How often have you wondered what becomes of all those precious dollars you keep paying out for taxes?
Well, here's some good news. Under the Financial Disclosures Act, you can get a copy of not one, but two booklets.
The first one, titled Delta, 2011 Annual Report, is a 98-page work of art, produced by staff so talented they could establish a viable business.
The second, a mere 19 pages, gets to the heart of the matter. It's called Schedule of Remuneration, Expenses and Payments, January 1 to December 31, 2010 (Statement of Financial Information). Here you will learn just who earns over $75,000 per year, and equally fascinating, the suppliers of good and services in excess of $25,000.
A word of caution: the amounts paid to employees include vacation, gratuity pay-outs, car allowances, taxable benefits, overtime, plus travel, relocation, registration, conferences, etc.
It's super reading when the rain pours down and you sit by your fireplace drinking milk.
To obtain your copies of these informative documents, call the affable municipal director of finance, Karl Preuss, at 604-946-4141 and have his friendly staff set aside your copies.
It's positive action to keep you informed.