Kitimat’s 2019 Budget: Community Consultation

What would you like to see?

Municipal property tax has increased about 3% in each of the past few years. If you wish to help set a rate for 2019, please adjust the slider below to indicate how much is acceptable to you. In 2018 the average Kitimat house was assessed at $222,000. A 1% tax increase would see the average homeowner paying $12 more, or roughly $300,000 in revenue to the District of Kitimat. This tool will let you input your priorities while balancing revenue to expenses in the budget.

You may increase or decrease spending in each area presented, as well as increase or decrease municipal taxes, however, decreasing an area budget may result in reduced service levels. You must balance the overall budget, as Council is required by law, in order to submit your choices. Are you up to the challenge?

Thank you for your participation. The results will be reviewed by Council as part of the 2019 budget process. The 2018 budget may be found here.

GETTING STARTED

Please take a few minutes to use this budget tool to show us how you would like to see your tax dollars invested. We value your input and look forward to hearing from you regarding what you would like to see maintained, enhanced or reduced. We welcome your comments in each section of the survey to explain your choices or give us general feedback.

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General Tax Slider to Balance the Budget

Your choice

If you wish to have a tax increase or decrease, please adjust the slider to indicate your preferred rate. 1% equates to roughly $300,000 and averages $12 per household. This slider can adjust taxes to match your desired increases or decreases in service level. You must balance the budget by either increasing or reducing spending, or increasing or reducing taxes.

Would you increase, reduce or maintain the budgeted tax increase?
$0
885,000
-885,000
$885,000
-$885,000

Parks Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain funding for Parks?
$0
517,200
344,800
-$86,200
$86,200
If you wish to increase spending on Parks, which Parks would you increase spending on?
"If you wish to increase spending on Parks, which Parks would you increase spending on?"
If you wish to decrease spending on Parks, which Parks would you decrease spending on?
"If you wish to decrease spending on Parks, which Parks would you decrease spending on?"

Leisure Services Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain funding for Leisure Services?
$0
5,640,000
3,760,000
-$940,000
$940,000
If you wish to increase spending on Leisure Services, which activities or facilities would you increase spending on?
"If you wish to increase spending on Leisure Services, which activities or facilities would you increase spending on?"
If you wish to decrease spending on Leisure Services, which activities or facilities would you decrease spending on?
"If you wish to decrease spending on Leisure Services, which activities or facilities would you decrease spending on?"

Economic Development Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain funding for Economic Development?
$0
639,600
426,400
-$106,600
$106,600

Bylaw Enforcement Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain funding for Bylaw Enforcement?
$0
312,000
208,000
-$52,000
$52,000
If you wish to increase funding, would you want to have a full-time Bylaw Officer?
"If you wish to increase funding, would you want to have a full-time Bylaw Officer? "

Roads, Parking Lots and Sidewalks Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain funding for Roads, Parking Lots and Sidewalks (Transportation)?
$0
6,768,000
4,512,000
-$1,128,000
$1,128,000
If you wish to increase spending on Transportation, which facilities would you increase spending on?
"If you wish to increase spending on Transportation, which facilities would you increase spending on?"
If you wish to decrease spending on Transportation, which facilities would you decrease spending on?
"If you wish to decrease spending on Transportation, which facilities would you decrease spending on?"

Transit Services Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain the budget for Transit Services?
$0
1,215,000
810,400
-$202,000
$202,600
Would you like additional routes, or routes reduced, Comments?
"Would you like additional routes, or routes reduced, Comments?"
Would you like additional bus shelters at a cost of $34,000 each? If so, where?
"Would you like additional bus shelters at a cost of $34,000 each? If so, where?"

Gardens and Grass Cutting Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain the budget for Gardens and Grass Cutting?
$0
744,000
496,000
-$124,000
$124,000
Would you reduce funding for beautification?
"Would you reduce funding for beautification?"
If so, would you reduce gardening?
"If so, would you reduce gardening?"
Would you reduce boulevard mowing?
"Would you reduce boulevard mowing?"
Would you like to see some boulevards left with long grass?
"Would you like to see some boulevards left with long grass?"

Cultural Services Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain the budget for Cultural Services?
$0
960,000
640,000
-$160,000
$160,000
If you wish to increase spending on Culture, which grants would you increase?
"If you wish to increase spending on Culture, which grants would you increase?"
If you wish to decrease spending on Culture, which grants would you lower?
"If you wish to decrease spending on Culture, which grants would you lower?"

Garbage and Recycle Learn more

Your choice

Would you increase, decrease, or maintain the budget for Garbage and Recycle?
$0
780,000
520,000
-$130,000
$130,000
Would you like the DOK to move to curbside pickup of recyclables and allow our landfill operation to last years longer at a cost of $950,000 per year?
"Would you like the DOK to move to curbside pickup of recyclables and allow our landfill operation to last years longer at a cost of $950,000 per year? "

Tell us about yourself

If you are satisfied with your choices, click "Submit".