News & Announcements
A Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 and will include:
Kit Fast, Dawson Creek Watershed Society & Watershed staff in attendance re: World Water Day Proclamation.
Peter Nilsen, Energy Manager, City of Dawson Creek in attendance re: Earth Hour Proclamation.
Annual BUDGET Open House!
Mayor and Council invite you to provide your input into the
2018 budget at a Public Consultation Session on
Monday, March 12th at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dawson Creek City Hall – 10105 – 12A Street
in Council Chambers
- Learn more about the services we provide, what that means to your quality of life and your taxes for the coming year.
- Meet with Mayor and Council and staff, view display panels and provide your feedback on the Annual Budget.
- Explore Fiscal Gap and the City’s responses to it
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2018
City Hosts Annual Budget Open House
Dawson Creek – Do you ever wonder where your tax dollars go? Join the Mayor, Council, and staff at the Annual Budget Open House on Monday, March 12th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at City Hall to have your questions answered, and to provide feedback on the City’s Annual Budget for 2018.
“Please join us to learn more about where the revenues to run our beautiful City come from, and how they are spent,” said Mayor Dale Bumstead. “We welcome your questions and insights on how we can continue to provide the services and amenities that make our community such a great place to live, work, and play.”
“In addition to information on our annual budget, you can also learn more about our future finances and what is being done to help ensure our healthy financial future,” added Mayor Bumstead.
Fiscal Responsibility and Sustainability is a key strategic priority for Council. Over the past few years, the City has embarked on a number of initiatives to help address the Fiscal Gap, which is the difference between what we expect in revenues (e.g., taxes, fees, grants) and promised expenditures (e.g., roads, water, parks, facilities).
“Being fiscally responsible is about living within our means, so we can maintain the abundant quality of life we enjoy today and leave a strong and sustainable financial legacy for future generations,” said Mayor Bumstead.
To that end, Council adopted a Stewardship Statement last year to guide all financial decisions and related policies. Council has also been tackling the City’s long-term Fiscal Gap, through key initiatives such as negotiating the new Peace River Agreement and introducing a debt management policy, user fees, development cost charges, and energy management savings, to name just a few.
“While the Fiscal Gap is not urgent, it is critical that we ‘mind the gap’ by closely watching current and future spending,” cautioned the Mayor. “We need to carefully assess new capital investments, as well as their lifelong costs for maintenance, operation, repair and, ultimately replacement, and look at ways to cover these ongoing costs.”
Can’t make it to the Annual Budget Open House? Simply visit our website at www.dawsoncreek.ca/budget for more budget information, or to view the open house display panels or the special budget/fiscal gap edition of Dawson Creek’s Our Community newsletter.
For more information please call 250-784-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Bumstead 250-784-3616
A Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, February 26, 2018 and will include:
Letter from Brock Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer (January 26, 2018) re: Recycling Council of British Columbia Annual Zero Waste Conference 2018.
Email from Sue Kenny, General Manager, Community Futures Development Corporation (February 15, 2018) re: Downtown Facade Program Boundaries.
Letter from Jason Stark, President, BC Peace Predators Female Hockey Society (February 15, 2018) re: Request to Waive Ice Fees.
For Immediate Release
February 13, 2018
TOURISM DAWSON CREEK MANAGEMENT CONTRACT AWARDED TO SPECTRA COMCAST SPECTACOR
The City of Dawson Creek is pleased to announce a new 5-year contract with Spectra by Comcast Spectacor for the operations of Tourism Dawson Creek. This contract will see Spectra take over operations and management of Tourism Dawson Creek, including the Alaska Highway House and the Visitor Information Centre.
Tourism Dawson Creek is a year-round operation whose focus is to develop and diversify the opportunities for Dawson Creek, the tourism industry and its sectors from sustainable development and promotion of the industry. This includes creating year-round, memorable visitor experiences and the operation of the Visitor Centre and Alaska Highway House.