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2011 Central Okanagan J = 1,540 Private Dwellings

2011 Central Okanagan = 83,836 Private Dwellings

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From .pdf icon June 13, 2013 RDCO Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda
Item 6.1 Dog Control Service Review Update

 

POPULATION

City of Kelowna 119,229
District of Lake Country 11,708
District of Peachland 5,200
District of West Kelowna 30,892
Central Okanagan East 3,795
Central Okanagan West 1,947
Westbank First Nation 7,068
TOTAL POPULATION 179,839


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Total Parcels and Parcels Improved in the Fire Protection Zones
(from May 25, 2015 RDCO Board Agenda Item 9.1 Fire Services Review Scope Of Work)

RDCO parcels and parcels improved in North Westside, COE Joe Rich, Ellison and Wilsons Landing
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From RDCO Annual Review 2013


City of Kelowna (66.30%)
District of West Kelowna (17.18%)
District of Lake Country (6.51%)
Westbank First Nation 7,068 (3.93%)
District of Peachland (2.89%)
COE (2.11%)
COW 1,947 (1.08%)

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From 2011 Census

J - Central Okanagan West Stats do not include Native Reserves
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From RDCO Board Agenda November 26, 2012 Item 6.1 RDCO Voting Strength - 2011 census

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POPULATION OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN WEST IN 2011

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (1,947)
(including Westbank First Nation Reserves #9 & #10 - 7,068) = 9,015

Private Occupied Dwellings = 74,942 not sure what all this includes?  It says occupied by usual residents.

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POPULATION OF THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN IN 2011

179,830

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Declaration of Electoral Area Director Election Result

On Saturday, November 15th, an election was held for the Regional Director to represent the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. Chief Election Officer Mary Jane Drouin has declared the result to be official.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “In the election for Central Okanagan West Director, Wayne Carson has been declared elected receiving a total of 414 votes out of a total 586 ballots that were cast. There are an estimated 7,807 eligible voters in the Electoral Area.”

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Director

Candidate - Votes - % of Votes Cast
Wayne Carson - 414 - 70.6%
Marsali MacIver - 125 - 21.3%
Eric Von Krosigk - 47 - 8%

In the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area, incumbent Patty Hanson was not challenge and was acclaimed as Director for the next four year term. In addition, Zone 1 School Trustee Deb Butler and Zone 2 School Trustee Moyra Baxter have also been elected by acclamation.

Smith adds, “Regional Board appointments from our member municipalities will be confirmed after their Inaugural Council meetings in early December. Six Directors will be appointed from the City of Kelowna, two from the District of West Kelowna and one each from the District of Lake Country and District of Peachland.”

The Inaugural Board meeting will be held at 7:00 pm Monday, December 8th where Directors will take their oath of office and a Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected.”

(November 19, 2014)

Source:  RDCO's What's New

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WFN approves property tax hike
Castanet.net - by Wayne Moore - Story: 89839 - Apr 3, 2013

Property owners on Westbank First Nation lands will pay approximately 1 per cent more in property taxes in 2013 after council recently approved its 2013 budget.

WFN Chief Robert Louie, at the official opening the new Xtreme Theatre a year ago.

The budget was given final approval March 27.

"The budget is a long, involved consultation process. Many meetings have been held with stakeholders since September of last year and all input was considered to create the final budget," says WFN Chief, Robert Louie.

"We look forward to this budget being the underpinning of yet another successful financial year for WFN."

Under the budget, property taxation revenues are projected at $12.05M which will net $10.6M after the WFN Homeowners Grant of $1.45M is rebated to the residential taxpayers.

The average residential property taxpayer on WFN lands will pay approximately 1 per cent more in 2013.

The average homeowner will be taxed $1,635 before the Homeowner Grant and $1,264 after the grant is applied.

According to figures released by the band there are 3,910 residences on WFN lands, up from 3,840 a year ago and 3,505 in 2011.

Commercial developments on WFN lands also grew at an overall rate of 13.5 per cent last year allowing residential taxpayers to pay a continually lower share of total property taxes.

The residential burden will be 53 per cent of total taxation in 2013, down from 55 per cent the year before.

"Total property assessments on WFN lands are now over $12.3B, an increase of $47M from the previous year says Ernest Jack, WFN Surveyor of Taxes.

"Total assessments on WFN lands now exceeds those of Peachland and Revelstoke."

The net property tax budget of $10.6M pays for the following:
• Protective Services (Fire, Law Enforcement) - $1.4M
• Local Services (Transit, Regional Parks, Community Centres, Library) - $1.6M
• Recreation and Youth Services - $500,000
• Financial Reserves (Capital Projects and Contingency) - $2.4M
• Community Development (Engineering, Planning, Economic Development) - $1.3M
• General Government and Administrative Services - $3.4M

In addition to the operating budget, WFN has an ambitious capital program planned for the upcoming year which will add up to $6.5M in additional sidewalks, infrastructure and improved water quality and roads.

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.pdf icon March 30, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Special (Budget) Board Meeting

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.pdf icon March 30, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special (Budget) Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 4.1 Review of Changes and 2012 Tax Rates.pdf

.pdf icon Item 4.3 RDCO 2012-2016 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1305.pdf

.pdf icon Item 4.4 Temporary Borrowing Bylaw No. 1306.pdf

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.pdf icon March 30, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special (Budget) Board Meeting Minutes

4. FINANCE DEPARTMENT

4.1 2012 - 2016 Financial Plan Introduction

a) Review of changes following the March 8, 2012 Governance & Services Committee meeting

M. Rilkoff provided an overview of the budget changes including:
• Total operating budget of $58m for 2012 (44.04% is debt, including municipal MFA payments; 48.83% is operating expenses; 7.59% is transfers to capital and reserves).
• Capital budget for 2012 is approximately $22m
•  Transfer to capital and reserves is $4,587,593
• Changes to the mosquito control program were highlighted. The Board approved an enhanced mosquito control program. Central Okanagan West grant in aid increased to reflect the mosquito control program.
• WWTP, lift stations and collector system - updated flow data resulted
in a shift to WFN due to new development/growth.
• Regional District basic administration grant - transferred to capital to pay down short term debt relating to the roof project.
•  Adjusted parcel tax roll from SIR
•  Pending issues were highlighted: WFN may withdraw from transit service do have their own direct operating agreement; fringe area planning allocation yet to be determined; regional rescue service review effects on the budget; and building inspection current shortfall is $33,010 (staff reviewing possibility of contracting out this service with member municipalities).

b) Review of 2012 Tax Rates
The residential tax rates for a home assessed at $499,000 were reviewed (including the draft rates from the February 17, March 8 and March 30 final budget discussions)
City of Kelowna - $(2.74)
District of Peachland - $(4.65)
District of Lake Country - $(0.85)
District of West Kelowna - $(5.79)
Central Okanagan West Electoral Area - $(4.67)
Central Okanagan East Electoral Area - $14.88

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4.2 Public Comment on 2012 - 2016 Financial Plan

Chair Hobson opened the floor to any members of the public who wished to comment on the 2012 - 2016 Financial Plan.

