Town shapes 2013 budget

Stettler Recreation Centre upgrades, including a new seniors’ centre and a new skatepark, highlight a $4.9-million capital budget

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.

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