The document consisting of sixteen pages on information on a range of topics along with photos, accompanied by another twenty seven pages of financial statements and other financial overviews.
Along the journey of the year that was, readers will be able to review messages from Mayor Lee Brain and City Manager Robert Long, learn a bit about the various departments that keep the city moving as well as review the checklist provided of the City's Goals that have been achieved and those that are still on the underway list for the community.
The current of the commentary one of celebration after having come out of a challenging year owing to COVID, one which has had an impact on civic finances and set schedules back for ongoing infrastructure projects.
The report also breaks a bit of news, providing updates on some of those infrastructure projects, as well as towards some of the city's past initiatives that had been put on pause for much of 2020.
The Year in Review opens with the commentary from Mayor Lee Brain, which notes of the city's strong economic and social position, approach towards future infrastructure investment and a tribute to the work of Council and staff towards addressing the COVID limitations to reduce expenses that have helped towards continuity of services.
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City Manager Robert Long also puts the focus on the positive, citing the significant progress that the City has seen noting of the potential of future revenue streams from Watson Island.
He notes of the challenges of COVID in 2020 and the measures taken by the City as well as to how the City moves forward with cautious optimism with hopes of emerging from this period as a stronger, more united community.
Four of the sixteen pages are set aside for the City's Checklist of Achievements, with the Report making note of
Civic infrastructure also gains some review, the infographic included in the report charing the city's road paving work, capital purchases, funding for major projects and their work on a new RCMP detachment among the items of note.
Three more pages are allocated towards some of their recent success on objectives including the delivery of the Official Community Plan, plans for curbside recycling, additional recreation options and plans to move forward to deliver on a new Corporate brand for the city, a project that the city deferred for 2020 owing to COVID.
Included in those listings was an update on the pace of construction for the dam replacement and engineering for the water treatment submarine line, confirming that the project has fallen behind, the city citing COVID and severe weather as the reasons.
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of Prince Rupert Annual Report for 2020