Marsali Maciver, Central Okanagan West Electoral Area - expressed concern regarding the increase in water rates and questioned why North Westside residents didn't have consultation before rates were increased. It was noted that the area director has addressed residents at various community meetings. Staff circulated information directly to each resident
informing them of the changes proposed. The Board has agreed to the 50% increase at this time. An open house will be held in the community on April 18th.

Dave Robertson, North Westside resident - would like a public meeting on the water rates being imposed, not just an open house. Do water rates go into the specific service or general revenue? The RDCO does not have a general revenue account. Revenue goes directly into the service and remains as an asset of that service. How is the money going to be spent?
Staff noted that the intent of the public information session is to go over the water improvement for future upgrades and asset capital 20-year renewal plans.

Staff noted that as a result of the Urban Systems report received in February letters were sent to residents to highlight the funding gap and long term concerns regarding each water system. Residents have had the opportunity to contact staff or the director with any concerns or questions.

Mr. Robertson stated that residents should have input on how money is spent on the fire departments and the community hall maintenance.

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4.3 Regional District of Central Okanagan 2012 - 2016 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1305, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

In discussion, concern was raised by some directors regarding:

o How administration is calculated. In review of previous budget documents it was noted that there has been an increase to
administration (specific increases in Finance, HR, EDC, 911, WWTP). Staff note that administration is allocated to the services.
An in-depth analysis of administration overhead was done in 2011 and presented to the Board. The Board at that time adopted a new policy which affected the rates for various services. Overhead rates have gone down significantly since the incorporation of West Kelowna.

o Operational costs increased over the 5-year plan, the question was raised how committed is the Board to implement the proposed 5year plan?

o Why has there been an increase in the Joe Rich Hall administration costs? A decision was made by the Board that all community halls receive the same admin overhead. Overhead costs are specific to the service.

o The Board needs to ensure taxes are spent wisely and determine the level of service they wish to provide for each service. It was noted that service reviews are being done including dog control and the oversight committee for regional rescue.

o 911 service - with the expansion of the 911 service to the various regional district has there been economies of scale with the expanded service? The contract is managed by the RCMP and the Regional District must follow their schedule/staffing requirements.
In the past this has caused unforeseen cost increases. The RDCO is now entering into a contract with the RCMP to provide staffing which will mean more control of the service. It was suggested that staff provide further background information for the 911 service how it started, expansion of economies of scale, operation costs, service expansion.

o The Board will need to address the question whether the RDCO's current model is what we want going forward, These questions will be addressed over the next year as the Board begins to review services provided.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan 2012 - 2016 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1305, 2012 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 30th day of March 2012.

CARRIED

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4.4 Regional District of Central Okanagan Temporary Borrowing Bylaw No. 1306, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Temporary Borrowing Bylaw No. 1306, 2012 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 30th day of March 2012.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon February 27, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

There was nothing mentioned in the Board Highlights about Item 6.4 Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development - Voting Strength and 2011 Census

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.pdf icon February 27, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.4 Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development - Voting Strength and 2011 Census.pdf

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
Local Government Infrastructure and Finance
PO Box 9838 Stn Prov Govt
(4th Floor - 800 Johnson Street)
Victoria BC V8W 9T1

Agenda No: 6.4
Mtg Date: Feb 27, 2012

Circular No. 12:04
ARCS File #: 195-20
February 15, 2012

To: Regional District Corporate Officers

Re: Voting Strength as a Result of 2011 Census

In accordance with section 783 of the Local Government Act, the population used for the purpose of determining the voting strength and number of Directors on the Regional District Board includes persons residing on Indian Reserves.

The recently issued 2011 census figures for municipalities and electoral areas do not include Indian Reserve populations.

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development will prepare the required municipal and electoral area populations for the purpose of regional district voting for the Minister to certify. When this is completed, you will receive formal notification of the population figures to be used for the purpose of regional district voting, The notification will also include the effective date of any changes, which will likely be December 1, 2012.
Until the changes are effective, voting strength and number of directors should not be adjusted based on the results of the 2011 Census.

Original signed by
Talitha Soldera
Director Local Government Finance
pc: British Columbia Statistics

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.pdf icon February 27, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

6.4 Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development - Voting Strength as a Result of the 2011 Census (for information)
It was noted that voting strengths as a result of the 2011 census will change as a result of new census numbers. This change affects only weighted votes. As per the Province's circular any change will not be effective until late 2012.
Once the Province provides a notification staff will come forward with the voting strengths going forward.

BAKER/EDGSON
THAT the February 15, 2012 notice from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development regarding voting strength as a result of the 2011 Census be received;
AND FURTHER THAT staff report to the Board once the Province provides notification later in the year on the RDCO voting structure.

CARRIED

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Rural Property Tax Notice 2004-2011

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FINTRY PROPERTY TAX RATES FROM RURAL PROPERTY TAX NOTICE 2004 - 2012

Population 2007 2,100 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 draft budget 2012 2012
                     
Provincial School Tax 3.5525 2.9577 2.6465 2.1634 1.8995 1.9500 1.9954 1.9418   1.9757
Provincial Rural Tax .9500 .8100 .7000 .5900 .5000 .5200 .5200 .5200   .5300
Central Okanagan Hospital .3466 .3085 .3471 .2922 .2559 .2679 .3121 .3240   .3441
BC Assessment Authority .1057 .0920 .0816 .0677 .0615 .0641 .0664 .0621   .0599
Municipal Finance Authority .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003 .0002 .0002 .0002 .0002   .0002
Westside Central Okanagan Regional 1.5920 1.3862 1.3408 1.1314 .8672 .8686 1.0351 1.0171   1.1190
Sterile Insect (L) .1720 .1382 .0792 .0588 .0475 .0478 .0471 .0466   .0475
Westside Tax on Buildings .0063 .0056 .0067 .0085 .0064

Now called Central Okan RD (l)

Central Okan RD (l)

