Fort Saskatchewan City Council is in the midst of deciding where to use their $77.2-million budget for 2018.
The mostly new council will work through hundreds of pages of documents, decisions and dollars to set up for next year.
"We're really going to have this council focus on sustainability, moving our city forward," explained mayor Gale Katchur. "We're really letting this council own the budget."
Most of this budget is a carry-over from the previous council's work.
Some of the important points are furthering growth, inflationary costs as well as new service levels.
The projected tax increase is 2.74 per cent.
"We are actually in a very good financial position, we have good debt management policies, good operating budget and we do have our 10-year capital plan."
The next meeting for the budget is on November 15.