The Cariboo Regional District and Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District’s proposed budgets were adopted at last weeks CRD meeting.
At the end of 2010, the board of directors provided CRD staff with a target goal of 1.25 per cent maximum requisition increase for inflationary purposes.
The target has now been achieved with the approved budgets reflecting an inflationary increase of 1.25 per cent exclusive of new services and the specific inclusion of funds within the 2011 budget to cover the cost of the general elections taking place in November 2011 and the 20th anniversary of the annual fire chief’s workshop in October.
The financial statements will be available online soon at www.cariboord.bc.ca.
Lights to be added to 150 Mile transfer station
The CRD will be install lights at the 150 Mile House refuse transfer station. One street light and one yard light will be installed at the transfer station and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2011.
CRD board supports volunteer firefighter tax credit
The regional district board of directors will provide a letter of support to the Fire Chiefs Association of British Columbia (FCABC) and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) for a proposed tax credit for volunteer firefighters.
The regional district will also send letters to all federal political leaders requesting this item be included in their budgets. The FCABC and the CAFC requested assistance to show the federal government the importance of their campaign to establish a $3,000 federal tax credit for volunteer firefighters.
Audited financial statements presented
Chartered accountant Clay Rasmussen presented the Cariboo Regional Hospital District (CRHD), the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD) and the Cariboo Regional District’s (CRD) 2010 audited financial statements at last week’s CRD meeting. According to Rasmussen, the financial position of the corporations remains strong.