Previously called Westside Tax on Buildings

.0229 .0150 .0661   .0071
N. Westside Rd Fire 1.4075 1.4082 1.2542 1.0779 .7594 .7372 .7883 .7875 .8035 .8470
Weed Control .0039 .0036 .0035 .0032 .0022 .0025 .0023 .0023   .0023
Police Tax

Not charged police tax until 2007

.1076 .0429 .0617 .0806 .0905   .0725
Killiney Beach Community Hall Tax               .0504
Totals from above 8.1368 7.1103 6.4599 5.5010 4.4427 4.5429 4.8625 4.8582   5.0557
Waste/Environment Management $39.67 $39.11 $38.56 $41.43 $51.95 $51.95 $94.68 $88.04   $47.90
North Westside Fire Truck Referendum (for 5 yrs) $.00 $.00 $52.62 $52.65 $52.60 $52.40 $52.40 5 yr ref.
has ended
   
 

* The N&R Home Owner Grant is the longstanding Home Owner Grant combined with the new Northern and Rural Area Home Owner Benefit of up to $200 that is available in northern and rural areas.

In 2010 $400,000 land and improvements pays property tax of the following.

$798.16 for Provincial School Tax
$414.04 for Central Okanagan Regional
$315.32 for N. Westside Rd Fire
$208.00 Provincial Rural Tax
$124.84 Central Okanagan Hospital

Just because the tax rate went down does not mean you are paying less.  Housing prices have skyrocketed!!  Property Taxes rates are based on what Regional Districts feel they require.

 

FINTRY PROPERTY TAX RATES FROM RURAL PROPERTY TAX NOTICE 2012 - 2021

Population 2007 2,100 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
                     
School 1.9757 2.0191 2.0389              
Provincial Rural Tax .5300 .5500 .5600              
Central Okanagan Hospital .3441 .3609 .3590              
BC Assessment Authority .0599 .0610 .0619              
Municipal Finance Authority .0002 .0002 .0002              
Central Okanagan RD 1.1190 1.1901

Now called J Central Okanagan to confuse you some more

J Central Okanagan

Prev called
Central Okanagan RD

1.1886              
Sterile Insect (L) .0475 .0480 .0484              
Central Okan RD (l) .0071 .0097

Previously called Westside Tax on Buildings

J Buildings (l)

Prev called
Central Okan RD (l)

.0140              
N. Westside Rd Fire .8470 .9093 .9455              
Weed Control .0023 .0026 .0028              
Police Tax started in 2007 .0725 .0909 .0981              
Killiney Beach Community Hall Tax .0504 .0477 .0526              
Totals from above 5.0557 5.2895 5.3700              
Waste/Environment Management $47.90 $42.36 $29.93              
Upper Fintry Water   $859.95 $859.95              
 

* The N&R Home Owner Grant is the longstanding Home Owner Grant combined with the new Northern and Rural Area Home Owner Benefit of up to $200 that is available in northern and rural areas.

Rural Property Tax Website

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BC Stats Population Statistics Central Okanagan .xml format
  Area
Type
2006 2007 2008 2009 2008-2009
%
change
Central Okanagan RD 167,417 173,730 180,296 184,411 2.3
Kelowna C1 110,351 114,660 118,664 120,812 1.8
Lake Country DM 9,790 10,220 11,007 11,409 3.7
Peachland DM 4,938 5,112 5,221 5,244 0.4
West Kelowna DM2 na na 27,161 27,303 0.5
Unincorporated Areas RDR 42,338 43,738 18,243 19,643 7.7

Population of the Regional District of Central Okanagan in 2009 184,411

BC Stats Maps of the boundaries of Municipalities, Regional Districts, Electoral Areas, etc.

Thousands move from B.C. cities
By Tom Fletcher - BC Local News - Published: November 02, 2008

A new analysis of migration patterns inside B.C. upsets the notion that small-town folks are increasingly flocking to big cities.

While the main destination for new arrivals from other countries or provinces is Metro Vancouver, a five-year study of census data by BC Stats shows a trend in the opposite direction for those moving around within the province.

The study looks at population flows between B.C.'s four Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs): Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Kelowna, as well as to and from the area outside CMAs.

It found that from 2001 to 2006, Vancouver saw a net outflow of 25,560 B.C. residents. All other regions saw a net gain, and communities outside the big urban centres posted the largest increase, more than 17,000 people.

"The largest of B.C.'s CMAs, Vancouver represents more than half of the provincial population," the B.C. Stats report says. "Also, as the third largest city in Canada, Vancouver is a primary destination for immigrants and inter-provincial migrants to B.C. However, individuals often move to Vancouver first, only to continue on to other parts of the province after a short stay."

Figures for 2006, the latest available, show Kelowna was the only major urban centre with a net gain, 835 people from elsewhere in B.C. Areas outside CMAs gained 7,175 people, almost the same as the net loss from Vancouver to other areas of the province in 2006.

The study confirms the common view that young people aged 15-24 showed a net migration away from rural and small-town B.C., but found gains in all other age groups. Areas outside major centres were also the biggest beneficiaries of B.C. residents aged 45 and up who moved out of Metro Vancouver.

The Kelowna region qualified as a CMA for the first time in 2006, its 9.8 per cent population increase the fastest of B.C. urban centres during the five-year period. Kelowna also had the oldest population, with a median age of 43.4 years. B.C.'s other favourite retirement centre, Victoria, had a median age of 43.1 due in part to in-migration of university and college students.

The Abbotsford CMA was the youngest, with a median age of 36.8 compared to the provincial median of 40.8. This reflects the attraction of the area for young families looking to stay close to Vancouver.

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How many different taxes are there in B.C. do you think?

BC Balanced Budget 2008

Canada's first "Taxpayer's Ombudsman" to help fight Canada Revenue Agency
Feb 1, 2008

Average of 2.5 persons per private household in Canada

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Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting – April 28, 2008
Regional Park Land Acquisition Program
The Regional Board has given support to a program to acquire additional land for the Regional Park system. The result of a statistically valid survey conducted by Ipsos Reid during March showed that almost three-quarters of residents support the Regional District borrowing up to $25 million to purchase park land. In order acquire the additional land, 71% of respondents support a two per cent
increase in residential taxes or approximately $36 more each year. In light of the survey result, the Board supports a corresponding increase in the 2009
– 2013 Regional Parks budget and has authorized Regional District staff to begin a property acquisition program
. Final support will be considered during the 2009 – 2013 budget discussions.

