City Manager Tim Savoie presented Port Moody’s 2017 Annual Report to members of Council at the June 26, 2018 Regular Meeting of Council.
“In 2017, City staff made significant progress in achieving the outcomes laid out in Council’s Strategic Plan,” said City Manager Tim Savoie. “I’m proud to lead such a talented and hard-working team as we continue to work toward implementing Council’s vision for Port Moody.”
The City publishes an annual report each year in accordance with British Columbia’s Community Charter. The report contains the City’s financial statements, an independent auditor’s report, and a comprehensive statistical analysis; it also details how the City performed against its goals and objectives, as stated in Council’s Strategic Plan, and highlights the achievements of each City department.
“2017 was another exciting and dynamic year in Port Moody, with many challenges bringing many opportunities,” said Mayor Mike Clay. “I’m proud of the work done by Council and City staff, which included the completion of the Master Transportation Plan and neighbourhood plan updates for Coronation Park and the Moody Centre Station Transit-Oriented Development Area, as well as Clarke Road upgrades, new community events, and policy updates like the small lot subdivision and community amenity contribution bylaws.
“I encourage Port Moody residents and business owners to read the 2017 Annual Report,” continued Clay, “to see how Council and City staff are working hard to ensure Port Moody remains the greatest place to live, work, and play.”
The 2017 Annual Report highlights a number of important statistics and achievements. For example, City staff:
- processed registration information for 18,213 people who signed up for recreation programs, and scanned 168,676 fitness memberships at the Recreation Complex;
- sold 941 unlimited $20 drop-in passes for children and youth to participate in activities at Port Moody recreation facilities;
- completed significant repairs at Rocky Point Park outdoor pool;
- supported six public consultations on a variety of City initiatives;
- established the Citizen Advisory Group;
- presented two new City events, Car-Free Day on St. Johns Street and Holiday Cheer at the Pier in Rocky Point Park;
- completed a new Master Transportation Plan and Implementation Plan;
- completed College Park Way and Cecile Drive utilities and road upgrades;
- completed 28,000 m2 of road paving, including the completion of the top of Clarke Road hill and St. Johns Street (Moray to Buller);
- conducted public education campaigns on natural gardening methods, Chafer Beetle, bear awareness, bat biology, recycling, and greenhouse gas reduction;
- developed sustainable neighbourhood frameworks for Coronation Park and the Moody Centre Station Transit-Oriented Development Area, for the Official Community Plan;
- created a community amenity contribution policy for major development projects;
- added bonus density provisions to the Zoning Bylaw; and
- facilitated the annual Five-Year Financial Plan (budget) process as required under the Community Charter, including public consultation.
Port Moody Fire Rescue:
- responded to 1,455 emergency and routine requests for assistance, including 281 fire calls; and
- conducted more than 57 public education events, including Fire Hall visits, educational events, and school visits.
Port Moody Police:
- received 7,989 calls for service, including 578 emergencies in progress; and
- prioritized road safety: issued 959 traffic tickets and 2,388 warnings; handled 181 impaired driving files; managed 24 dangerous driving files; and investigated 183 police-reported collisions.
Port Moody Public Library:
- welcomed 320,000 visitors to the library, for an average of 103 people per open hour, and offered 372 programs with a total attendance of 14,282;
- offered more than 179 hours of outreach programming, including story times at the SHARE Food Bank, information sessions at the Ismaili TriCity Jamatkhana, and workshops at the YMCA Childcare Resource and Referral Office.
Residents can read the full report online at portmoody.ca/annual report, or pick up a copy at City Hall (100 Newport Drive).