Metchosin budget grows with inflation

The District of Metchosin’s operations budget is proposed to increase 2.5 per cent this year, costing an average homeowner about $20 more.

The operational budget increased 2.6 per cent in 2010 and 2.2 per cent in 2009.

“This is a pretty standard budget,” said Coun. Moralea Milne, chair of finance and heritage committee.

“The biggest expense in Metchosin is looking after the roads,” said Sam Weller, chief financial officer. “We spend about $1 million a year on average repaving roads.”

This year’s capital budget is proposed at $1.4 million. Last year council budgeted for $1.8 million and used $1.2 million.

Starting in 2012, the District will start the repaving process for Kangaroo Road.

The $2.35 million project will take three years to complete and the capital budget will increase during that time.

The District will need help with the Kangaroo Road project is applying for provincial and federal grants to help offset costs, said Coun. Jo Mitchell, chair of highways and communications committee.



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