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Central Okanagan West - Electoral area "J" - voting strength and population stats 2006

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Population Statistics

1998  2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2011 | 2025 | More Population Stats

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1998

There are 1,794 legal subdivided properties within the Westside Road Official Community Plan area extending from Bear Creek (Traders Cove) to Killiney Beach. The predominant pattern is half acre country residential development, with settlement areas at 7,000 sq. ft. residential lot sizes. Many of the lots have yet to be built upon, but are held as future housing sites. Population in the Westside
Road plan area now stands at 2,400 residents. (page 20 .pdf)

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2004

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2005

July 1, 2005 population of BC 4,257,833

July 1, 2005 population of BC 4,260,246

Between July 1st 2005 and June 30th 2006 British Columbia’s population grew by 1.24 per cent. This resulted in an increase of 52,619 individuals from the 2005 population of 4,257,833 to an end of period population level of 4,310,452 persons.

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2006

PDF file icon Population of Central Okanagan West 8,018 - 2006 census

Between 2006 - 2007 Central Okanagan had the highest growth rate of 28 Regional Districts at 4.06 per cent, gaining a total of 6,905 individuals, a 4.06% change.

From the North Westside Official Community Plan (Bylaw No. 785)
Adopted: April 26, 1999 (on page 38)
The North Westside area has in the past maintained a large inventory of vacant lots in all residential categories. For example, the 1997 inventory of R-1 (700m2) and RU5 (.25 ha) zoned lots totaled 1571 lots. In comparison the 1996 population for the entire North Westside area was 1205 persons housed in approximately 548 single detached homes. The existing vacant lot supply is adequate to meet the housing needs for the time horizon of this Official Community Plan.

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2007

PDF file icon 2099 eligible electors July 31, 2007 in the North Westside, from Westshore Estates to LaCasa.
Sources used:
Statistics Canada Census 2001.
BC Stats - British Columbia Regional District Population Estimates, 2001-2007.
Regional District of Central Okanagan cadastre, July 2007.
North Westside Road Fire Protection Area Boundary Spatial Data, August 2005

2007 B.C. population total 4,380,256

2007 Population of Central Okanagan 176,996

2007 Population of North Okanagan 83,063

2007 Population of Kelowna 116,479

2007 Population of Central Okanagan Unincorporated Areas 44,612

2007 Municipal and Regional District population statistics

WFN 2007-2008 Annual Report
PDF file icon Through births and transfers, WFN membership population is healthy and strong and has grown to 682.

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2008

There are 2,136 parcels within the North Westside Fire Service Area contributing to the fire department a June 25, 2008 RDCO email says.

RDCO email of April 21, 2008 states:
There are 763 properties contributing to the North Westside transfer station.

Are there 2124 properties between La Casa and Westshore Estates?

RDCO email June 2008 says:
There are 3,126 parcels in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. The total parcel tax revenue for these three programs (Solid Waste Collection, Waste Reduction, Recycling Program) from the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area is $154,299 or 67.87% of the $227,352 total for these three programs from the two electoral areas. Central Okanagan East has 1,480 parcels contributing $73,053 or 32.13% of the total cost of the three programs parcel tax revenues.

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2011

Westbank First Nation Government provides services for approximately 9000 residents living on WFN lands, 8500 of whom are non-Band members.

Census Stats from Stats Canada - 2011

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YEAR POPULATION
2003 158,264
2004 159,333
2005 163,142
2006 167,417
2007 173,730
2008 180,328
2009 184,646
2010 185,369
2011 187,351
2012 185,501
2013 189,632

Source: 2003-2013 RDCO Dog Bylaw Violation Stats

click for a larger copy

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2025

2025 population forecast Central Okanagan 120,740 (page 14)
2005 population Central Okanagan 167,917

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POPULATION (EST.) 2007 (from page 3)
REGIONAL DISTRICT 173,173 *
CENTRAL OKANAGAN WEST ELECTORAL AREA (INCLUDING NR’S) 8,018
CENTRAL OKANAGAN EAST ELECTORAL AREA (INCLUDING NR’S) 3,978
CITY OF KELOWNA (INCLUDING NR’S) 116,479 *
WESTSIDE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY 28,793 *
DISTRICT OF LAKE COUNTRY 10,615 *
DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND 5,290 *
HOUSEHOLDS 72,084 **
BUSINESSES 14,562 ***
AREA 2,956.3 SQ. KMS
RDCO EMPLOYEES (FULL, PART TIME, SEASONAL, CASUAL) 280

NR's mean Native Reserves we think

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1991 Census Okanagan West Provincial Electoral District

 

1991
Okanagan West

1991
BC

Total Population 55,291 3,282,061
Total private households 23,180 1,243,895
One family households 15,510 845,485
Husband-wife family 13,815 746,190
With children 5,645 404,790
Lone parent family 1,695 99,255
Single person household 6,215 308,300

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More Population Statistics

Population in other Provinces

BC quarterly population stats

Census Population of B.C. & Canada, 1871 to 2006

British Columbia Municipal and Regional District 2006 Census Total Population Results - from BC Stats

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2008

There are 2,136 parcels within the North Westside Fire Service Area contributing to the fire department a June 2008 RDCO email says.

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1998

There are 1,794 legal subdivided properties within the Westside Road Official Community Plan area extending from Bear Creek (Traders Cove) to Killiney Beach. (bottom page 20)

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BC Provincial and Federal Tax Rates

BC Provincial/Territorial tax rates for 2008
5.24% on the first $35,016 of taxable income, +
7.98% on the next $35,017, +
10.5% on the next $10,373, +
12.29% on the next $17,230, +
14.7% on the amount over $97,636
Federal tax rates 2008
15% on the first $37,885 of taxable income, +
22% on the next $37,884 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income between $37,885 and $75,769), +
26% on the next $47,415 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income between $75,769 and $123,184), +
29% of taxable income over $123,184.

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Income Stats for Kelowna and Vernon

Total Income Kelowna
in thousands ($000)

1991  1,473,000
1992  1,595,000
1993  1,736,000
1994  1,956,000
1995  1,811,000 *down
1996  2,096,000

Total Income Vernon
in thousands ($000)

1991   696,000
1992   768,000
1993   813,000
1994   922,000
1995   830,000 *down
1996   948,000

In 1995 income decreased??  In the other years income increased.

