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2002 BUDGET MEETING AGENDA

Monday, February 25, 2002

Council Chambers, City Hall

1.    Revenues
      
a)  Deer Park     - sub-commission recommended 10% increase
                                 - rate comparison attached
                                 - suggest 3 year plan re:  rate increases

       b)  Waterworks - current rates $4.50/100 cubic feet.  Propose approximate 1%
                                   increase each year over next 5 yrs.  (i.e. $4.55, $4.60, $4.65,
                                   $4.70, $4.75) to offset rising utility costs and fund
                                   infrastructure upgrades in the near future.

2.    Grants

  Grants Provided
     in 2001
Requests for
     2002
       SIGN $ 6,000 $10,000
       Yorkton Arts Council $ 6,200 $10,000
       Yorkton Short Film & Video $ 6,000 $10,000
       Downtown Business Association $25,000
       Sub-Total $18,200 $55,000
       Citizens on Patrol Program $ 5,000 $ 5,000
       Yorkton Exhibition (fireworks) $  2,000 $  2,000
       Protective Services Commission
         (booth at Spring Expo)
$    850

 

3.    Other Operating items
       a)  Library Levy - increase $18,640 which is $11,970 over 3.5% increase
       b)  Parks sand and Equipment $10,000
     

                                           

4.    Capital
       
Objective is to have similar dollars as last year in order to balance the budget.  If
        no cuts are made to operating then $2,000,000 needs to be cut from capital.
        Significant increases over last year include:

        a)  Fire - equipment and allocation to reserves $211,000

        b)  Eng - Bradbrooke & King Intersection $300,000
        c)  Rec - Aquatic Pool and reserves $665,600

        d)  Rec - Deer Park $591,000
        e)  Admin - Life Lease $241,000