Stay Informed and Get Involved in Budget 2022

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Welcome to your space to learn about Budget 2022

Every year, the SCRD Board embark on a budget process to fund projects and initiatives undertaken by SCRD staff. This page is your space to learn more about the process and provide your feedback.


On the right you will find sections to:

Read about Budget 2022, the SCRD's Strategic Plan, and learn more about the SCRD Budget process in the "Good to Read" section

Watch recent budget information sessions

Check out the budget timeline to learn when decisions will be made and when you can provide your input to the SCRD Board

Find out where we are right now in the budget process

View videos and presentations from budget information sessions




Below is all about hearing from you - you will find opportunities to:

Ask questions about projects, initiatives, and the SCRD Budget process by using the question tool


Welcome to your space to learn about Budget 2022

Every year, the SCRD Board embark on a budget process to fund projects and initiatives undertaken by SCRD staff. This page is your space to learn more about the process and provide your feedback.


On the right you will find sections to:

Read about Budget 2022, the SCRD's Strategic Plan, and learn more about the SCRD Budget process in the "Good to Read" section

Watch recent budget information sessions

Check out the budget timeline to learn when decisions will be made and when you can provide your input to the SCRD Board

Find out where we are right now in the budget process

View videos and presentations from budget information sessions




Below is all about hearing from you - you will find opportunities to:

Ask questions about projects, initiatives, and the SCRD Budget process by using the question tool


Have a question about the SCRD Budget? This is where to ask it!

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    why does the SCRD make the assumption that waste water treatment plants be self funding? The reality IS that is NOT how they are being funded. In Powell River their 3 plants are approximately funded one third Federal, one third Province and one third local. In sechelt there is project , I assume is on band lands once again is divided ..Feds,Province,and local. There is NO reason to try and assume we should be treated differently .

    bob woods asked 4 months ago

    Hi there,

     

    Thank you for your question.

     

    Any service that is provided by the SCRD must have its costs recovered. The SCRD is only allowed to requisition service recipients to recover those costs. There is no agreement with the Federal or Provincial government to assist with the funding for these services.

     

    In the example you have provided from Powell River, it appears as though the funding from the Federal and Provincial Governments was in the form of grants.

     

    During the development of the Wastewater capital plans, the SCRD reached out to the Ministry responsible for distributing grants on behalf of the Province asking for some data on grant distribution so the SCRD could determine what would be a reasonable average grant amount to assume future plant replacements would receive. The answer was clear – the SCRD should not be assuming that these plants will receive grants, and to do so would be poor planning.

     

    The SCRD explores grant opportunities for each wastewater treatment facility and has been successful in receiving grants which has resulted in lower rates for users of these facilities.

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    Why has the government dock at the end of Hassan road never been replaced? (Madeira park-beaver island)

    John Malcomb asked 4 months ago

    Hi there,

    The SCRD does not manage this dock - a list of docks that are managed by the SCRD can be found here: https://www.scrd.ca/locations-regulations.

    This dock may have been managed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans - perhaps contact them and they may have further information. https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/index-eng.html

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    Given recent concerns over indiscriminate tree cutting on Residential Designated lands does the budget contemplate amendments to Tree Bylaw 350?

    Derek Neale asked 5 months ago

    Hi Derek,

    Thank you for your question and for attending the information session - the answer can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/6Mw0JmUmIHM?t=2380

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    How can you look at nearly a 7% increase in taxes when it is obvious there is not justification for the increase, it appears the SCRD is taking advantage of increased housing values to get more taxes without an increase in services to the Halfmoon Bay area. It is easy for bureaucrats to spend other peoples money without proof that the funds are actually needed by just adding a percentage figure to the last budget.

    Johnny Auditor asked 4 months ago

    Hi there,

    This questions was asked and answered during a recent community information session on the SCRD's budget - you can see it here: https://youtu.be/6Mw0JmUmIHM?t=1103

    Thank you

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    I have been driving the highway from Half Moon Bay to Sechelt and wonder why the road is almost undriveable due to the state of repair, is this an SCRD budget item??

    Johnny Auditor asked 4 months ago

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your question - Director's provided an answer during the community information session - this can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/6Mw0JmUmIHM?t=1352

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    Is there a way to sign up to be notified about new surveys? I would like to answer surveys, but often don't hear about them until the newspaper is reporting that it's already been closed!

    eight57 asked 6 months ago

    Hi there,

    You can sign up to follow this project via the main page at letstalk.scrd.ca/budget. We will send notifications when new surveys and polls are launched!

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    First, thank you for surveying citizens on 2022 priorities, and posting the results. Our budget priorities are very clear! However, if the SCRD is restricted in its ability to adjust the budget accordingly, this could cause some frustration. Q1: we hear that the current SCRD budget structure is inflexible and not very transparent. How will you get around this in the 2022 budgeting exercise to ensure that the allocation of limited resources reflects our clear 2022 priorities, and citizens are able to track that our money has been spent this way? Q2: For future budget exercises, are you talking with the Province about changing the budget structure for regional districts, and what is the timeline? Thanks in advance!

    Darlene Tymo asked 6 months ago

    Hey Darlene - thank you for your questions. We asked them at our recent budget information session - you can see the answers that SCRD Directors provided here: https://youtu.be/ksSR5KKPyHY?t=2146 

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    I haven’t completed the survey yet - will do so momentarily - but wanted to ask you to support the Dakota Ridge skiing fraternity. It’s a wonderful asset to the Coast, we used it 2 or 3 times a week during the last winter, and had so much fun with friends, kids and grandkids.

    Jerry asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback!

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    when and where will the results of the survey be made available to the public?

    T asked 7 months ago

    Hey there, thank you for your question - the survey results will be posted on this page the first week of November. They will be presented to the SCRD Board during the pre-budget meetings on November 1 & 2. 

Page last updated: 24 Feb 2022, 01:56 PM