 

BC Stats 1996 Income profile for Vernon City

BC Stats 1996 Income Profile for Kelowna City

BC Stats 1996 Income Profiles -  More Communities

 

Income
Vernon
($000)
in thousands

% of income
Vernon

Income
Kelowna
($000)
in thousands

% of income
Kelowna

% of income
BC

Income paid in tax
(Prov)
$57,473  6.7% $130,582 6.8% 7.4%
Income paid in tax
(Fed)
$107,795 12.6% $241,539 12.6% 13.6%
Income paid in tax
(Total Fed & Prov.)
$165,268 19.3% $372,121 19.4% 20.9%
Total Income $947,818   $2,096,152    

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Property Taxes

By April 10th each year, the regional district must create and submit to the ministry its requisition. This requisition includes the amounts that will be needed for each service the regional district provides, and the proposed division of the amount between the various participants. It forms the basis for calculating the necessary tax rates which will be levied. (Source - Ministry of Community Services)

2007 Property Tax Rates Class 1 Residential
Sources Rural Property Tax Notice and these links
http://www.cserv.gov.bc.ca/lgd/infra/library/Sch702_2007.xls
  Burns Lake Canal Flats Kelowna Lake Country North West-side
Fintry
Peach-land Pentic-ton Spallum-cheen Summer-land Vernon West-side Muni.
General
or Municipal
6.74550 3.48480 3.54490 3.04890 .5900 3.04520 4.09830 3.55440 2.92000 2.50170
2.3236
 
Regional District   1.24417 .37740 0.37530 1.1314 0.45250 0.34930 0.20530 0.31960 2.35840  
Hospital   0.37871 .29190 0.29300 .2922 0.29230 0.32700 0.23150 0.32510 0.23130
0.2312
 
BC Assessment         .0677            
Municipal Finance Authority .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003
School   2.42520 2.16340 2.16340 2.1634 2.16340 2.43560 2.59460 2.43560 2.43930  
911                      
Sterile Insect Release         .0588            
Tax on Buildings         .0085            
Fire         1.0779         0.9960
0.6028
 
Weed Control         .0032            
Police Tax         .1076            
Total from above                      
Fire Equipment         $52.65            
Landfill         $41.43            
                       
Other   0.06800 .06800 0.06800   0.06800 0.06800 0.06800 0.06800 1.06400  
Total   7.60088 6.44560 5.94860 5.5010 6.02140 7.27820 6.65380 6.06830 8.59470  

 

Other tax – the “other” component of the property tax is set by the province and generates revenue to fund BC Assessments and the Municipal Financing Authority (MFA). The MFA runs much like a credit union, and provides capital financing, investment, leasing, and financial services to municipalities in BC. The MFA offers financing at low rates by pooling the borrowing needs of municipalities, and maintaining a high credit rating. All municipalities belong to the MFA, except the city of Vancouver, which arranges its own capital financing.

Municipal tax – this is the most significant component of the property tax and is set by municipalities based on revenue needs. Revenue from municipal tax is used to fund services such as local infrastructure, garbage removal, fire and police protection.

Regional District tax – all municipalities in BC belong to regional districts, which provide certain shared services. These Regional Districts are funded by the Regional District portion of the property tax, which is set by the province based on revenue requirements of the regional districts.

Hospital tax - Hospital tax rates are set by the provincial government to address revenue requirements of the health authorities. In the case of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, hospitals are funded directly by government and not through the property tax system.

School tax – the school tax is set by the province. For residential properties, the province sets individual school tax rates by municipality based on the circumstances of the school district.

These two links explain some of what our property taxes pay for as well as property tax inequities in B.C.. (from http://www.cfib.ca/legis/bc/pdf/BCPTR.pdf)

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2006 Property Tax Rates Class 1 Residential
Sources Rural Property Tax Notice and these links
http://www.cserv.gov.bc.ca/lgd/infra/library/Sch702_2007.xls
  Burns Lake Canal Flats Kelow
-na
Lake Count
-ry
North West
-side
Peach
-land
Pentic
-ton
Spallum
-cheen
Summer
-land
Vern
-on
West
-side Muni.
General         .7000   4.7405        
Regional District         1.3408   0.2262        
Hospital         .3471   0.4066        
BC Assessment         .0816   0.0816        
Municipal Finance Authority         .0003   0.0003        
School         2.6465   3.0193        
911             0.1080        
Sterile Insect Release         .0792   0.0811        
Tax on buildings         .0067            
Fire         1.2542            
Weed Control         .0035            
Total from above         6.4599   8.6636        
Fire Equipment         $52.62            
Landfill         $38.56            
                       
Total from table below     7.6246 9.2553   7.4514 8.65     9.47  
                       
Total Rate on Land             8.6457        
Total Rate on Improv             8.6726        
                       

If anyone can help fill these blank spots out above please contact us.

Property Tax Rates

Municipal Property Tax Rates, Class 1 - Residential 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
http://www.rev.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/Rural_Property_Tax/Tax_rates/municipal-residential.xls

Ministry of Small Business and Revenue
You can find personal and general tax information, including information for B.C. residents and visitors, in this section.

*Note* 2007 tax rate listed in order lowest to highest

 

2007 Population

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2006
from
below
Coldstream 10,102 3.47101 2.95125 2.72480 2.40479 2.03655  
Vernon 36,232 4.55570 4.48150 3.65860 3.10760 2.50170 9.47
Armstrong 4,526 4.64160 4.59990 4.11070 3.67818 2.66660  
Summerland 11,405 5.05560 4.60580 4.02790 3.60320 2.92000  
Peachland 5,230 6.13380 5.50840 4.29470 3.83530 3.04520 7.4514
Lake Country 10,367 4.62650 4.31310 4.11630 3.65930 3.04890 9.2553
Canal Flats 680 N/A N/A 5.21810 4.35000 3.48480  
Kelowna 109,490 6.19430 5.63640 4.59760 4.17550 3.54490 7.6246
Spallumcheen 5,707 4.66440 4.57020 4.55250 4.24360 3.55440  
Enderby 3,073 4.43590 4.60860 4.31720 4.47480 3.58140  
Penticton 33,061 6.75300 6.47810 5.36230 4.74050 4.09830 8.65
Sicamous 3,043 5.33840 5.55240 5.41110 5.64820 4.39790  
Salmon Arm 16,800 7.24350 7.07210 6.52720 5.71270 4.73080  
Kamloops 82,714 8.73000 8.83000 8.17000 6.93000 5.89000 11.41
Burns Lake
Population about the same as North Westside Road 2,100
2,005 6.36000 6.76570 6.61330 6.74550 6.74550  
*Note* July 1, 2007 BC Stats population estimate (December 2007 Release)

 

2006 Property Taxation Rates (page 21)

Westside Electoral Area
(*Note* Fintry 6.4599)
5.98-7.52
Central Okanagan East 6.86-7.21
Peachland 7.4514
Kelowna 7.6246
Penticton 8.65
Lake Country 9.2553
Vernon 9.47
Kamloops 11.41
The Residential Tax Rate Chart does not include local service areas specific to neighbourhoods.

