposed 5-year plan, from what I have partially seen, is to become significantly and increasingly more reliant on requisitions. It certainly appears to me the RDKB will indeed accomplish reducing organics in the landfills - by forcing many people to eat significantly less. Signed: Maid Marian P.S. Hopefully the band of Merry Men (and Woman… and others) will gear up and be prepared to help put out this fire. (Literally speaking, the Fire Protection line item on the budget(s) is the one justifiable reason for requisition increases for several smaller rural areas, but that too, may need to be doused slightly.) link

    Date: March 21, 2023 Attention: “Sherriff of Nottingham” At the March 14, 2023 Town Hall meeting for Area E, regarding the RDKB’s financial plan, there were no financial particulars disclosed about the last four years of the 5-year financial plan. The financial plan was confined to a discussion about the 2023 budget year. In the RDKB’s webpage “Join the Conversation” for the RDKB 2023 Town Hall Meetings, there is a heading called RDKB Budget Documents; however, there is nothing underneath it as of March 21, 2023. The RDKB is obliged to “undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted”; furthermore, “financial plan” is defined to mean a planning period of 5 years and not a single year. (For convenience, please see sections 374(3)(4), 375(1) of the Local Government Act.) How does the RDKB propose to consult with people in the region regarding the missing time period, when the financial plan must be adopted by March 31st? Despite several requests, I was not provided with a full draft of the 5-year plan as I had requested, so I cannot comment comprehensively on the plan. What I can point out from the limited draft disclosure: (1) the requisitions under General Government/Legislative & Administrative Services are proposed to go by a factor of four - from $561,862 (in 2022) to $1,710,903 (in 2027), and (2) the Regionalized Waste Management requisitions are proposed to go from $1,566,995 (in 2022) to $3,874,111 (in 2027), and (3) the Electoral Area Administration requisitions, specific to Area E, are set to nearly double. The massive proposed increases are neither principally nor exclusively due to inflationary pressure/supply issues (although those are factors). Generally speaking, a 5-year plan may be akin to a weather forecast (with questionable predictability); however, the RDKB’s 5-year financial plan is predicting much of the Sherwood Forest will be fully ablaze with an onslaught of repeated dry-lightning storms. It behooves me to point out, this “weather forecast” was not disclosed at the Town Hall meeting(s). I am OK if the RDKB needs to play Robin Hood, I can live with that to some extent (as can many people who own at Big White) – but when Robin Hood has sat on his behind for several years, watched too much TV, ate too many potato chips and drank way too much beer – and has frankly become the Sherriff of Nottingham’s doppelganger… there is a problem. What the RDKB is proposing to do with the financial plan will be devastating to some of the most vulnerable individuals in parts of this region. In my opinion, the RDKB is shockingly out of touch with (1) the needs of this electorate, and (2) the ability of the electorate to come up extra money – when the RDKB’s proposed 5-year plan, from what I have partially seen, is to become significantly and increasingly more reliant on requisitions. It certainly appears to me the RDKB will indeed accomplish reducing organics in the landfills - by forcing many people to eat significantly less. Signed: Maid Marian P.S. Hopefully the band of Merry Men (and Woman… and others) will gear up and be prepared to help put out this fire. (Literally speaking, the Fire Protection line item on the budget(s) is the one justifiable reason for requisition increases for several smaller rural areas, but that too, may need to be doused slightly.)

    sandra ryan asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Sandra,

    Please note that we have uploaded several detailed budget documents to this site under "RDKB Budget Documents." We hope will find these to be helpful. 

  • Share Where can I find the 2023 detailed budget and forecast documents for area E? And will these documents be the same as in previous years so we can do our own comparisons? Thank you on Facebook Share Where can I find the 2023 detailed budget and forecast documents for area E? And will these documents be the same as in previous years so we can do our own comparisons? Thank you on Twitter Share Where can I find the 2023 detailed budget and forecast documents for area E? And will these documents be the same as in previous years so we can do our own comparisons? Thank you on Linkedin Email Where can I find the 2023 detailed budget and forecast documents for area E? And will these documents be the same as in previous years so we can do our own comparisons? Thank you link

    Where can I find the 2023 detailed budget and forecast documents for area E? And will these documents be the same as in previous years so we can do our own comparisons? Thank you

    Jricioppo asked about 1 year ago

    Hi, thanks for your question! All of our detailed budget documents are now on this site. Please look under RDKB Budget Documents on the right-hand side of this page!

