During the January 23, 2018 Town of Hinton Regular Council meeting, the 2018 Operating and Capital Budget was passed by Council.A summary of the operating budget and explanations of variances to the 2017 budget are on pages 4-5 (see agenda package here) followed by an explanation of the various Town programs and budgets on pages 9-10 (see agenda package here).
The one-time Operating and Capital budget requests are on pages 46-51 (see agenda package here).
The budget proposes the following to keep the lights on and maintain existing service levels:
To set the organization up for success, 2 new positions (Public Works Operator (PWII) and Utility Supervisor) are added to address an aging workforce and significant workloads, for a total of $233,500.
Civic agencies proposed to receive an increase from the 2017 Operating budget are:
The new positions and the increase to the civic agencies are intended to be funded by reducing the transfer to reserves from the Operating budget.
“This budget represents the first big item from our new Council. We took the time to dig in, understand, and then fully discuss every aspect of this budget, and we thank administration for their efforts in helping us reach this final product. We believe, as a Council, that this budget represents efforts both to prepare for the future by bolstering reserves, and to minimize the impact to our ratepayers. This is a budget that moves our community forward, together; not just maintaining, but also reaching to provide a better level of service for our residents.”
- Mayor Marcel Michaels
Looking to learn more?Visit the Town of Hinton Budget and Finance WebpageView the powerpoint presentation Contact Town of Hinton Corporate Services Call Director of Corporate Services Denise Parent at 780-865-6078