Presentation on theme: "2010 PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING MOVING OUR COMMUNITY FORWARD TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE."— Presentation transcript:
2010 PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING MOVING OUR COMMUNITY FORWARD TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
2010 ICSP (INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY PLAN)
1. WATER TREATMENT PLANT Safe drinking water Reservoir improvements Address water taste & odour issues Maintain compliancy with Environmental Approvals Finish water/sewer services in existing commercial area Continue discussions with ATCO Water Group
Implement local improvement tax on Crossroads subdivision properties Shift tax burden from residential to non-residential by encouraging new commercial development Economic development sustainability Take advantage of existing resources (location, location, location)
Lowering of residential tax by increasing non-residential tax Potentially increasing property values Keep improving transparency of government Continue actively researching grant opportunities 3. CONTINUE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
Training Animal Control Bylaw Enforcement Appeal Board Village beautification 4.BYLAW ENFORCEMENT
Form economic development partnership with MD#133 Get an efficiency audit done Continue the sharing of services with our municipal neighbours 5. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
6. CULTURAL ENHANCEMENT Continue with Canada Day celebrations Hold community barbecues Enhance cohesiveness with our community organizations Develop joint-use agreements with school & Ag Society to better utilize existing facilities
1. Street Lights $15,543.00 – New Deal for Cities & Communities Grant (NDCC) 2. Buffer Fence Along Hwy #2 $ 45,000.00 - Draw from operating reserves 3. Water Plant Upgrade Phase 1 $650,000.00 – Draw from operating reserves $1,950,000.00 – Water Wastewater Grant $2,600,000.00 TOTAL 2010 CAPITAL BUDGET
6. 300 garbage carts $10,198.00 – NDCC – New Deal for Cities & Communities Grant $11,802.00 – MSP – Municipal Sponsorship Grant 5. Crossroads Industrial Subdivision $500,000.00 - MSI $1,000,000.00 – 5 year debentures 4. Water meters upgraded to digital read system $154,700.00 - MSI
Total capital budget of $4.6 million of which $2.6 million comes from grants, $1 million from debentures & the remaining 1 million from operating reserves and other grants 8. Rycroft Community Hall $21,000.00 - NDCC (New Deal for Cities & Communities) 7. Rycroft Municipal Library $26,233.00 – NDCC (New Deal for Cities & Communities) $273,767.00 – operating reserves & grants
2010 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL MILL RATE REMAINS THE SAME RESIDENTIAL MILL LOWERED BY RATE 1.3 MILLS DUST CONTROL TO TAKE PLACE GRAVELLING OF BACK ALLEYS MINIMUM TAX INCREASES TO $500.00 PER PARCEL WATER PLANT MAINTENANCE !!!
In 2008 the total assessment was $232,440.00 In 2009 that total assessment went up to $2,027,530.00 an increase of $1,795,090.00. In 2008 these properties generated $6,256.94 in tax dollars. In 2009 $54,894.52 was generated an increase of $48,637.58.
2010 anticipated municipal mill rate 12.3 – aggregate mill rate 14.4415 Anticipated municipal mill rate 11.3 – aggregate 13.4397 2009 residential mill rate 15.71 2010 residential mill rate 14.44 2009 commercial mill rate 27.08 2010 commercial mill rate 27.34 As the commercial assessment base increases – the residential mill rate could see the benefits
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