Friday, June 9, 2017

City's Supplier payments top 22 million for 2016

The City of Prince Rupert did some pencil sharpening in 2016, reducing the total amount delivered to suppliers by over six and half million dollars from the year before. Spreading what wealth they did have to a mixture of local and out of town suppliers.

The review of the City's spending from January to December of last year is included as part of the Statement of Financial Information report that City Council will receive at Monday's Council session, a requirement of fiscal transparency that must be disclosed before the end of June each year.

Eighty seven suppliers are listed from this years report to a total of just over 22 million dollars paid out from January to December of 2016.

This years numbers once again are topped by the city's contract for policing with the RCMP, with the largest payment to suppliers directed towards the Receiver General for Canada with $3,368,547 allocated towards policing costs.

A further $679,751 went to the Receiver General for the City portion of payroll.

The Municipal Pension Plan received $1,240,182, while Revenue Services of British Columbia claimed $213,402 of this years suppliers payments.  Manulife Financial collected $666,194 from the City in 2016.

The Worker's Compensation Board as also in the six figure range, with $288,877 paid out through 2016.

Payments to BC Hydro totalled $695,565, while BC Transit received $687,552 from the City in 2016.

The City's legal work was handled by two firms in 2016, with Lawson Lundell LLP receiving $180,213 and the Valkyrie Law Firm collecting $204,513.

Those totals were significantly lower than 2015 when the City was billed over $800,000 dollars for their legal requirements.

Seventeen suppliers appear on the list having received $100,000 or more for services or products through the last year, they include:

Broadwater Industries $1,669,999
National Recycling $1,143,647
Pacific Northwest Elecrtric and Controls $943,811
Adventure Paving $947,228
First Canada ULC $883,336
Rupert Wood n Steel Construction Ltd.  $444,791
NorthWest Fuels $372,166
Stantec Consulting $344,986
Lane Property Advisors $197,244
Willis Canada Vancouver $194,549
Coast Industrial Construction $186,100
CityWest Cable and Telephone $171,102
Pacific Northern Gas $169,694
Fred Surridge Ltd. $127,121
Storey's Excavating $121,290
Johnny's Machine Shop $102,681
Great West Equipment $101,287

The remainder of the list is made up of a range of companies local and out town collecting varying amounts under 100,000 dollars for services or supplies.

You can review the full information provided as part of the Report from the City's Agenda for the June 12th Regular Council Session, the full listings can be examined from pages 30 to 32.

Once the SOFI report is received by City Council this Monday, it will become part of the permanent record of Financial information that is archived on the City website, offering up an opportunity to make year to year comparisons when it comes to City spending.

More items related to the city's Budget planning and financial notes can be found here.

Further background on the work of Prince Rupert City Council can be found on our archive page here.

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