  • Share Regarding the March 14, 2023 budget meeting in Rock Creek; I have repeatedly asked to see the detailed accounting for the RDKB's proposed 2023 budget and the proposed 5-year plan - even if it is in draft form. If there is going to be a meeting on this topic, then the subject matter of the meeting should be provided to the electorate. I have also requested to see an update of the total debt: debenture (of municipalities and the region) and short term borrowing be disclosed. (Please refer to pages 38 and 39 of the RDKB's audited 2021 finances.) I am asking to see the complete details; there is only a limited amount of detail available from Board meetings. There are some members of the electorate that are knowledgeable with LAAP and GAAP with regional finances- and we want the detail. Without the detail, we can't provide meaningful commentary on the RDKB's proposed financial plans. Please consider using the new BC Community Grant Fund entirely to reduce tax requisitions for 2023. Raising the taxes in 2023 by 25% and 30% in certain areas is excessive. The Regional Waste Management Services is proposing to double the requisition in a 5-year period. This will impact every single person across the RDKB. The request from the should be failed until a updated Solid Waste Management Plan (that involves extensive public consultation) is approved. Otherwise the Board of Directors risks following a plan that not only substantially departs from the will of the electorate, but may also be ineffective. on Facebook Share Regarding the March 14, 2023 budget meeting in Rock Creek; I have repeatedly asked to see the detailed accounting for the RDKB's proposed 2023 budget and the proposed 5-year plan - even if it is in draft form. If there is going to be a meeting on this topic, then the subject matter of the meeting should be provided to the electorate. I have also requested to see an update of the total debt: debenture (of municipalities and the region) and short term borrowing be disclosed. (Please refer to pages 38 and 39 of the RDKB's audited 2021 finances.) I am asking to see the complete details; there is only a limited amount of detail available from Board meetings. There are some members of the electorate that are knowledgeable with LAAP and GAAP with regional finances- and we want the detail. Without the detail, we can't provide meaningful commentary on the RDKB's proposed financial plans. Please consider using the new BC Community Grant Fund entirely to reduce tax requisitions for 2023. Raising the taxes in 2023 by 25% and 30% in certain areas is excessive. The Regional Waste Management Services is proposing to double the requisition in a 5-year period. This will impact every single person across the RDKB. The request from the should be failed until a updated Solid Waste Management Plan (that involves extensive public consultation) is approved. Otherwise the Board of Directors risks following a plan that not only substantially departs from the will of the electorate, but may also be ineffective. on Twitter Share Regarding the March 14, 2023 budget meeting in Rock Creek; I have repeatedly asked to see the detailed accounting for the RDKB's proposed 2023 budget and the proposed 5-year plan - even if it is in draft form. If there is going to be a meeting on this topic, then the subject matter of the meeting should be provided to the electorate. I have also requested to see an update of the total debt: debenture (of municipalities and the region) and short term borrowing be disclosed. (Please refer to pages 38 and 39 of the RDKB's audited 2021 finances.) I am asking to see the complete details; there is only a limited amount of detail available from Board meetings. There are some members of the electorate that are knowledgeable with LAAP and GAAP with regional finances- and we want the detail. Without the detail, we can't provide meaningful commentary on the RDKB's proposed financial plans. Please consider using the new BC Community Grant Fund entirely to reduce tax requisitions for 2023. Raising the taxes in 2023 by 25% and 30% in certain areas is excessive. The Regional Waste Management Services is proposing to double the requisition in a 5-year period. This will impact every single person across the RDKB. The request from the should be failed until a updated Solid Waste Management Plan (that involves extensive public consultation) is approved. Otherwise the Board of Directors risks following a plan that not only substantially departs from the will of the electorate, but may also be ineffective. on Linkedin Email Regarding the March 14, 2023 budget meeting in Rock Creek; I have repeatedly asked to see the detailed accounting for the RDKB's proposed 2023 budget and the proposed 5-year plan - even if it is in draft form. If there is going to be a meeting on this topic, then the subject matter of the meeting should be provided to the electorate. I have also requested to see an update of the total debt: debenture (of municipalities and the region) and short term borrowing be disclosed. (Please refer to pages 38 and 39 of the RDKB's audited 2021 finances.) I am asking to see the complete details; there is only a limited amount of detail available from Board meetings. There are some members of the electorate that are knowledgeable with LAAP and GAAP with regional finances- and we want the detail. Without the detail, we can't provide meaningful commentary on the RDKB's proposed financial plans. Please consider using the new BC Community Grant Fund entirely to reduce tax requisitions for 2023. Raising the taxes in 2023 by 25% and 30% in certain areas is excessive. The Regional Waste Management Services is proposing to double the requisition in a 5-year period. This will impact every single person across the RDKB. The request from the should be failed until a updated Solid Waste Management Plan (that involves extensive public consultation) is approved. Otherwise the Board of Directors risks following a plan that not only substantially departs from the will of the electorate, but may also be ineffective. link

