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Redcliff council briefs

Posted on May 3, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Tim Kalinowski
Redcliff Council briefs
Auditor signs off on Town finances
Auditor Derek Taylor of KPMG LLP gave Redcliff a passing grade on its finances for the 2015 year at last Monday’s council meeting. Overall Redcliff took in about $2 million more in revenues last year over 2014 despite a stumbling economy. Much of this due to grants received for major infrastructure projects. The Town had an overall operating surplus of $1,141,936.
Thanks to the infrastructure investments in the community last year the town now has capital assets of over $87 million, (up $10 million from the year before).
Redcliff also has about $9,881,219 in unrestricted surplus.

Town Hall front steps makeover and other last minute budget changes

Council made a motion to amend the 2016 budget to include a $25,000 capital expenditure to fix the front steps of the town hall.
In the same motion, council also approved an additional $3,611 to allow councillors and staff to attend more professional development opportunities.
An additional $61,297 was included for 2016 School Requisition to bring the final total to $1,982,671.
The final rate for 2016 Lodge Requisition came to $67,957; $847 more than expected.
The annual Physician Recruitment debursement was $15,150.
FCSS Community Development Activities got an increase of $13,250.

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