The Cariboo Regional District and Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District proposed 2013 budgets and five-year financial plans were adopted, March 22.
At the end of 2012, the directors provided CRD staff with a 2013 budget target goal of a zero per cent maximum requisition increase for inflationary purposes.
The overall 2013 budget, including new/and or improved services came in at a 0.8 percent decrease, according to the CRD board highlights.
Without including new services, the tax requisition for 2013 is 2.5 per cent less than the requisition for 2012.
During the meeting chartered accountants, Kane Fraser and JoAnne Francis presented the CRD and CCRHD 2012 audited financial statements. Fraser said the financial position of both corporations remains strong. .
CRD applies for treaty funds
The CRD will be submitting an application for funding to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Supporting Treaty Implementation program.
Applications are currently being accepted by UBCM for the program, whereby local governments may recover eligible operating costs for Treaty Advisory Committees participating at Treaty Negotiation tables at Stage 4 or Stage 5. In past years, the CRD has received $15,000 in funding.
Transfer station hours extended
The CRD directors received and discussed survey results from the Lac La Hache transfer station pilot project, March 22. Based on the results and feedback from residents, the CRD will expand total public accessibility hours for the Lac La Hache site and future controlled waste facility sites to 46 hours during the period of October 1 to March 31 and 52 hours during the period of April 1 to September 30.
The next CRD board meeting is April 12.