    Regarding the March 14, 2023 budget meeting in Rock Creek; I have repeatedly asked to see the detailed accounting for the RDKB's proposed 2023 budget and the proposed 5-year plan - even if it is in draft form. If there is going to be a meeting on this topic, then the subject matter of the meeting should be provided to the electorate. I have also requested to see an update of the total debt: debenture (of municipalities and the region) and short term borrowing be disclosed. (Please refer to pages 38 and 39 of the RDKB's audited 2021 finances.) I am asking to see the complete details; there is only a limited amount of detail available from Board meetings. There are some members of the electorate that are knowledgeable with LAAP and GAAP with regional finances- and we want the detail. Without the detail, we can't provide meaningful commentary on the RDKB's proposed financial plans. Please consider using the new BC Community Grant Fund entirely to reduce tax requisitions for 2023. Raising the taxes in 2023 by 25% and 30% in certain areas is excessive. The Regional Waste Management Services is proposing to double the requisition in a 5-year period. This will impact every single person across the RDKB. The request from the should be failed until a updated Solid Waste Management Plan (that involves extensive public consultation) is approved. Otherwise the Board of Directors risks following a plan that not only substantially departs from the will of the electorate, but may also be ineffective.

    sandra ryan asked about 1 year ago

    Thanks for your questions, Sandra. Our Chief Financial Officer has been in touch. 

  • Share When is the Town Hall.for Big White being held and where is it being held? And can you join virtually? Thank you on Facebook Share When is the Town Hall.for Big White being held and where is it being held? And can you join virtually? Thank you on Twitter Share When is the Town Hall.for Big White being held and where is it being held? And can you join virtually? Thank you on Linkedin Email When is the Town Hall.for Big White being held and where is it being held? And can you join virtually? Thank you link

    When is the Town Hall.for Big White being held and where is it being held? And can you join virtually? Thank you

    Jricioppo asked about 1 year ago

    Hi! A separate Town Hall meeting is not being held for Big White; rather, the Town Hall for the whole of Area E was held in Rock Creek.

  • Share Hi Gerald in Rock Creek Thank You for the informative meeting one thing that needs to be addressed is is the fact there should be a central microphone that one must go to and ask there question and be limited to 5 minutes and it would be nice to hear the question and the answers I personally thought that overall you all did a commendable in the presentation Thank You Gerald Feist Rock Creek on Facebook Share Hi Gerald in Rock Creek Thank You for the informative meeting one thing that needs to be addressed is is the fact there should be a central microphone that one must go to and ask there question and be limited to 5 minutes and it would be nice to hear the question and the answers I personally thought that overall you all did a commendable in the presentation Thank You Gerald Feist Rock Creek on Twitter Share Hi Gerald in Rock Creek Thank You for the informative meeting one thing that needs to be addressed is is the fact there should be a central microphone that one must go to and ask there question and be limited to 5 minutes and it would be nice to hear the question and the answers I personally thought that overall you all did a commendable in the presentation Thank You Gerald Feist Rock Creek on Linkedin Email Hi Gerald in Rock Creek Thank You for the informative meeting one thing that needs to be addressed is is the fact there should be a central microphone that one must go to and ask there question and be limited to 5 minutes and it would be nice to hear the question and the answers I personally thought that overall you all did a commendable in the presentation Thank You Gerald Feist Rock Creek link

