Budget Highlights & Engagement

On this webpage, find key budget highlights, a list of important dates, frequently asked questions, tax rates by service, how to understand your property tax notice, services provided by each level of government, and provide your feedback.

2024 Budget Highlights

The proposed 2024 TNRD budget includes 125 services within 10 Electoral Areas and 11 Member Municipalities. Key highlights are listed below, with more information available in the 2024 Budget Workshop report:

Proposed increase of $1.77 million (7.0%) compared to 2023, for a total tax requisition amount of $26.86 million in 2024.

    • Solid Waste and Recycling new five-year contracts in 2023, with increased costs.
    • New Position approved for Cyber Security Resource.
    • Negotiated wage increase for BCGEU employees.
    • Increase of annual budget allocation for Grant-in-Aid Program from $20,000 to $50,000, beginning in 2024.
    • Increase in the 2024 Remuneration Budget for nine TNRD Fire Departments, from $170,000 to $366,000, shifting to an hourly pay model instead of a flat-rate, piece work model.
    • Due to the state of the economy, inflationary cost increases of 3% are generally being applied for goods and services.
    • A modest overall increase of 1% in staff wages across the organization.
    • Many intentional cost reductions have been achieved to ensure that costs being budgeted for are meeting requirements.

Important: Exact tax impacts are unknown at this time. The 2024 Provisional Budget uses BC Assessment’s previous year assessment values to estimate tax impacts until the revised assessment values are provided by BC Assessment in early 2024. For the TNRD, updated assessment values will affect the distribution of costs between the Electoral Areas and Member Municipalities, and will inform the the updated split of assessment values between assessment classes, such as Residential, Business, Commercial, Farm, and Recreational. Further, updated assessment values will address new growth which helps disperse the tax burden amongst a larger tax base.

Additionally, changes in individual assessment values will impact the amount you pay in taxation. Exact changes to property tax amounts will not be known until March 2024, when the Revised BC Assessment values are finalized, just prior to adoption of the TNRD’s Five-Year Financial Plan.

Proposed as $60.9 million, an increase of 5.9% compared to 2023

    • Revenue sources include:
      • Taxation (44%)
      • Municipal Debt Funding (21%)
        • Note: This portion of the budget ($13 million) is fully covered by offsetting fees.
      • Grant funding (9%)
      • User fees (9%)
        • For customers of TNRD Community Water Systems and Community Sewer Systems
      • Surpluses (8%)
      • Reserve Funds (4%)
      • Other (3%)
    • Revenues can only be spent on services that funds are collected for.
    • Due to the state of the economy and inflation, large increases are being observed in contracts and cost of good and services. 
    • Revenues such as surplus, carryforward amounts from previous years, and reserve fund contributions will decline in 2024 compared to previous years. This decrease is forcing an overall increase in the amount of taxation required to support services. This change is a direct impact of high inflation and increasing operational costs of goods and services.
      • Significant changes to revenues and expenses by department are well explained on Page 16 of the 2024 Draft Budget Package (Page 33 of PDF document), which was presented at the November 8, 2023 Committee of the Whole meeting.

Proposed as $14.7 million, a decrease of 30% compared to 2023

    • Revenue sources include reserves (56%), grants (35%), borrowing (8%), and donations (1%).
    • The draft capital plan includes reducing borrowing costs in 2024, removing direct taxation from capital revenues, and a reduction in grant funds budgeted for capital projects.
    • Significant capital projects include:
      • Paul Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant ($2.15 million);
      • Monte Creek Fire Hall ($1.56 million);
      • Pritchard Water Treatment Plant ($1.41 million);
      • Walhachin Reservoir ($1.19 million);
      • Lower Nicola Eco-Depot Building Re-build ($960,000);
      • Monte Creek Pumper Truck ($700,000);
      • Clearwater Library Upgrade ($350,000); and
      • Smith Pioneer Park Improvements ($290,000).
    • For the first time in 2024, the TNRD Five-Year Capital Plan has been moved into a separate financial statement from the Operational Plan, resulting in considerable improvements in staff’s ability to present financial information.


Important Dates

As required in the Local Government Act, the 2024-2028 Financial Plan Bylaw must be adopted by March 31, 2024.

  • December 14, 2023: Regular Board of Directors Meeting
    • Presentation of the Provisional 2024-2028 Financial Plan
    • Agenda to be attached approximately 1 week prior to meeting
  • March 21, 2024: Regular Board of Directors Meeting
    • Recommendation to adopt the 2024-2028 Financial Plan
    • Agenda to be attached approximately 1 week prior to meeting

Tax Rates by Service: Infographics

Using the dropdown list below, view the proposed 2024 tax rates by TNRD service for each Electoral Area and Member Municipality.

