Announcement

author

Invitation to Budget 2016 Community Information Meeting - Support Soccer

Posted by Whistler Youth Soccer Club on Feb 19 2016 at 09:11AM PST

Dear WYSC Members…..

WYSC Board requests your attendance at the upcoming the Budget 2016 Community Information Meeting – come show support for local soccer & additional fields.

Tuesday, February 23, 4 to 7 p.m (see below for schedule)
Maury Young Arts Centre (4335 Blackcomb Way)

Resort Municipality of Whistler News Release

Whistler residents invited to Budget 2016 Community Information Meeting

February 11, 2016: Whistler, B.C. – The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) invites residents, business owners, and resort partners to a Budget 2016 Community Information Meeting on Tuesday, February 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Maury Young Arts Centre (formerly Millennium Place) at 4335 Blackcomb Way.

Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden said, “Council and staff have worked diligently to deliver a draft budget that balances operational demands with municipal revenue and contributions to reserves.”

She added, “The meeting is an opportunity for citizens to learn about the organization, corporate and budget planning processes, key factors affecting our plans, and major projects and focus areas for 2016. I invite everyone to attend to have a better understanding of where we are now as a community and where we are going.”

In November 2015 Council identified its priorities for the 2016 Corporate Plan and budget:
•Community well-being including affordability
•The accommodation mix for visitors and residents
•Transportation planning
•Environmental initiatives
•Maintaining our focus to visitation and resort growth
•Partnership within the resort, region and beyond
•Continued focus on prudent fiscal management and the use of the Corporate Plan as our foundational strategic road map

The Corporate Plan and budget are also guided by long-term community strategic plans and ongoing input by partners, committees and the community throughout the year.

Budget 2016 Community Information Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 4 to 7 p.m.
Maury Young Arts Centre (4335 Blackcomb Way)

4 to 5 p.m.
Displays and discussion

· Learn about each division’s key service areas, focus areas for 2016, and 2016 project highlights.

· Meet with staff and Council, ask questions and discuss projects in an informal setting.

5 to 5:45 p.m.
Presentation

· Get informed with a short presentation by Chief Administrative Officer Mike Furey including an overview of 2015 highlights, 2016 budget and corporate planning, priorities for 2016, and factors affecting the budget

Question and answer period

· Ask questions. Members of staff and Council will be present to answer them.

5:45 to 7 p.m.
Displays and discussion

Budget 2016 key dates
•The draft budget guidelines will be presented by staff to Council at the regular Council meeting open to the public on March 1.
•The budget bylaw is planned to be adopted by April 5.
•Tax rate bylaws are planned to be adopted by May 3.
•Tax notices are planned to be mailed to residents before the end of May. You can register to review your property tax information online and receive future tax notices by email at whistler.ca/onlineservices.

It’s easy to stay connected

The budget community meeting is one of several community engagement opportunities throughout the year. Residents are encouraged to stay informed and get involved in civic affairs through participation on committees, surveys (including the annual Community Life Survey), meetings and events, online discussions, delegations to Council, and conversation with staff and Council members.

Find budget information at whistler.ca/budget. The budget display information, presentation, and proposed 2016 project list will be available online after the open house.

Ask questions or email feedback to the municipality at budget@whistler.ca.

Find information about property tax payment at whistler.ca/propertytax and property assessment information on the BC Assessment website.

Find Council meeting schedules and packages or watch archived or live-streamed Council meetings online.

About the Resort Municipality of Whistler

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is Whistler’s local government led by an elected council and administered by an executive team and staff on behalf of 10,447 residents and 2.7 million annual visitors. The RMOW manages municipal planning and development, park and Village operations, sports facilities and recreation, public utilities and environmental services, bylaws and enforcement, fire rescue, fiscal planning and financial services, legislative services, human resources, communications and the administration of the Whistler2020 Comprehensive Sustainability Plan and Whistler’s Official Community Plan. The RMOW collaborates with in-resort and external partners to create visitor experiences and enrich community life.

Whistler’s vision is to be the premier mountain resort community as it moves toward sustainability. Whistler was the proud Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Media Inquiries
Resort Municipality of Whistler Communications
TEL: 604-967-3030
E-MAIL: communications@whistler.ca
WEBSITE: www.whistler.ca
TWITTER: @RMWhistler
FACEBOOK: RMOW
INSTAGRAM: @RMWhistler

Public Inquiries
TEL: 604-932-5535
E-MAIL: info@whistler.ca
www.whistler.ca/contacts

Comments

There are no comments for this announcement.