Some early details regarding Whistler's 2018 budget have been revealed ahead of the budget open house on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Maury Young Arts Centre.
Draft materials posted to www.whistler.ca/budget on Friday afternoon show an outline of spending over the coming years, but contain no information about tax increases.
The 2018 proposed project list details $40.3 million in spending, more than half of it directed at Infrastructure Services.
At first glance, there appear to be fewer big-ticket items than in previous years.
Some 2018 standouts include $3.2 million for fleet replacement, $2.8 million for the artificial turf field at Bayly Park, $2.2 million to upgrade the Emerald Water System, $2.4 million for sewer main replacement, $1.46 million for community wildfire protection, $1.24 million for Village Square rejuvenation, $1.65 million for road upgrades and $1.6 million to upgrade Day Lot 5.
Have a look at some of the materials, then have your say at the open house on Thursday.
Stay tuned to Pique in the coming weeks for more on the 2018 municipal budget.
PROJECT SPENDING BY DIVISION
MAYOR AND COUNCIL: $10,000
Corporate Economic and Environmental Services: $1,893,355
Human Resources: $10,000
Cultural Planning and Development: $50,000
Division Administration: $1,735,802
Resort Operations: $3,875,230
General Manager: $1,037,650
Central Services: $3,342,000
Solid Waste: $1,265,000
Water Fund: $4,723,500
Sewer Fund: $6,332,000
CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Protective Services: $840,100
Fire Rescue Service: $407,970
Meadow Park Sports Centre: $1,175,438
PROJECTS 2018 TOTAL: $40,310,713