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Penticton Tax Rates - from City of Penticton 2006 Rates
Residential Class 1

  2004 2005 2006 2007
General 6.4781 5.3623 4.7405  
Sewer 0.1276 0.0951 0.0901  
RDOS (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen) 0.2635 0.2272 0.2262  
Hospital 0.6241 0.472 0.4066  
BCAA (BC Assessment) 0.1057 0.092 0.0816  
MFA (Municipal Finance Authority) 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003  
School 4.05190 3.4457 3.01930  
911 0.1633 0.1311 0.1080  
SIR (Sterile Insect Release) 0.1946 0.1482 0.0811  
Total from above 12.0091 9.9739 8.7537  
minus (Sewer from above) 0.1276 0.0951 0.0901  
Total without sewer 11.8815 9.8788 8.6636  
         
         
Total Rate on Land 11.8458 9.8428 8.6457  
Total Rate on Impr 11.8145 9.8257 8.6726  
         

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One Valley of the Sun (Central Okanagan Rural) - land assessment values from BC Assessment.

How did this land value decline between the years 2003 - 2006??  The value of the land between 2003 - 2006 should have either stayed the same or risen and not declined in value, one would think.  In the year 2006, the property next door (exactly the same property size and shape) sold for $32,500.  Property values in the area started to rise drastically in 2006.  If the property next door sold for $32,500 in 2006 then why was this property assessed at $23,600 (undervalued) in 2007.  You would think they could be a little more accurate than they are.  If BC Assessment is that inaccurate at assessments, then our property taxes may be just as inaccurate between properties.

YEAR LAND ASSESSMENT
2003 $10,200  
2004 $9,900  
2005 $9,200  
2006 $10,000  
2007 $23,600  
2008 $31,300  

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Rural Area School Tax, Street Lights, Fire Protection,  Community Hall, BC Assessment, Municipal Finance Authority, Police, Hospital, Library, Property Tax Rates
For 2007, the average residential school tax payable before the Home Owner Grant will increase by 2%, the 2006 provincial rate of inflation.  Residential school tax rates are set in April when revised assessment roll data is available.

http://www.rev.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/School_Property_Tax/school_tax_rates.htm

http://www.rev.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/School_Property_Tax/school_property_tax.htm

(Reports are in Microsoft Excel Format)

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Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes - March 12, 2008

Tax requisitions and rates were reviewed, highlighting (page 3):
Central Okanagan West Electoral Area - increase $56,446 (5.91%)
Central Okanagan East Electoral Area - increase $110,932 (21.05%)

Tax rates were reviewed (based on a home assessed at $456,000, including:
Central Okanagan West - increase $8.83
Central Okanagan East - increase $57.54

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Review of RDCO 2006-2010 Financial Plan

2006 tax requisitions percentage increases and the tax increase on a $316,000
home which was assessed at $275,000 in 2004 were highlighted:

-City of Kelowna – 13.11% ($19.45)
-Peachland – 12.48% ($15.23)
-Lake Country – 19.75% ($19.86)
-Westside North – 13.86% ($34.17)
-Westside South – 20.09% ($122.30) Staff circulated a revised document which included the Westside Fire Dept
-Central Okanagan East – 10.75% ($32.04)

Staff reviewed a chart for the 2006 General Revenue Fund Budget Percentage
breakdown which will be incorporated in the Strategic Plan. The percentage
breakdown is as follows:

- Recreation and Cultural Services 26%
- General Government Services 14%
- Protective Services 26%
- Transportation Services 6%
- Environmental Health Services 18%
- Environmental Development Services 10%

http://regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/gov/mins/2006/GS_06_03_08Minutes.pdf

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From Ministry of Community Services

Ministry of Community Services - Municipal Finance

A partnership of local government, business and provincial representatives guided the development of a Regulatory Best Practices Guide, to assist local governments in determining whether the exercise of regulatory authority is the best solution to a particular community issue, and if so, to assist them in choosing the regulatory approach.
http://www.cserv.gov.bc.ca/LGD/governance/service_powers.htm

Regional Districts - Regional districts can provide a broad range of services with the exception of roads and policing. The choice of services is determined by the regional board but only with the support of the electors. (NOT GARBAGE SERVICE, AS PROVEN BY RDCO FOR FINTRY!) Therefore, the breadth of services varies with each regional district according to its circumstances and local opinion.

Finance - Regional Districts primarily finance their operations and services through property taxation. Each year, the regional district board must set their budget, through a Five Year Financial Plan, thereby determining the amount of revenue which will be needed. The amount to be collected by taxation is then apportioned between the regional district participants, which includes their member municipalities, electoral areas, and service areas.
By April 10th each year, the regional district must create and submit to the ministry its requisition. This requisition includes the amounts that will be needed for each service the regional district provides, and the proposed division of the amount between the various participants. It forms the basis for calculating the necessary tax rates which will be levied. The amount of taxes to be charged to each of the non-municipal participating areas of a regional district, which are detailed in the requisition, must be submitted to the Inspector of Municipalities by April 10th. Municipalities are billed directly by their regional district for the services in which they participate.

Governance - Governance is a term used to describe the political organization of regional districts. It also concerns the on-going involvement of citizens and the accountability of regional district board members.

Public Participation and Accountability - Local governments have a relationship with their citizens that can take many forms. In some cases, local governments have a legislated requirement to involve citizens in their decision-making; in other cases local governments involve their citizens as a part of good governance.
Separate from participating in local elections, citizens have other opportunities to be involved with their local governments. Local governments often seek citizen views on possible courses of action, through various forms of non-binding information collection. Tools used to seek community opinion include surveys, holding opinion polls (using the formal elector provisions) or hosting community forums. Alternatively, citizens may initiate requests for action through a petition to their local government. (**Note** Petitions and referendums are also not binding on council)

Infrastructure

Parcel Tax - A parcel tax can only be applied to properties that may receive a particular service. It cannot be used to recover costs such as general local government administration costs.

Property Tax - Property taxes generally pay for local government administration, staffing, debt servicing, leases, and the costs to provide services to the community.

Planning

Property Taxation

Restructure

Services - In order to provide a new service, the regional district must adopt a "service area establishment bylaw". This bylaw outlines what the service is, how it will be delivered, who will benefit from the service, the maximum amount it will cost, and how the costs will be recovered.