    Hi Gerald in Rock Creek Thank You for the informative meeting one thing that needs to be addressed is is the fact there should be a central microphone that one must go to and ask there question and be limited to 5 minutes and it would be nice to hear the question and the answers I personally thought that overall you all did a commendable in the presentation Thank You Gerald Feist Rock Creek

    Gerald asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for the feedback, Gerald, and thank you for attending the Town Hall meeting! We appreciate your participation!


  • Share Good morning, I was able to downloaded the Big White Preliminary Budget Numbers (Feb 17, 2023) from the Directors agenda documents and am perplexed that in the Media the only increases identified are $200K for our Fire Department (assuming new truck and wages) and the brand new service $100K ( 1st step to bringing services to our area & voted in by the community) and a ONE TIME large increase. Though very true, but these are only pin pointing 1 of 3 pieces to our tax base calculations? If I compare the whole budget piece, Regional, Area E & Big White specific there are far larger increases being Realized than those presented to the media? I know these are preliminary numbers but its all I had to work with this year. Can you validate please that the following numbers are the Big Picture Increases the home owners of Big White will be paying for. (Balanced to the RDKB Financial Information Package, Big White (Portion of Area E), February 17, 2023) Administration Increase of $133.7K or a 78.1% Increase (Shared service) Economic Development Increase of $83K or 60.8% Increase (Shared service) Waste Management Increase of $73K or 36.7% Increase (Shared) Grant in Aid Increase of $31.8% or 54.8% Increase (Shared service) 1st increase in 11 years New Big White Recreation & Cultural Service ONE TIME Increase of $99.5K 100% Increase (100% Benefits Big White Home Owners) Fire Prevention Increase of $197K or 13.6% Increase (100% benefit to Big White Owners) low % increase compared to other line items? All remaining line items (services shared or specific all have increases under 20%) Given we are not having a town hall here in Big White or have seen official budget documents, and so I can share accurate information if asked, can you also share some of the drivers of these Increases as well. As a home owner and tax payer, Its important for me to know the Big Picture as well not just the Big White Specific increases to my costs. I recognize I am a resident of the Regional District, not just Big White I am not in any way doubting the services we pay for are valid or not that is not my concern at all. I just want valid numbers shared so I and others can have educated & factual conversations. I hope you can help on Facebook Share Good morning, I was able to downloaded the Big White Preliminary Budget Numbers (Feb 17, 2023) from the Directors agenda documents and am perplexed that in the Media the only increases identified are $200K for our Fire Department (assuming new truck and wages) and the brand new service $100K ( 1st step to bringing services to our area & voted in by the community) and a ONE TIME large increase. Though very true, but these are only pin pointing 1 of 3 pieces to our tax base calculations? If I compare the whole budget piece, Regional, Area E & Big White specific there are far larger increases being Realized than those presented to the media? I know these are preliminary numbers but its all I had to work with this year. Can you validate please that the following numbers are the Big Picture Increases the home owners of Big White will be paying for. (Balanced to the RDKB Financial Information Package, Big White (Portion of Area E), February 17, 2023) Administration Increase of $133.7K or a 78.1% Increase (Shared service) Economic Development Increase of $83K or 60.8% Increase (Shared service) Waste Management Increase of $73K or 36.7% Increase (Shared) Grant in Aid Increase of $31.8% or 54.8% Increase (Shared service) 1st increase in 11 years New Big White Recreation & Cultural Service ONE TIME Increase of $99.5K 100% Increase (100% Benefits Big White Home Owners) Fire Prevention Increase of $197K or 13.6% Increase (100% benefit to Big White Owners) low % increase compared to other line items? All remaining line items (services shared or specific all have increases under 20%) Given we are not having a town hall here in Big White or have seen official budget documents, and so I can share accurate information if asked, can you also share some of the drivers of these Increases as well. As a home owner and tax payer, Its important for me to know the Big Picture as well not just the Big White Specific increases to my costs. I