The City of Enderby is proceeding with plans for its 2013 budget.

The City of Enderby is proceeding with plans for its 2013 budget.

No public interest in Enderby budget

No residents showed up for the city’s 2013 budget input session Tuesday

Finances appear to be a non-issue in Enderby.

No residents showed up for the city’s 2013 budget input session Tuesday.

“Either people trust our judgement or they are complacent, I don’t know,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

“We have never typically had an outpouring of interest in the budget process.”

The budget calls for a three per cent increase in taxes, with the impact for the average property owner being $20.

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.

Sewer user fees will increase by 1.84 per cent in 2013. The funds will go towards recapitalization.

User fees for water are projected to increase by 3.49 per cent and the funds will go into reserves for future works.

It’s anticipated that council could adoopt the budget April 15.