RDFFG adopts 2023 Budget
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Board of Directors have approved the 2023 Operating Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan.
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George provides 92 services to residents of its seven electoral areas and to the City of Prince George, District of Mackenzie, Village of Valemount and Village of McBride.
Expenditures (operating and capital) for the Regional District in 2023 will total $55.2 million. Of the $55.2 million, $21.5 million will be funded through property taxation, which is an increase of $874,139 or 4.25% over 2022. Most of the other funding for the budget for 2023 is coming in the form of grants, user fees and use of reserve funds.
Significant 2023 budgeted expenditures provided by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George include Solid Waste Management ($21.8 million); 9-1-1 Emergency Response Services ($6.2 million); Protective Services ($7.7 million) and Recreation & Cultural Services ($4.8 million).
Code of Conduct approved
The Regional District has approved a Code of Conduct for members of the Board of Directors and other Board committees, commissions and Boards. It is the first such policy for the Regional District and establishes a shared standards of conduct for elected and appointed members of governing bodies of the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.
As part of the Code of Conduct members acknowledge and respect that responsible conduct is essential to providing good governance for the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George; Responsible conduct is based on the Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct; and that members are required to conduct themselves to the highest ethical standards by being an active participant in ensuring that the Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct and associated Standards of Conduct set out in this Policy are followed and adhered to in discharging their duties and fulfilling their obligations.
The Board approved the following requests for Community and Recreation Grants:
- $2849 to the Ness Lake Recreation Commission for insurance, furnace and piping expenses
- $1103 to the Salmon Valley Community Association for insurance
- $1371 to the Salmon Valley Gymkhana for insurance
- $7907 to the Beaverly Community Association for insurance and swim program and scholarship expenses
- $500 to the Miworth Community Association for a bursary
- $20,000 to the Tabor Lake Clean Up Society for operating expenses
- $5500 to the Buckhorn Recreation Commission for swim lesson and program expenses
- $15,000 to the Pineview Recreation Commission for insurance
- $4500 to the Giscome Elementary Parent Advisory Committee for swim program expenses
- $15,000 to the Mackenzie Firefighters Association for road rescue tools and equipment
- $750 to the Dome Creek Community Association for insurance
- $5000 to the McBride and District Hospital Auxiliary for equipment expenses
- $2874 to the McBride Curling Club for insurance
- $2741 to the McBride Farmers Institute for Spring Gala and insurance expenses
- $263 to the Robson Valley Community Service for event expenses
- $4000 to the Robson Valley Spay Neuter Society for program expenses
- $3500 to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #75 for insurance and operating expenses
- $10,000 to the Valemount Ambulance Association for the Handy Dart bus