recognize I am a resident of the Regional District, not just Big White I am not in any way doubting the services we pay for are valid or not that is not my concern at all. I just want valid numbers shared so I and others can have educated & factual conversations. I hope you can help on Twitter Share Good morning, I was able to downloaded the Big White Preliminary Budget Numbers (Feb 17, 2023) from the Directors agenda documents and am perplexed that in the Media the only increases identified are $200K for our Fire Department (assuming new truck and wages) and the brand new service $100K ( 1st step to bringing services to our area & voted in by the community) and a ONE TIME large increase. Though very true, but these are only pin pointing 1 of 3 pieces to our tax base calculations? If I compare the whole budget piece, Regional, Area E & Big White specific there are far larger increases being Realized than those presented to the media? I know these are preliminary numbers but its all I had to work with this year. Can you validate please that the following numbers are the Big Picture Increases the home owners of Big White will be paying for. (Balanced to the RDKB Financial Information Package, Big White (Portion of Area E), February 17, 2023) Administration Increase of $133.7K or a 78.1% Increase (Shared service) Economic Development Increase of $83K or 60.8% Increase (Shared service) Waste Management Increase of $73K or 36.7% Increase (Shared) Grant in Aid Increase of $31.8% or 54.8% Increase (Shared service) 1st increase in 11 years New Big White Recreation & Cultural Service ONE TIME Increase of $99.5K 100% Increase (100% Benefits Big White Home Owners) Fire Prevention Increase of $197K or 13.6% Increase (100% benefit to Big White Owners) low % increase compared to other line items? All remaining line items (services shared or specific all have increases under 20%) Given we are not having a town hall here in Big White or have seen official budget documents, and so I can share accurate information if asked, can you also share some of the drivers of these Increases as well. As a home owner and tax payer, Its important for me to know the Big Picture as well not just the Big White Specific increases to my costs. I recognize I am a resident of the Regional District, not just Big White I am not in any way doubting the services we pay for are valid or not that is not my concern at all. I just want valid numbers shared so I and others can have educated & factual conversations. I hope you can help on Linkedin Email Good morning, I was able to downloaded the Big White Preliminary Budget Numbers (Feb 17, 2023) from the Directors agenda documents and am perplexed that in the Media the only increases identified are $200K for our Fire Department (assuming new truck and wages) and the brand new service $100K ( 1st step to bringing services to our area & voted in by the community) and a ONE TIME large increase. Though very true, but these are only pin pointing 1 of 3 pieces to our tax base calculations? If I compare the whole budget piece, Regional, Area E & Big White specific there are far larger increases being Realized than those presented to the media? I know these are preliminary numbers but its all I had to work with this year. Can you validate please that the following numbers are the Big Picture Increases the home owners of Big White will be paying for. (Balanced to the RDKB Financial Information Package, Big White (Portion of Area E), February 17, 2023) Administration Increase of $133.7K or a 78.1% Increase (Shared service) Economic Development Increase of $83K or 60.8% Increase (Shared service) Waste Management Increase of $73K or 36.7% Increase (Shared) Grant in Aid Increase of $31.8% or 54.8% Increase (Shared service) 1st increase in 11 years New Big White Recreation & Cultural Service ONE TIME Increase of $99.5K 100% Increase (100% Benefits Big White Home Owners) Fire Prevention Increase of $197K or 13.6% Increase (100% benefit to Big White Owners) low % increase compared to other line items? All remaining line items (services shared or specific all have increases under 20%) Given we are not having a town hall here in Big White or have seen official budget documents, and so I can share accurate information if asked, can you also share some of the drivers of these Increases as well. As a home owner and tax payer, Its important for me to know the Big Picture as well not just the Big White Specific increases to my costs. I recognize I am a resident of the Regional District, not just Big White I am not in any way doubting the services we pay for are valid or not that is not my concern at all. I just want valid numbers shared so I and others can have educated & factual conversations. I hope you can help link