Please be advised: Tax calculations are based on 2023 BC Assessment values and figures in the draft 2024 Budget. In March 2024, finalized BC Assessment data will be available, and the 2024 Budget will be adopted by the TNRD Board. Following these matters, these dashboards will be updated with finalized data for the 2024 Budget.

Provide Your Feedback

Residents can give feedback or ask questions anytime about the TNRD budget, services, or taxation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers about the TNRD budget, property taxes, BC Assessment, utility services, and contracts.


Finance – General Inquiries:

Previous Budgets:

  • 125 Services within 10 Electoral Areas and 11 Member Municipalities, including local services (such as fire protection or water service), sub-regional services (such as garbage and recycling services or invasive plant management) and regional services (such as public libraries or general government administration).
  • Increase to operating expenditures. This is in large part due to an increase in service levels and cost increases due to inflation, as well as other less-significant factors.
  • Modest decrease in capital expenditures. This is due to planned capital project expenditures being slightly lower compared to 2022.
  • Despite increases in costs to provide services, residential landowners in many communities may pay less tax to the TNRD compared to 2022. This is due to a combination of factors, including new growth to spread amounts owing to a larger tax base. In 2023, the total taxation amount collected by the TNRD is $25.1 million, which represents a 7.05% increase from 2022, however, many residential landowners can expect to see a smaller increase or a slight reduction in property taxes owing.

Important Information & Dates

  • The draft 2023-2027 Financial Plan was brought to the Board of Directors for review during a public Committee of the Whole meeting on January 18, 2023. For convenience and accessibility, the recording of this meeting has been time-stamped and uploaded to the TNRD’s YouTube channel.

2023 Budget Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, December 15, 2022, 1:30 pm: Introduction of 2023-2027 Provisional Financial Plan
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 1 pm: Public Budget Meeting and Workshop
  • Thursday, March 30, 2023, 1:30 pm: Adoption of 2023-2027 Financial Plan

The 2022-2026 Financial Plan was adopted by the TNRD Board on March 24, 2022. The plan budgets operational and capital revenues and expenses, and sets the tax requisition for the 2022 budget year.

  • 124 Services provided by the TNRD in 2022 (local, sub-regional or regional)
  • Total tax requisition of $23,445,474 in 2022
  • Total tax requisition in 2022 was 2.2% lower compared to 2015 

2022 Budget Highlights Continued

  • Operating expenditures are $37,927,699 in 2022, and $23,445,474 will be funded through property taxes
  • Represents a tax requisition increase of 3.4% compared to 2021. The tax requisition was reduced by nearly $400,000 in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic; as a result, the tax requisition in 2022 is only 1.6% greater than in 2020
  • The TNRD’s current tax requisition is $523,493 lower than in 2015

  • Changes in taxation in 2022 will differ for properties, depending on variables such as changes to assessed value, services provided to an area and changes to the number of properties that share funding for a particular service
  • Valuation for the Village of Lytton was taken into account in the current assessment data, which results in a
    significant decrease in taxes for those property owners and pushes a slightly higher tax burden onto other areas of the TNRD
  • A home with the average assessed value in Kamloops can expect to see an increase of $5.56, while the average home in Lytton can expect a decrease of $61.12
  • Properties in the nine other member municipalities can expect increases, on average, ranging from $10.41 in Clinton to $41.26 in Clearwater
  • Decreases can be expected, on average, of $7.16 in Electoral Area “B” and $6.82 in Electoral Area “I;” increases can be expected, for all other electoral areas, on average,  ranging from $6.91 in Area “E” to $93.54 in Area “N”
  • Capital projects planned for 2022 include construction of a new Eco-Depot in Cache Creek, other improvements to landfills and transfer stations, construction of a new Loon Lake fire hall, a replacement fire truck for the McLure Fire Department, upgrades to the Ashcroft Library, and improvements to the Civic Building
  • Some of the projects included in the capital plan that are 100% grant funded include additions to the Blackpool and Vavenby fire halls, renovations to the McLure Community Hall & Fire Hall and improvements to Smith-Pioneer Park
  • Budgets money for rebuilding the public library in Lytton (funded by insurance), constructing a new firehall in Tobiano, and initial costs for a proposed new public library in southwest Kamloops
  • Invests more than $15.3 million over five years into 11 drinking water systems and two wastewater utility systems, including construction a new well in Black Pines and a water treatment and filtration plant in Pritchard
  • Invests more than $35 million over five years into pubic safety, including fire protection, E-911 service, search and rescue, emergency preparedness, highway rescue, dangerous dog control and building standards
  • Invests more than $58 million over five years into solid waste collection facilities and recycling and landfills, including construction of a new Eco-Depot near Cache Creek
  • Invests more than $5.5 million over five years into invasive plant management and mosquito management in electoral areas and participating municipalities
  • Invests more than $3.3 million into community and regional parks, and more than $2.8 million into community halls and other recreational facilities
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