The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring the financial well-being of the municipality. This is done through the provision of effective and reliable financial advice, services and information to Council, staff and the public. Over $8.4 million is collected annually from various sources including property taxes, utility payments, service charges and senior government grants. The Finance Department oversees the expenditure of these funds through the annual budget process.
In addition to collecting property taxes, which are administered by the District, the Finance Department is also responsible for collecting taxes for other authorities, including school taxes on behalf of School District #59, B.C.Assessment, the Municipal Finance Authority and the Peace River Regional District.
Financial functions also include accounts payable, purchasing goods and services, controlling inventory, payroll, the provision of property tax information, treasury services, budgeting and financial reporting.
2011 Annual Report
2012 Tax Rates
Grant-in-Aid Policy and Application Form
2012-2016 Financial Plan
Candie Laporte, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 250.242.4242 ext. 227
Candie comes to Tumbler Ridge with a wide array of experiences in various forms of local government, including work with a municipal government, a First Nations Society, and a school district. Candie holds a Business Administration - Accounting and Finance Diploma from the College of New Caledonia and a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration in Accounting and Information Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Candie has also obtained her professional designation as a Certified General Accountant.