    Good morning, I was able to downloaded the Big White Preliminary Budget Numbers (Feb 17, 2023) from the Directors agenda documents and am perplexed that in the Media the only increases identified are $200K for our Fire Department (assuming new truck and wages) and the brand new service $100K ( 1st step to bringing services to our area & voted in by the community) and a ONE TIME large increase. Though very true, but these are only pin pointing 1 of 3 pieces to our tax base calculations? If I compare the whole budget piece, Regional, Area E & Big White specific there are far larger increases being Realized than those presented to the media? I know these are preliminary numbers but its all I had to work with this year. Can you validate please that the following numbers are the Big Picture Increases the home owners of Big White will be paying for. (Balanced to the RDKB Financial Information Package, Big White (Portion of Area E), February 17, 2023) Administration Increase of $133.7K or a 78.1% Increase (Shared service) Economic Development Increase of $83K or 60.8% Increase (Shared service) Waste Management Increase of $73K or 36.7% Increase (Shared) Grant in Aid Increase of $31.8% or 54.8% Increase (Shared service) 1st increase in 11 years New Big White Recreation & Cultural Service ONE TIME Increase of $99.5K 100% Increase (100% Benefits Big White Home Owners) Fire Prevention Increase of $197K or 13.6% Increase (100% benefit to Big White Owners) low % increase compared to other line items? All remaining line items (services shared or specific all have increases under 20%) Given we are not having a town hall here in Big White or have seen official budget documents, and so I can share accurate information if asked, can you also share some of the drivers of these Increases as well. As a home owner and tax payer, Its important for me to know the Big Picture as well not just the Big White Specific increases to my costs. I recognize I am a resident of the Regional District, not just Big White I am not in any way doubting the services we pay for are valid or not that is not my concern at all. I just want valid numbers shared so I and others can have educated & factual conversations. I hope you can help

    BeSmart asked about 1 year ago

    Are you aiming to head to the Area E town hall meeting in Rock Creek tonight where the budget will be discussed?  If not, a recording of it will be on our website shortly afterwards and we will issue a media release on the budget too.  We did not generate the information which was reported on Castanet in regards to the budget for Big White/Area E.  I have forwarded on your comments to Finance for a response.

  • Share What is the situation now on adding secondary dwellings in Area D? There was talk for a while that the provincial government was going to change the rules to make it easier to do that but that the Regional Districts would have to align their zoning bylaws, in conjunction with their OCP's presumably, to make that possible? Is that correct, and where do we stand on that now? on Facebook Share What is the situation now on adding secondary dwellings in Area D? There was talk for a while that the provincial government was going to change the rules to make it easier to do that but that the Regional Districts would have to align their zoning bylaws, in conjunction with their OCP's presumably, to make that possible? Is that correct, and where do we stand on that now? on Twitter Share What is the situation now on adding secondary dwellings in Area D? There was talk for a while that the provincial government was going to change the rules to make it easier to do that but that the Regional Districts would have to align their zoning bylaws, in conjunction with their OCP's presumably, to make that possible? Is that correct, and where do we stand on that now? on Linkedin Email What is the situation now on adding secondary dwellings in Area D? There was talk for a while that the provincial government was going to change the rules to make it easier to do that but that the Regional Districts would have to align their zoning bylaws, in conjunction with their OCP's presumably, to make that possible? Is that correct, and where do we stand on that now? link

    What is the situation now on adding secondary dwellings in Area D? There was talk for a while that the provincial government was going to change the rules to make it easier to do that but that the Regional Districts would have to align their zoning bylaws, in conjunction with their OCP's presumably, to make that possible? Is that correct, and where do we stand on that now?

