Stettler Recreation Centre upgrades, including a new seniors’ centre and a new skatepark, highlight a $4.9-million capital budget for 2013 for the Town of Stettler.
At its regular meeting last week, town council confirmed its wish list as its adopted a capital budget of $4,904,780.
“A good chunk of that comes from grants and reserves,” said chief administrative officer Rob Stoutenberg.
The capital budget is supported by $3,698,050 from grants and other funding sources, $918,780 from general reserves and $267,950 from other reserves.
“We may not do some of the paving projects budgeted, but all other items will go ahead,” Stoutenberg said.
A new seniors’ social centre upstairs in the SRC conference room has been pegged at $300,000, while upgrades to the SRC have been budgeted for $250,000, totally funded from the utility surplus.
To support the seniors’ centre, the town has allocated $135,000 each from the County of Stettler and reserves and $30,000 from donations.
For the skatepark, council has earmarked $250,000, with $125,000 in grants, $75,000 in reserves and $50,000 in fundraising.
Road improvements top the list at $735,000.
Council and staff have also budgeted for:
— Storm sewer replacement in Blair Boulevard for $600,000 fully from grants.
— Paving on 50 Avenue for $350,000 as a local improvement paid by property owners.
— Replace water-main on 50 Avenue Phase 2 and raw-water intake pipe repair for $230,000 or $200,000 for a cathodic protection camera, each funded via grants.
— Paving program at $230,000 with $125,000 from general reserves and $100,000 from grants.
— New loader for $200,000 fully funded from grants.
— Sanitary sewer replacement on 50 Avenue and 47 Street for $200,000 fully supported by grants.
— Self-contained breathing air packs for fire department for $133,000, subject to the county replacing their packs at the same time.
— Sidewalk replacement for $125,000, with $75,000 from operating budget and $50,000 from general reserves.
— Curb and gutter on Meadowview Drive for $125,000, with $67,050 from land-development reserves and $57,950 from capital reserves.
— Storm-main upgrades on 50 Avenue and 49 Street Phase 2 for $110,000 with a full grant.
— Pathway system improvements for $100,000 from general reserves.
— Fire-engine town contribution of $100,000 from utility surplus.
— Service replacement on 30 Street for $40,000.
— Raw-water intake-well access ladders for $25,000.
— A half-ton truck for $40,000.
— Storm-drain improvements in Meadowlands for $15,000.
— Health unit hazardous materials assessment for $12,000.
— Health unit heating and air-conditioning replacement for $60,000.
— Southeast area structure plan for $50,000.
— Computer replacement plan for $35,000.
— Virtual town hall media system for $45,080
— Arts and culture allocation for $15,000.
— Audio and video update at Stettler Community Hall for $17,000.
— Mower for parks for $22,500.
— Gym equipment for fitness centre at SRC for $17,000.
— Ice-plant descaler and float valve for $24,000.