Wetaskiwin city budget leaves surplus

With the proposed budget the city will have a surplus of $24,263.

Wetaskiwin city council approved a proposed 2016 budget at it’s Dec. 14 meeting. The proposed revenue is set at approximately $34,675,182, expenditures at $34,650,919. The capital projects budget is just over $12.9 million with $493,900 coming from the city’s tax base.

With the proposed budget the city will have a surplus of $24,263.

Within the proposed budget: there is an administration net cost of approximately $3 million with no surpluses coming from any sub-departments.

Protective Services has a net cost of $3.9 million with no surpluses from any departments.

Transportation has a net cost of $3.6 million. There is a proposed surplus of $7,411 coming out of building inspections; breaking even in equipment pool and common services; and no expected revenue in sidewalk maintenance.

Environmental Treatment net cost is set at $51,247, with the entire budget wrapped up in garbage collection and disposal, as there is no proposed net cost in sanitary sewage services and treatment and water supply and distribution.

The Economic Development net costs is $304,902 and Recreation and Culture is approximately $5 million.

Other revenues come in with a proposed surplus of $2.27 million.

The budget proposes $688,245 will be transferred to the infrastructure fund and another $493,900 transferred to the capital program.

Within the 2016 Capital Projects budget some of the larger expenditures include: Main Street phase three and four construction, $8 million; public works paving utilities,1.2 million. The remaining projects are all proposed to come in under $1 million.