The District of Squamish is pleased to release its 2015 Annual Report.
The services provided by the District touch virtually every aspect of everyday life in Squamish: clean water, wastewater and solid waste services protect our health and environment, roads and transit keep people moving, protective services keep us safe, economic and development services allow our community to thrive and grow and much more.
During the budget planning process, staff and Council strive to balance the true cost of the services we deliver and the tax burden on property owners to fund these services. Property taxation funds 44% of these services, with borrowing, reserves, utility fees and other revenue sources making up the rest.]
Section 165 of the Community Charter requires a five year financial plan to be adopted annually. The five year plan sets out objectives and policies of the District and includes funding sources, distribution of tax burden, use of permissive tax exemptions, proposed expenditures and proposed transfers between funds.
Financial Plan and Additional Documents
The Annual Report provides an overview of the highlights of the previous year, identifies goals for the upcoming year and presents the municipality’s audited financial statements. The Community Charter requires all municipalities to produce an annual report by June 30 and details what information must be included.
The report is presented at an annual public meeting and printed and electronic copies are available to the public.
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