These highlights are a synopsis of the November 4, 2019 Regular Meeting of Council. Visit mission.ca to read the complete agenda or watch the recorded webcast of the meeting.

2020 Budget Presentation

Staff provided the public presentation for the draft 2020 Budget currently being considered by Council.

The proposed net increase to the 2020 General Operating Budget of $1,660,237 represents a 4.99% increase in the District’s total budget. This means, if approved, the average value home will see an estimated increase of $101.06 for the municipal portion only on their property tax notice.

The average home in Mission paid $3,394 in property taxes in 2019, with $2,025 of that amount for municipal services and the remainder collected on behalf of other taxing authorities.

With the proposed 4.99% increase in the budget, the estimated 2020 property taxes for municipal services will be $2,126, representing a $101.06 increase for the average assessed home in Mission.

Combined with the proposed increases to the Drainage Levy and user fees for Utilities of $53.72, the total potential impact for the average assessed home in Mission is $154.78.

Visit mission.ca/budget for an overview of the 2020 Budget, and a link to the public survey to provide your input.

RCMP Quarterly Report

The Mission Detachment Quarterly Report was presented to Council. 2019 is the first year that new reporting measures have been in place. Starting in January 2019, calls that the RCMP previously did not report as crime statistics and those previously recorded by the RCMP as unsubstantiated or other internal-codes are now included in the reporting total. This change makes it difficult to compare statistics to the previous year. Read the complete report, including detailed statistics and reporting on priority focus areas, in the agenda package for this meeting of Council.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Project Updates

Staff provided Council and the public with an update on projects and issues discussed with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Ongoing and current projects include: re-routing truck traffic off of 1st Avenue, improving traffic flow from Murray to Stave Lake Street, Highway 7 and Dewdney Trunk Road intersection improvements, the condition of the Murray Street overpass, the Highway 7 and 11 intersection improvements, Highway 7 widening, brushing, and municipal planning initiatives.