The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) board has approved a 7.13 per cent budget reduction for 2021. The PRRD’s overall budget for all service functions is $88,898,920, a decrease of $6,820,243 from 2020.
“Fiscal responsibility is the lens through which the Board of Directors views all of its decisions, and I’m pleased to say that we have been able to approve a budget that keeps costs down while continuing to provide important services to our residents,” says PRRD Board Chair Brad Sperling. “I thank the Board of Directors for their ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility, and I also want to recognize PRRD staff for their excellent work in producing a budget that allows the PRRD to achieve strategic priorities while easing the financial burden on PRRD taxpayers by reducing costs.”
The PRRD provides a range of services including solid waste management, rural water services, sewer collection and disposal, invasive plant control, fire protection, community services and recreation, regional parks, development services and subdivision planning, building inspection and bylaw enforcement.
The PRRD Board adopted its Five-Year Financial Plan (2021 – 2025) Bylaw No. 2437, 2021 on March 29, 2021. It details the revenues and expenses for every service function in the Peace River Regional District.