The cuts are rolling in slowly.
On day four of Fort Saskatchewan budget deliberations, a couple of big adjustments were made.
"Council removed a parks bylaw consultant for $25,000," said John Dance, the city's corporate manager. "Also a portion of the waste water master plan was removed for $100,000."
A two per cent increase across user fees and charges for recreation services was approved to start the meeting. In 2018, the city estimates to bring in around $2.6 million in user fee revenue.
Council also decided to accept a late application from the New Year’s Eve Committee and grant them with $1,000.
"It was an incredibly difficult budget this year," said mayor Gale Katchur. "This year council just did an amazing job with discussion and debate and I think there was some pretty good decisions that were made."
The proposed property tax hike in Fort Saskatchewan is now under three per cent.
City council will look to formally approve the budget on December 11.




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