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June 26, 2012 Return to Headlines

Council News in Brief - For the week of June 25, 2012

Future Covered Multi-Sports Facility?

Due to apparent overcrowding of existing indoor sport facilities and the difficulty some user groups have with securing playing time, the Coquitlam Sport Council feel there is an opportunity to look into a new facility.

On Monday night, the Coquitlam Sport Council brought forward a recommendation to City Council requesting a study on the possibility of developing a Covered Multi-sport Facility in Coquitlam.

Council directed staff to report back on terms of reference for a study on a facility of this kind to ensure that needs are in line with City priorities and financing options are evaluated.

Coquitlam Water Top Quality

The City of Coquitlam is responsible for ensuring the quality of water delivered to our customers is monitored. This week, City staff brought forward an annual drinking water quality report that showed the quality of water distributed in the City continues to meet the requirements of the Drinking Water Protection Regulation.

In 2011, the City recorded only 50 water quality complaints. The majority of these were due to cloudiness caused by normal maintenance and operational activities.

Another Great Year

The Manager Financial Services presented the 2011 Annual Report which looks back on the accomplishments of the 2011 business year. Overall it was a good year, the Citys’ assets increased, cash balances increased, City debts decreased and there was a small surplus in all funds. Additionally all city departments under spent a little bit.

Highlights from 2011 include:

  • Over 500 participants attended public open houses.
  • RCMP held the first “Junior Mountie” camp which was attended by 72 youth.
  • 66 filming permits were issued generating over $123k in revenues.
  • There were over 70,000 total registrations for programs and over 800,000 drop-in admissions.
  • Tree planting initiative continued with 6,800 trees and 3,200 native shrubs being planted by the City.
  • Engineering Staff delivered 70 Waste Reduction & Recycling Workshops to 18 elementary schools reaching over 2,000 students.
  • Opening of the King Edward Overpass to vehicles.
  • The Finance Department received three Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) awards.

The formal 2011 Annual Report document is now available for public to view on the website, and hard copies can be picked up at the Finance Department.

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For more information on these items, contact:
Jodie Lush
Communications Coordinator
jlush@coquitlam.ca
604-927-3012

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