2015-09-08 — $10.5 million debt to repair city assets — approved

2015-09-08 — $10.5 million debt to repair city assets — approved (3rd reading of bylaw)

Council meeting, September 8, 2015, Item 7.3

On September 8, 2015, Port Moody Council approved borrowing up to $10.5 million to repair city assets, as the repairs are deemed critical and necessary immediately. The vote was not unanimous (4:2), though all members of council agreed repairs are necessary. A fourth (and final) bylaw reading is not yet scheduled on the public agenda.

The amounts may come as a bit of surprise to some; for example, the estimate earlier this year for Civic Centre Repairs was under $4 million (now $5.2 million), and some of the other amounts have been under the radar. See extra information from past council meetings at the bottom of this post. Please also note the chart below does not include amounts for other city facilities identified in a detailed analysis in October 2013 (including, for example, Kyle Centre).

Excerpted from agenda, Item 7.3
The $10.5 Million loan will be used to fund the following capital projects:
2015-09-08 - 10.5M debt Financial Implications (from agenda)
“The servicing on the $10.5 Million in debt is estimated to cost approximately $600,000 to $625,000 annually in debt repayments (principal and interest). The debt is proposed to be repaid over a 25-year term.

The City’s $5 Million debt issue for the Expansion & Renovation of the Recreation Complex is maturing in 2015 (10-year term); this debt issue also costs approximately $625,000 annually in debt servicing for principal and interest (MFA Debt Issue #95 Loan Authorization Bylaw #2583).

The City is planning to repurpose the $625,000 in debt servicing from the Recreation Complex debt and apply it to finance the proposed new Capital Remedial Works debt. The $625,000 in funding, housed in the Asset Reserve, represents an equivalent 1.87% tax increase. By repurposing the existing approximate $625,000 in debt service, there will not be a need for an additional debt levy (tax increase) to finance the proposed new $10.5 Million debt.”

Complete information from council’s Sept. 8, 2015 agenda can be accessed from this city webpage with links to all 2015 agendas, minutes, and archived videos.

Port Moody budget — 2015
Community update — Upcoming events, Flavelle Oceanfront Development, tree bylaw
“On Tues., April 21, 2015, Council Committee of the Whole (COTW) met and discussed repairs to City Hall (Civic Centre Envelope Project). The Tri-City News reported on the meeting: Repair bill for Port Moody could hit nearly $4 million.”


Update: Past information presented to council

At council’s April 10, 2015 meeting, costs for the civic centre (city hall) were estimated as follows:

“approximately $3,558,100 is required to complete this project. This is a Class C level estimate and carries a +/- 30% margin of variance.”

To view the full report, click here.

On October 15, 2013, a detailed city facilities study was presented at a Council Committee of the Whole Meeting.

2013-10-15-PoMo facilities study-costs










The following chart was part of the comprehensive report. To view the entire report with analysis, pictures and graphs, click here.

2013-10-15-PoMo facililties-costs summary table

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to 2015-09-08 — $10.5 million debt to repair city assets — approved

  1. Rick Evon says:

    This City is out of control spending money like drunken sailors. It is a shame there is another $700,000 for the Arts Centre and still no money for the rotting Kyle Recreation Centre right across the street. Thats some pretty expensive paint! The responsible thing to do now would be to hold a referendum on this. For the record Councillors Glumac and Vagramov were the only two to vote against this and I agree with them. It is foolhearty to borrow $10.5 million dollars in these tough economic times and global turmoil. Pack your bags and move now unless you dont mind paying West Vancouver property rates in the near future.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s