TNRD wants you to opine on its financial plan
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is seeking public input on its 2012-2016 financial plan.
The Local Government Act states “a regional district must have a financial plan that is adopted annually, by bylaw, by March 31.
“Basically, the public can go on our website, review the 2012-2016 financial plan and its highlights,” said Tanya Garost, the TNRD’s director of finance.
“And, if you have comments, you can fill out a form and send it to us via mail, email or fax.”
The preparation of the financial plan begins in the fall of each year and a provisional financial plan is presented to the board of directors.
The financial plan incorporates requests from directors and service committees, any new services and staff estimates of funding amounts required to maintain current service levels.
The final financial plan is then presented in March and adopted before the deadline of March 31.
The finance department conducts public budget consultation in conjunction with other service related meetings throughout the year at various locations in the regional district.
The TNRD is looking for input from taxpayers from the electoral areas and the member municipalities, of which Kamloops is one.
The form is available online at tnrd.ca under the orange :Financial Plan 2012”. heading.
It can also be accessed directly online here.