Examples of these services include:
libraries;
water systems;
sewer systems;
garbage pickup;
bylaw enforcement; and,
fire and police protection.

Regional Service Arrangements and Service Reviews

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Community Charter
[SBC 2003] CHAPTER 26

Regional Districts and the Community Charter

Assessment Averaging and Phasing Regulation - The Assessment Averaging and Phasing Regulation (B.C. Reg. 370/2003) provides formulas for assessment averaging and phasing and establishes conditions and requirements in relation to tax rates that may be established by an annual property tax bylaw. These matters were previously dealt with in sections 359.1(repealed) of the Local Government Act, and the provisions of this regulation are substantively the same. This regulation is authorized by section 198 of the Community Charter.

Municipal Revenue

Municipal Fees - 194(4) A municipality must make available to the public, on request, a report respecting how a fee imposed under this section was determined.

Property Value Taxes  | Parcel Taxes | Local Service Taxes

Property Tax Rates Regulations

Financial Management

Complaints to council or auditor about financial affairs

Public process for development of financial plan - A council must undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted.

Definitions and rules of Interpretation

"parcel tax" means a tax imposed on the basis of a single amount for each parcel, the taxable area of a parcel or the taxable frontage of a parcel;

"property class" means a property class under the Assessment Act;

"property taxes" means taxes under Division 3 [Property Value Taxes], 4 [Parcel Taxes] or 5 [Local Service Taxes] of Part 7 [Municipal Revenue];

"property value tax" means a tax imposed on the basis of the value of land or improvements or both;

"local service area" means the area in which a local service tax is imposed;

"local service tax" means a tax imposed under section 216 [local service taxes];
 

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Regional District of Central Okanagan

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The Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee is responsible for:

  • Air Quality, Engineering, Parks, Planning and Environment and Transportation

  • Regional Service Review

  • Fiscal Capacity

  • Governance Issues involving the Regional Board

  • 9-1-1 Service

  • Emergency Planning

  • Financing

Governance and Services Committee meetings are open to the public
meeting schedule  | agenda | minutes

Contact 2008 Directors

CENTRAL OKANAGAN WEST
JIM EDGSON
Regional District of Central Okanagan Office
1450 K.L.O. Road,
Kelowna, B.C., V1W-3Z4
Cell 212-7296
Fax 763-0606

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Regional District of Central Okanagan Finance Dept.

Regional District of Central Okanagan 2007 Budget and Financial Plan 2007-2011

January 10, 2008 Board Agenda Item 1.1 2008 Committee Appointments (draft)

Municipal Finance Authority - Robert Hobson and (alternate) Graham Reid Committee Appointments (Draft)

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Okanagan-Westside Electoral District Map

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PROPERTY TAX RATES AT FINTRY
CENTRAL OKANAGAN WEST IN
THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN

(Rate of $1,000 of Assessed Value residential property class #1)
(*Green highlight means tax rate rose from previous year)

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Provincial School Tax 3.5525 2.9577 2.6465 2.1634  
Provincial Rural Tax .9500 .8100 .7000 .5900  
Central Okanagan Hospital .3466 .3085 .3471 .2922  
BC Assessment Authority .1057 .0920 .0816 .0677  
Municipal Finance Authority .0003 .0003 .0003 .0003  
Westside Central Okanagan Region 1.5920 1.3862 1.3408 1.1314  
Sterile Insect .1720 .1382 .0792 .0588  
Westside Tax on Buildings .0063 .0056 .0067 .0085  
North Westside Road Fire 1.4075 1.4082 1.2542 1.0779  
Weed Control .0039 .0036 .0035 .0032  
Police Tax 0 0 0 .1076  
Total from above 8.1368 7.1103 6.4599 5.501  
$100 thousand x 8.1368 = $813.68   versus   $100 thousand x 5.501 = $550.00
North Westside Road Fire (Fire truck referendum) $0 $0 $52.62 $52.65  
Waste/Environment Management (Kelowna Landfill) $39.67 $39.11 $38.56 $41.43  

 

See actual 2007 rural property tax notice from Valley of the Sun near Fintry

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICS

Municipal Statistics
Data is submitted by local governments following the close of their fiscal year (December 31). The date for data submission is May 15 of the following year and schedules are usually published that same September. The quality of information contained in the schedules depends on the inputs of local governments. Previous year data may be requested electronically.

Tax Rates
Municipal tax rate bylaws are required to be adopted before May 15th of each year. Tax rate files and tax burden files are available in July of that same year. Previous year data may be requested electronically.

Regional District Statistics
Regional District statistics use the current year assessments supplied by BC Assessment in April and revised population estimates certified by the Minister responsible. Data for previous years may be requested electronically.

http://www.cserv.gov.bc.ca/LGD/infra/statistics_index.htm

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Income Tax Statistics

2005 Income Tax Statistics
from BC Stats

All Returns by Source and Amount of Income ($000)

Community,
Regional District
and Development Region
All
Income
Tax
Returns
#
Average
Income
Tax
$
Total
Income
Tax
($000)
Employ
ment
Pension Invest
ment
Self-
Employ
ment
Other Tax
Exempt
Summerland 9,140 32,295 295,176 158,212 67,482 31,385 15,855 16,493 5,749
Penticton 29,690 31,333 930,271 522,210 204,967 82,996 43,597 49,090 27,408
Ok-Similkameen Rural 7,330 32,314 236,861 130,508 47,818 23,526 14,738 14,323 5,950
Ok-Similkameen
Regional District
65,570 30,417 1,994,460 1,065,016 464,593 187,166 101,830 115,565 60,286
Kelowna 99,010 36,185 3,582,643 2,139,623 568,733 399,728 215,983 194,497 64,071
Lake Country 6,380 35,656 227,486 147,306 26,449 24,894 14,727 10,493 3,617
Peachland 4,230 33,975 143,714 73,331 35,233 14,215 7,554 10,025 3,357
Central Okanagan Rural 17,900 33,457 598,882 349,561 118,131 42,479 42,878 35,218 10,597
Central Okanagan
Regional District
127,520 35,702 4,552,725 2,709,821 748,546 481,316 281,142 250,233 81,642
Vernon 38,310 31,810 1,218,649 714,382 236,053 97,203 64,720 72,629 33,605
Armstrong &
Spallumcheen
5,500 55,808 167,416 112,038 22,451 11,537 8,208 9,383 3,641
Enderby 4,930 26,561 130,945 74,814 24,618 11,501 7,489 7,198 5,325
North Okanagan Rural 1,250 25,135 31,419 17,812 5,557 3,323 1,402 2,291 1,190
North Okanagan
Regional District
60,540 32,269 1,953,542 1,172,838 343,070 161,449 104,431 120,685 51,012

