Budget meeting focuses on Capital Works

The city held its fourth meeting on the 2009 budget on Monday afternoon.

It detailed estimated costs for infrastructure building and repairs in Fort St. John. City Manager Dianne Hunter says these numbers are only an estimate and could fluctuate once the budget is approved. [asset|aid=948|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7b7521f56313c43ab854135b5b862e8d-dianne 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The Strategic Planning and Finance Committee projected revenue from Fair Share for 2009 to be just over 13 million dollars.

Money from the accord is expected to go towards projects like the Enerplex, park improvements road and sidewalk repairs.

The old Sew It Yourself shop is also mentioned in the budget. The committee is estimating $150,000 for the demolition.

There is just over $273,000 allocated for bus shelters as well.

The budget will be discussed again on March 2nd.

Dr. Stanley Hamilton will also present his recommendations to council on the tax ratio review on March 9th.

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