Reports and Plans

The District of Kitimat maintains a variety of reports and plans. See below for a comprehensive list.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact us by email or call 250-632-8900.

Annual Reports

The annual report contains financial statements for the year and includes goals and performance by the departments within the District of Kitimat.

Business Walk Report
Climate Action

In 2012, Kitimat signed the BC Climate Action Charter, committing to "making progress" towards becoming carbon neutral. Kitimat tracks carbon consumption for municipal operations and, in return, receives a grant from the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP). To date, CARIP funds have been used to support pedestrian improvements, including walkways and downtown wayfinding.

Downtown Design Guidelines
Downtown Design Guidelines
Finance Department Reports

 

Budgets

The financial plan includes a five year operations and capital budget accompanied by goals and objectives of the District of Kitimat.

Tax Rates
Statement of Financial Information (SOFI)

The statement of financial information includes the financial statement within the annual reports.

 

Housing Action Plan
Kitimat Townsite Report

The 1952 Kitimat Townsite Report by Clarence S. Stein is a nine-book set of plans and policies that describes how to build and operate a “civically independent new town”. Stein and his co-authors cover everything from administration to zoning. Detailed plans for future development of Kitimat's townsite and industrial area make this report an invaluable document for Kitimat's past, present and future.

The report's Executive Summary is a must read for anyone interested in local history. A full set of the 1952 Master Plan is available for viewing at Kitimat Museum & Archives.

The report includes maps of the recommended townsite design. Most of the neighbourhoods, greenbelt areas, commercial and industrial centres we know in Kitimat today were laid out in the original plan.

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) honours one community plan each year that has made a significant contribution to national planning heritage. In 2013, the enduring quality of Kitimat's original master plan was recognized with CIP's Vision in Planning Award.

Leisure Services Master Plan
Minette Bay West Concept Plan
The Minette Bay West Concept Plan was a planning and design exercise for 191 hectares of municipal land on the west side of Minette Bay, adopted by Council in September 2017. District Lots 95 and 471 or “Minette Bay West”, are designated as a park in Kitimat’s Official Community Plan. This site presents a significant opportunity to provide public access to the ocean, which is a key priority for Kitimat Council. 
Municipal Alcohol Policy

The following links provide information to help event organizers comply with the Municipal Alcohol Policy when hosting events on municipal property.

Special Occasion Licence Information
Host Responsibilities and Liability
Serving It Right Training
Responsible Alcohol Consumption

For more information contact Leisure Services by email or call 250-632-8910.

Neighbourhood Development Options Study
Neighbourhood Development Options Study: Comparative Review, Urban Systems, May 1995
Official Community Plan (OCP)

An OCP is a broad statement of community objectives, goals, and policies with a special emphasis on land use and development. The OCP is also one of the three key documents (budget, five year capital plan and OCP) which guide all Council decisions. Each Council may aslo prepare a strategic plan with a time horizon of one to four years.

Kitimat's 2008 OCP was developed through a collaborative process that included stakeholders, local businesses, community groups, and over 200 residents.

Progress towards OCP goals is monitored. A report card is produced each year.

South West Kitimat Area Plan

Douglas ChannelDistrict of Kitimat is creating a new local area plan for municipal lands west of Douglas Channel.

Project area extends south from Eurocan Road and west of Douglas Channel to the municipal boundary.  Area is comprised of rugged terrain with several significant watercourses, Jesse Lake with spectacular falls into Douglas Channel, and many points of interest. Access is limited via forest service roads and marine vessels.  Land is mostly provincial Crown land with an active forest license.

This plan process will gather community input that will be compiled with baseline information to create a local area plan.

Local area plans are extensions of the Official Community Plan (OCP) and apply to specific areas or issues within the municipality.  Contents may extend existing goals, objectives, and policies from the OCP that apply to the area.  There may be opportunity to develop new policies that are area specific, but may be applicable District-wide and brought into the OCP.  This area plan will become a pillar of future OCP updates.

Where are we in the Process?

Project Timeline (Updated 18 September 2019) 

South West Kitimat Area Timeline

 

In 2017, Kitimat Council approved the Land Constraints and Suitability Study for the project area.

With the assistance of consultants; Westland Resources, Madrone, and Kleanza; this study looked at existing environmental and geotechnical conditions, plus developed an archaeological model to evaluate the likelihood of archaeological sites.

Three overview assessment reports were produced as baseline information that will inform this planning process.  District staff have developed indicators that will evaluate this information and apply constraints to future development. This approach allows the land and water to develop opportunities, while constraints trigger need for further assessment when site-specific applications are brought forward.

Goals, objectives, and policies in the local area plan will be developed with this baseline information plus input through community engagement.

Next Steps:

  • First Nations Consultation - October 2019 and ongoing
  • Community Engagement - starting November 2019
    • Launch at Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, 1 and 2 November, at Riverlodge
    • Stakeholder Focus Groups, November 2019 - January 2020
    • Public Open House: "What We Have Heard", Presentation of Draft Goals and Objectives - end January 2020 (date to be confirmed)
Community Input 

All comments and questions are welcome as part of this public engagement process.  Comment Form provided asks general questions; no topic or issue is insignificant.  Opportunities for comment and input will be available during open houses and stakeholder focus groups.  If you have any comments or questions about the process, you may also contact Community Planning & Development in person at District Office, 270 City Centre.  You may email your comments to dok@kitimat.ca.  

Comment Form

Comments Received (Updated 14 November 2019)

Comment Forms Received
Paul Plante (1 November 2019)
Per-Henrik Norman (9 November 2019)

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair
Community Map
Core Themes, Priorities, Concerns

Stay Connected

If you would like to receive emails with updates on this process, please send us an email with "South West Kitimat Area Plan" in the subject line to dok@kitimat.ca.

All materials to date are available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900.

This webpage will be updated as new information becomes available. 

Resources

Fall Craft Fair 
Board 1 - Welcome
Board 2 - LCSS Summary
Board 3 - Core Themes, Priorities, Concerns
Board 4 - How to be Involved

Land Constraint and Suitability Study
Executive Summary
Environmental Overview Report
Archaeological Overview Report
Geotechnical Overview Report

Council Report
Council Presentation

 

Strategic Plan

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