City of Powell River’s 2021 annual report has been adopted.
At the June 16 city council meeting, councillors heard from director of properties, development and communications Scott Randolph, who said there had been the required two-week viewing period of the draft annual report and there were some changes, such as a change in the city’s population listed in the report.
“We were off by one,” said Randolph. “We shorted ourselves one person. The population should read 13,943.” It was listed as 13,942 in the draft report.
There were also a couple of typos that were corrected, and a grammar change was made, according to Randolph.
“We’re hoping, with the corrections made, that you’ll approve the draft 2021 annual report as amended,” said Randolph.
Councillor Maggie Hathaway said she read through the report in great detail.
“It really warms my heart,” said Hathaway. “We sit here week after week and we do the overall direction, but when you get into that annual report, you see where the work is really done. A lot of work goes into things when we say let’s do this. The annual report really reflects that.
“If people want to know what the staff at city hall are doing, get a copy of the annual report. I’m sure it will be available online. It’s worth a read-through. I’m totally impressed with how much work actually gets done.”
Mayor Dave Formosa said a great job has been done with the annual report.
Councillor Cindy Elliott said she was impressed with the visual improvements.
“The way we have nice snapshot statistics summed up in a nice, visual way, is so nice,” added Elliott.
Randolph said the graphic designer who was contracted this year has a small home-based business in the city. He said the designer was found because city staff had been looking at other municipal annual reports and liked the Squamish version.
“We really liked what Squamish did and so I contacted someone from Squamish and asked about who did the annual report,” said Randolph. “It turns out the person who did it lives in Wildwood and works for Squamish, but also has a side-business.”
Randolph said all of the city departments provided information for the annual report really quickly this year.
“We had no lags in putting this together,” said Randolph. “It was a real team approach.”
Council unanimously endorsed the 2021 annual report.
The annual report is available at powellriver.ca on the homepage.