Council Highlights – May 6, 2019
These highlights are a synopsis of the May 6, 2019 Regular Meeting of Council. Visit mission.ca to read the complete agenda or watch the recorded webcast of the meeting.
By official proclamation of Council:
- May 2019 is Child Find’s “Green Ribbon of Hope” Month and May 25 2019 is National Missing Children’s Day.
- May 19 to 25 is Cycling4Diversity Week.
- June 1 to 8 2019 is Seniors Week.
Support for Hatzic Lake Improvement Group
$1,000 will be provided to support the water sampling testing of Hatzic Lake.
Council Endorses $10aDay Care Plan
Council voted to endorse the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC $10aDay Plan, the Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning in BC.
Expanded Emergency Support Services Hours
Council approved $80,000 in funding to expand the Emergency Support Services Hours through to December 31, 2021, allowing more time to work towards implementing the recommendations in the AGLG Audit of Mission’s Municipal Emergency Operations.
2018 Financial Statements
Council received the draft 2018 Financial Statements Report outlining the financial position of the municipality. At the end of 2018, the District of Mission had net financial assets of approximately $68.2 million, and non-financial assets of approximately $473 million. The municipality also had approximately $4.44 million in external dept. The general operating fund surplus for the year was approximately $1 million, when prepared using the cash-basis of accounting. Complete financial statements and a report that included the explanations of the accrual-basis and cash-basis accounting methods were included as part of the May 6, 2019 agenda package.
Independent Auditor Report
BDO Global presented their independent auditor’s report for 2018, and has issued what is considered a “clean audit” to the District of Mission. This means that in the auditor’s independent opinion, the draft 2018 financial statements as presented within the May 6, 2019 Council agenda were presented fairly, in all material respects.