Budgets

BUDGETS

2022 Operating and Capital Budget

The Town released its proposed 2022 operating budget and five year capital plan at its December 13, 2021 Council meeting.


The proposed budget will receive Council discussions and deliberations over the next few months, with the tentative schedule being:

Monday, December 13, 2021 at 5:30pm
• Proposed Operating and Capital Budget released
• Distribute to stakeholders and public
• Overview of Proposed Operating and Capital Budget


Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:30pm
• Public input
• Budget review and deliberations

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 5:30pm
• Public input
• Budget review and deliberations

Monday, February 14, 2022 at 5:30pm
• Budget review and deliberations 
• End of deliberations, staff prepare final budget

Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:30pm
• Budget approval 

The proposed operating budget includes a base budget that maintains core services without impacting the need to increase tax revenues.

Within the proposed budget, service levels are being maintained and even enhanced, while new services or initiatives are being brought forward; highlights of these requests include:
• $25,000 for crack sealing work at the municipal airport,
• operating budget increase of $25,000 to fund improvements to the storm water system,
• $15,000 to offer recycling options at the landfill,
• our portion of the funding for a term FCSS position, at $8,570 per year for three years,
• $27,000 for additional tree pruning and removal at Anderson Park,
• $100,000 as a contribution from the operating budget to the Town’s capital funding.

Taxation and tax rate changes will depend on the decisions of Council during deliberations.


Proposed Capital Projects

The 2022 Capital Program includes 20 projects totaling $2.76 million. A summary listing of the projects can be found in the table below:

Project

Amount

Hardware Replenishment

14,000

Total Administration

14,000

 

 

Street Sweeper

250,000

Asphalt Maintenance & Resurfacing Program

250,000

Sidewalk Replacement Program

75,000

Storm Drainage - Van Doren

1,151,260

Total Transportation and Infrastructure

1,726,260

 

 

Landfill Electrical Service Upgrade

10,000

Total Waste Management

10,000

 

 

Arena - Driveway Replacement

13,500

Arena - Hot Water Tank Replacement

30,000

Parks Fleet Vehicles

40,000

Mower Replacement Program

8,400

Soccer Field Storage Cage

8,400

Pool - Insulation Upgrades

31,000

Total Recreation and Facilities

131,300

 

 

Bulk Water Filling System

40,700

Sewer Camera

13,250

De-Sludge Anaerobic Cells

385,000

WTP Residual Retention Pond

75,000

Equity Pump Station Facility

50,000

Pump House By-Pass (Stage II)

258,500

Fleet Vehicles

42,000

Pump House Interior Piping Upgrades

15,000

Total Water and Wastewater

879,450

 

 

Total Capital Program

2,761,010



Any questions on the proposed budget can be directed to any elected official or:

Greg Towne
Director of Finance
finance@threehills.ca
(403) 443-5822

or

Ryan Leuzinger
Chief Administrative Officer
cao@threehills.ca
(403) 443-5822