The City of Castlegar has released its annual report for 2014. The report contains introductions to and messages from the mayor, councillors and management team along with the community charter, official community plan and the guiding principles of the city.
If you are interested in facts, figures and statistics, it is a trove of information.
In 2014 Castlegar had 3200 households with an average household size of 2.3. Of those households, 2405 were homes owned and 660 were rentals. Approximately 75% of homes were single family residences, with the rest a mix of multiple family houses, small apartments and other types of homes.
The City of Castlegar issued 136 building permits valued at $6,074,819 in 2014. Business license applications numbered 673. Also issued were 6 board of variance, 2 development, 3 development variance, 4 rezoning, 1 soil and 4 subdivision permits.
When compared to other municipalities, Castlegar taxes look pretty good. Taxes on a representative house in Castlegar are $2019. Trail and Nakusp come in slightly lower at $1908 and $1797 respectively. The other remaining area municipalities all come in higher with Rossland at $3107, Nelson at $2992, Fruitvale at $2050 and Creston at $2309.
The City of Castlegar ended the year with $5,298,932 in net financial assets. Actual spending was less than budgeted, leaving a $480,650 annual surplus.