Town sets capital budget at $7.1M

Town of Stettler has finalized a capital budget of $7.1 million for 2010 for a wide variety of projects.

Town of Stettler has finalized a capital budget of $7.1 million for 2010 for a wide variety of projects.

At its regular meeting Dec. 15, town council adopted a capital budget of $7,104,356.

Ugprading the sewage lagoon for $2,069,541, an addition to Stettler fire hall for $860,215 and upgrading 50 Street south (Cemetery Road) for $1.5 million top the list of projects.

Administration will discuss the Cemetery Road project with the County of Stettler to seek the county’s commitment.

“These are recommendations council made at the budget planning meeting,” said town manager Rob Stoutenberg.

For the total budget, the projects will be funded with $5,229,256 from sources such as grants, $1,052,000 from reserves and $823,100 from general reserves.

Here’s a rundown of some of the projects.

• Sewage lagoon upgrade – $ 2,069,541 ($1,557,924 from grant and $511,617 from debenture).

• Fire hall expansion – $860,215 ($524,326 from grant, $314,889 from County of Stettler and $21,000 from reserves).

• Cemetery Road upgrade – $1,500,000 ($1,100,000 from grant, $250,000 from County of Stettler and $150,000 from reserves).

• Roadway improvements – $350,000 (fully from grant).

• Payment to County of Stettler for infrastructure – $290,000 (fully from general reserve)

• New grader – $230,000 (fully from grant).

• Replace watermain on 50A Avenue from 60 Street to 61 Street – $155,000 (fully from reserves).

• New tandem dump truck –$$150,000 (fully from grant).

• Planning and design to update Stettler Recreation Centre and Stettler Public Library – $125,000 ($62,500 each from reserves and grant).

• Sidewalk replacement program – $125,000 ($75,000 from reserve and $50,000 from operating budget).

• Playgrounds for east Stettler and Rosedale Apartments – $125,000 ($62,500 from grant, $52,500 from utility surplus and $10,000 from donations).

• Crush concrete – $120,000 (fully from reserves).

• New community entrance signs – $100,000 (fully from reserves).

• Demolish old centennial pool – $100,000 (fully from reserves).

• Save for new fire engine in 2014 – $100,000 (fully from utility surplus).

• Save to expand library – $65,000 (fully from utility surplus).

• Assist to purchase new vehicle for deputy fire chief – $60,000 ($50,000 from County of Stettler and $10,000 reserves).

• Save for new seniors’ centre project – $50,000 (fully from utility surplus).

• West Stettler infrastructure planning – $50,000 (fully from reserves).

• Replace 51 Avenue retaining wall and sidewalk – $40,000 (fully from reserves).

• Coat exterior of water reservoir – $40,000 (fully from water surplus).

• Engineering for sanitary main on 51 Avenue – $35,000 (fully from grant).

• Water distribution master plan update – $35,000 (fully from water surplus).

• Oil northeast industrial road – $30,000 (fully from reserve).