 

 

2005 Income Tax Statistics
from BC Stats

Taxes Paid

Tax Paid as % of Total Income

Community,
Regional
District
and
Development Region

Taxable
Returns
#

Average
Income
($)

Taxable
Income
($000)

Federal Provincial Total Federal Provincial Total
Summerland 6,230 42,762 266,406 28,224 12,189 40,413 10.6 4.6 15.2
Penticton 19,840 41,843 830,157 90,377 39,018 129,395 10.9 4.7 15.6
Okanagan
Similkameen
Rural
4,850 43,489 210,923 23,233 10,066 33,298 11.0 4.8 15.8
Okanagan
Similkameen
Regional District
42,950 41,093 1,764,937 186,753 80,037 266,789 10.6 4.5 15.1
Kelowna 69,320 47,499 3,292,626 381,782 168,577 550,359 11.6 5.1 16.7
Lake Country 4,420 47,547 210,158 24,459 10,537 34,996 11.6 5.0 16.7
Peachland 2,960 44,277 131,061 13,823 5,991 19,815 10.5 4.6 15.1
Central Okanagan
Rural
12,300 44,467 546,943 61,312 26,226 87,536 11.2 4.8 16.0
Central Okanagan
Regional District
89,000 46,975 4,180,788 481,376 211,331 692,706 11.5 5.1 16.6
Vernon 25,520 42,830 1,093,030 120,000 51,628 171,628 11.0 4.7 15.7
Armstrong & Spallumcheen 3,540 88,298 150,477 15,955 6,807 22,762 10.6 4.5 15.1
Enderby 2,920 38,257 111,711 11,211 4,668 15,879 10.0 4.2 14.2
North Okanagan
Rural
730 37,405 27,306 2,538 1,029 3,566 9.3 3.8 13.1
North Okanagan
Regional District
40,020 43,984 1,760,249 197,796 85,805 283,601 11.2 4.9 16.1

 

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2006 Average (Mean) Income ($)
Central Okanagan BC

Source - BC Stats

 

Central Okanagan

BC

All Returns 25,995 27,767
Male 32,365 34,793
Female 19,924 20,921
All Taxable Returns 33,754 36,961

What is the difference between "Returns" and "Taxable Returns"?  These red numbers above are confusing.


 

 Central Okanagan BC - Income Paid in Tax
Source - BC Stats

  Central Okanagan
Total ($000)
Central Okanagan
% of income
BC
% of income
Total 456,643 19.1 20.9
Federal 297,070 12.5 13.6
Provincial 159,573 6.7 7.4

 

Average Estimated Household Expenditures
In 2007, average household expenditures were estimated to be $63,748 which was slightly less than the BC average of $67,579.
Source: Invest Kelowna

ITEM RDCO % BC %
Clothing $2,461 3.9% $2,684 4.0%
Health & Personal Care $2,703 4.2% $2,816 4.2%
Recreation, Reading & Education $5,038 7.9% $5,561 8.2%
Food $7,000 11.0% $7,516 11.1%
Transportation $8,555 13.4% $8,916 13.2%
Other $9,218 14.5% $9,402 13.9%
Shelter $12,948 20.3% $13,425 19.9%
Taxes & Securities $15,825 24.8% $17,258 25.5%
Total Expenditures $63,748 100.0% $67,579 100.0%

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Income Tax Bracket Rates

http://www.rev.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Income_Taxes/Personal_Income_Tax/tax_rates/tax_rates.htm

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If your rent was $1,000 per month and your earnings were $20.00 per hour, how many hours would you need to work to pay your rent?  Answer

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Governance and Services Committee Meeting – February 15, 2005 (Pg.2)
3. Review 2005 Regional Grant-in-aid applications
H. Reay reviewed the tax impacts from assessment growth which has had a major shift to residential. The variable tax rate is set by the Province and will have no impact on municipalities as they set their own rate. The tax rate in the electoral areas will be increased. Tax requisitions for all areas were reviewed.

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Statistics

Income statistics by postal code (page 17). VOH, V4T, V1P, V1V, V1W, V1X, V1Y, V1Z, V4V

Westside Electoral Area Statistics

Spallumcheen Statistics from BC Stats

Find census information using your postal code from Stats Can

Income, pensions, spending and wealth from Stats Can

Personal and household taxation - from Stats Can
Taxes that households and individuals pay, including sales taxes, income tax, property taxes, municipal taxes, provincial taxes, and federal taxes. Concepts of calculated statistics such as effective tax rates and marginal tax rates are also covered.

Vernon - Community Statistics

Regional District Electoral Areas - from BC Stats

Regional Districts - from BC Stats

Regional District Finance - from Ministry of Community Services

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Links

Regional District of Central Okanagan

Municipal Finance Authority - 2007 Tax Levy

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)

B.C. Assessment

Ministry of Small Business and Revenue Rural Property Tax & Online Property Tax Calculator

About Rural Property Tax from Ministry of Small Business and Revenue

Rural Property Tax Legislation from Ministry of Small Business and Revenue

Taxation (Rural Area) Act from the Queens Printer updated to December 1, 2007

Local Government Act from the Queens Printer updated to December 1, 2007

Assessment Act from the Queens Printer updated to December 1, 2007

 

City of Kelowna Property Tax Estimator from kelowna.ca

Canadian Property Tax Association Inc.

You can find some tax rates for specific charges in RDCO's bylaws index

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To be updated by email on the latest news regarding the North Westside Ratepayers Association, please send your email address to President Allastair Fergusson.  He will let you know when there are updates, so stay informed!

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$35.80 tax on one carton of 200 cigarettes or 17.9 cents tax per cigarette

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Answer = 50 hours

What was the question?

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A little about women

  • Approximately 67 per cent of women in Canada drink alcohol, making alcohol the most commonly used drug by women.

  • 28 per cent of women in Canada smoke cigarettes

  • 14 per cent of Canadian women report use of prescription pain medication.

  • 5 per cent of Canadian women report use of sleeping medication and tranquillizers.

  • 3 per cent report use of cannabis

  • less than 3 per cent report use of illicit drugs.

These surveys indicate overall levels of use which have not substantially changed over the past ten years.

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/  this link no longer works  whb/publications/alcohol.html

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