    Godfree asked about 1 year ago

    The Agricultural Land Commission now allows more than one dwelling per parcel in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Here’s some information on the ALC’s website:

     

    https://www.alc.gov.bc.ca/resources/alc-policies-and-bulletins/#housing 

     

    The Agricultural Resource Zones in the RDKB’s Zoning Bylaw do not align with the second dwelling regulations of the ALC at this time. One can however apply for a site specific zoning to allow a second dwelling. Please contact RDKB Planning and Development Department staff to discuss further if you are considering making an application.

  • Share For Area D taxpayers, what are the financial implications of the 2018 flood, and also for flood mitigation efforts going forward? on Facebook Share For Area D taxpayers, what are the financial implications of the 2018 flood, and also for flood mitigation efforts going forward? on Twitter Share For Area D taxpayers, what are the financial implications of the 2018 flood, and also for flood mitigation efforts going forward? on Linkedin Email For Area D taxpayers, what are the financial implications of the 2018 flood, and also for flood mitigation efforts going forward? link

    For Area D taxpayers, what are the financial implications of the 2018 flood, and also for flood mitigation efforts going forward?

    Godfree asked about 1 year ago

    There has been minimal financial impact on Area ‘D’ following the flooding in 2018. 

    The RDKB Emergency Preparedness service does not maintain a response budget, therefore, we are required to get provincial funding from Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (formerly Emergency Management BC). 

    This means that all the flood protection assets, equipment and crews are provided directly or funded by the Province of BC.  

    There are two areas where the RDKB does not have any influence, preparations for a flood and the recovery from a flood on private property. The RDKB does not have any influence on private insurance costs.  

    I hope that helps?  Please feel free to call Mark Stephens, RDKB's Manager of Emergency Services on 250-368-0257 to discuss any aspects of this further.

  • Share l am not happy with the way the Rdkb is operated yet l never get to vote for my representative. even if only one person stands l should still get the opportunity to spoil my ballot on Facebook Share l am not happy with the way the Rdkb is operated yet l never get to vote for my representative. even if only one person stands l should still get the opportunity to spoil my ballot on Twitter Share l am not happy with the way the Rdkb is operated yet l never get to vote for my representative. even if only one person stands l should still get the opportunity to spoil my ballot on Linkedin Email l am not happy with the way the Rdkb is operated yet l never get to vote for my representative. even if only one person stands l should still get the opportunity to spoil my ballot link

    l am not happy with the way the Rdkb is operated yet l never get to vote for my representative. even if only one person stands l should still get the opportunity to spoil my ballot

    ntuff asked over 1 year ago

    If you reside in or own property in Electoral Area B, you were not able to vote in the last General Election because the candidate was acclaimed, meaning that no one ran against her. If more than one qualified candidate runs in an election, you will be able to vote if you meet the qualifications as set out in legislation. 

  • Share Area C/Christina Lake Town Hall Feb 6, 2023 - What is the roll out strategy for the new fireworks restriction by-law for Christina Lake? Thanks! on Facebook Share Area C/Christina Lake Town Hall Feb 6, 2023 - What is the roll out strategy for the new fireworks restriction by-law for Christina Lake? Thanks! on Twitter Share Area C/Christina Lake Town Hall Feb 6, 2023 - What is the roll out strategy for the new fireworks restriction by-law for Christina Lake? Thanks! on Linkedin Email Area C/Christina Lake Town Hall Feb 6, 2023 - What is the roll out strategy for the new fireworks restriction by-law for Christina Lake? Thanks! link

    Area C/Christina Lake Town Hall Feb 6, 2023 - What is the roll out strategy for the new fireworks restriction by-law for Christina Lake? Thanks!

    Denise asked over 1 year ago

    Hello Denise,

    Thanks for your question. The intent is to have the fireworks bylaw for Area C/Christina Lake in place for the summer of 2023. Staff has some details to discuss with the Area Director before the bylaw is written. Fire Chief Joe Geary and Corporate Officer Anitra Winje will be at the Town Hall meeting on February 6th to chat about this, if you'll be attending. We would love to get your feedback!

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