Islands Trust invites comments on its 2017-18 budget proposal
The Islands Trust Council welcomes public comments on its $7.7 million proposed budget for 2017-2018.
As members of the Islands Trust, Bowen Island Municipality taxpayers contribute a proportionate share of the cost of operations of the Trust Council and the Trust Fund Board as defined by the provincial Islands Trust Act. If the proposed budget is approved, property owners from Bowen Island would together contribute nearly $253,000, an increase of about $30,000 from 2016. Bowen Island’s contribution is determined by a provincially legislated formula.
Public comments received by February 10, 2017 will go to the Financial Planning Committee (FPC), which is responsible for developing the annual budget as well as the overall financial planning and management. The FPC will consider all feedback received by the deadline and make its budget recommendations to Trust Council. Trust Council will also review the public’s feedback, make any changes and approve the final budget at its quarterly meeting March 14-16, 2017 on Gabriola Island.