Each quarter, our municipal departments report to Council on their activities during the previous three months. These reports are an excellent tool for anyone who would like to get (or stay) informed about the wide variety of civic projects that are underway in the Town of Gibsons. The most recent four quarterly reports for each department are presented here. To view older quarterly reports, please visit our civic website and conduct a search for the department and quarter you are seeking.
CAO/Corporate Services Department
The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible to Council for the efficient management of the municipal workforce, and for seeing that Council’s directions and policies are carried out. The Corporate Services Department is the link between Council and other departments and the general public, providing assistance and advice to citizens with respect to Council/Committee processes, reporting procedures and decisions. Communications is also a component of the Corporate Services Department.
The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring the financial health of the municipality, from long-term planning of capital and operating expenditures, to collections and billing of taxes and accounts payable. Included are payroll, utility billing, insurance monitoring, management of permissive tax exemptions, tax sale and audit requirements, and provincial government reporting. Human Resources is also a component of the Finance Department.
Planning and Development Services
Planning and Development Services includes planning, building, bylaw enforcement, and business licencing services. These reports provide an overview of projects, development applications, sign permits, building permits, bylaw enforcement notices, and business licences.
Infrastructure Services Department
The Infrastructure Services Department is responsible for both natural and engineered assets including oversight of the Town’s capital works projects; long-term infrastructure planning; Parks and Public Works operations and maintenance; maintaining the Town’s Geographical Information System (GIS); development-related infrastructure improvements; and advancing the Town’s formalized asset management program and initiatives.
Gibsons and District Volunteer Fire Department
The Gibsons and District Volunteer Fire Department provides services to the public in the form of fire suppression, emergency medical first response, rescue, extrication, hazardous materials control, fire prevention, public education, public assistance and mutual aid. The Fire Protection Area incorporates the municipality of the Town of Gibsons and portions of electoral areas E and F of the Sunshine Coast Regional District and serves a population of approximately 10,000 people. The fire department is a function of the SCRD and the Town is a participating member of that service.