2022-2026 Financial Plan

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The public consultation on the 2022-2026 Five Year Financial Plan has concluded. 

The 2022-2026 Five-Year Financial Plan has been adopted by the RDEK Board of Directors. If you have questions about the budget, how it impacts your taxes, or services you are paying for, please contact our Financial Services Department at any time.

You can view the ADOPTED plan in the documents section on this site OR by clicking the link below:

The document is bookmarked, to help you easily go to different sections. To use the bookmarks, you have to ensure your browser's bookmarks are open. To open them, look for an icon in the top left-hand corner of the document and ensure all drop-down menus are open (they are generally marked with a sideways triangle).

The Financial plan is a complex document and to help break it down, we have created a "Snapshot" that provides a summary overview of the plan. It is also posted in the Financial Plan Documents section.

One of the tricky parts about communicating (and understanding) the Financial Plan lies in the way Regional Districts work. Unlike a municipality that has one boundary and one set of taxpayers (where everyone within the municipal boundaries pays), Regional Districts in BC are based on service areas. So, for every one of the more than 100 services we offer, there is a boundary for that service area, and everyone within the service area pays for (and receives the benefit of) that service. What that means is that we have over 100 different “boundaries” with over 100 different sets of taxpayers. SO, WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE BUDGET?

Well, how the budget will impact you depends entirely on what part of the RDEK you live/own property in and what combination of services are offered there. For example, if you live in Electoral Area C everyone will pay the same rate for the line item on their tax notice called “Reg Dist East Kootenay Area C”, but people living in Gold Creek will also be paying for Cranbrook Rural Fire Protection. At the same time, people in Moyie (which is also in Area C) don't have fire protection, but they pay a different line item for Moyie Water.

If you would like to find out how all of this impacts you, you can also call our Chief Financial Officer and she can provide you with specifics. Our staff are happy to answer your questions related to RDEK services and how they impact you all year-round. So, if you have questions, please let us know.

The 2022-2026 Five-Year Financial Plan has been adopted by the RDEK Board of Directors. If you have questions about the budget, how it impacts your taxes, or services you are paying for, please contact our Financial Services Department at any time.

You can view the ADOPTED plan in the documents section on this site OR by clicking the link below:

The document is bookmarked, to help you easily go to different sections. To use the bookmarks, you have to ensure your browser's bookmarks are open. To open them, look for an icon in the top left-hand corner of the document and ensure all drop-down menus are open (they are generally marked with a sideways triangle).

The Financial plan is a complex document and to help break it down, we have created a "Snapshot" that provides a summary overview of the plan. It is also posted in the Financial Plan Documents section.

One of the tricky parts about communicating (and understanding) the Financial Plan lies in the way Regional Districts work. Unlike a municipality that has one boundary and one set of taxpayers (where everyone within the municipal boundaries pays), Regional Districts in BC are based on service areas. So, for every one of the more than 100 services we offer, there is a boundary for that service area, and everyone within the service area pays for (and receives the benefit of) that service. What that means is that we have over 100 different “boundaries” with over 100 different sets of taxpayers. SO, WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE BUDGET?

Well, how the budget will impact you depends entirely on what part of the RDEK you live/own property in and what combination of services are offered there. For example, if you live in Electoral Area C everyone will pay the same rate for the line item on their tax notice called “Reg Dist East Kootenay Area C”, but people living in Gold Creek will also be paying for Cranbrook Rural Fire Protection. At the same time, people in Moyie (which is also in Area C) don't have fire protection, but they pay a different line item for Moyie Water.

If you would like to find out how all of this impacts you, you can also call our Chief Financial Officer and she can provide you with specifics. Our staff are happy to answer your questions related to RDEK services and how they impact you all year-round. So, if you have questions, please let us know.

  • CLOSED: The comment period on the 5-Year Financial Plan has now closed. Thank you to all who provided their comments and feedback. The budget will be considered for adoption by the Board on March 11, 2022.

    Please provide your comments on the Five-Year Financial Plan below.  Please be as specific as possible if you are referring to specific services, etc. 

    Comment period deadline is: Noon Monday, March 7, 2022.

    The public consultation on the 2022-2026 Five Year Financial Plan has concluded. 

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