Council approves financial plan

Enderby financial activities wrapped up, Heritage signs updated

Enderby’s financial activities are wrapped up.

Council has given final adoption to the fees and charges, financial plan and annual tax rate bylaws.

“We have a track record of being fiscally responsible,” said Mayor Howie Cyr, who points out that no complaints were received about the 2013 budget.

“The community is confident that we have a handle on the finances.”

The budget includes a three per cent tax increase or an additional $20 for the average property owner.

Of the three per cent tax increase, two per cent will go towards financing capital works and one per cent is dedicated for equipment reserves.

Operational costs, such as labour, have been covered through internal efficiencies such as not replacing some vehicles and integrating the parks department with public works.

Heritage signs updated

Visitors and residents will soon have new information on Enderby’s history.

City council has given approval to the Enderby Heritage Commission to replace the aging interpretive signs along the Shuswap River.

Bob Cowan, with the commission, has presented council with the designs for the signs.

“They will be a great addition to the river walk,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.