BOYLE – Village councillors have a budget themed evening ahead of them, with two borrowing bylaws and discussions around the interim and balanced budget for 2024 on the to-do list Dec. 6.
Boyle will start its regular meeting with an important delegation — Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, commanding officer of the Alberta RCMP, will be presenting to councillors at 7 p.m.
Councillors will follow up the delegation with discussion around their upcoming 2024 budget. According to the Request for Decision prepared by CAO Warren Griffin, administration is looking for some clear direction on the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) and recreation staffing. Administration is recommending council approves an implementation of a three per cent COLA adjustment, and the creation of two full-time recreation labourer positions as in the 2024 budget.
As part of the budget process, administration is recommending that council adopt 50 per cent of the 2023 operating budget as the 2024 interim budget until the full budget is passed. In addition, two borrowing bylaws which would authorize the village to have a line of credit and a credit card with ATB are expected to be voted in by councillors.