Bruderheim approved their interim $3.5-million budget.
Council prioritized maintaining services while watching their costs in the budget.
"You have to maintain services, if you don't maintain services, you're going backwards," said councillor Garry Bottorff. "I applaud administration, I think they did an excellent job crunching the numbers."
Council and administration came up with a tax increase of just 1.4 per cent, roughly the rate of inflation.
"There's no big, spectacular developments of any sort, it's just, we're maintaining services and I think that's what, in this economic time frame, that's what people want."
In Bruderheim, the split mill rate is 50/50.
The final budget will be passed in the spring of 2018.