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									              MINUTES OF THE BUDGET MEETING OF THE TOWN OF TOFIELD
              held March 4, 2008

PRESENT       1.   Mayor Chehayeb; Councillors Tiedemann, Brown, Hulley,
                   Dueck, Conquest, Robinson; Chief Administrative Officer Neufeld;
                   Recording Secretary Regehr.

                   Also present: Rick Carlisle, Patti Campbell & Rola Chehayeb.

CALL TO ORDER 2.   Mayor Chehayeb called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


DELEGATIONS   3.   (a)      7:00 p.m.    Rick Carlisle, Public Works Foreman, was present
                                         regarding proposed 2008 Public Works budget.

                            Total Operating Budget                   $ 1,830,480
                            Contribution from Taxes                  $ 649,296

                            Total Capital Budget                     $ 7,081,372
                            Contribution from Taxes                  $    34,200

                            Proposed Projects:
                            - One new full time Public Works employee
                            - Need to replace tandem truck
                            - New sander and plow
                            - Current dispensing system at the truckfill needs to be
                               replaced
                            - Fencing/crossing upgrades required by CN to allow for
                               elimination of train whistles

                            Carlisle left Council Chambers at 7:15 p.m.


                   (b)      7:15 p.m.    Library Board members Patti Campbell and Rola
                                         Chehayeb, were present regarding proposed
                                         2008 Tofield Municipal Library budget.

                            Total Operating Budget                   $ 140,071
                            Contribution from Taxes                  $  33,356
                            (includes Town contribution for
                            janitor, telephone, insurance)

                            County contribution                      $    41,399

                            The Library Board is currently advertising for a Library
                             Manager. Because of contract payout in 2007 and additional
                             expenses, this was submitted as a deficit budget. The deficit
                            is $23,545, that requires to be funded additionlly.


BUDGET        4.   Budget 2008 – Following were presented:

                   •     Tofield Community Development

                         Total Operating Budget                      $ 403,861
                         Contribution from Taxes                     $ 275,361

                         Total Capital Budget                        $    96,000
                         Contribution from Taxes                     $    63,617
                Minutes Town of Tofield Budget Meeting
                held March 4, 2008                                                  2



BUDGET     4.   Proposed Projects

                1.      600m Trails – culverts, top soil, seeding, benches, trash cans
                2.      Stove and tables for Community Hall
                3.      Funds to reserve for mower replacement and bus replacement


                •    FCSS – Municipal contribution remains the same
                •    Beaver Ambulance

                        Total Requisition                       $ 553,000
                        Town of Tofield’s contribution          $ 124,919
                        Purchase of Ambulance                   $    9,520
                •    Borrowing Effects
                •    Existing Future Debenture – Annual Interest & Principal Payment
                •    Municipal Sustainability Funding
                •    Schedule of Reserves
                •    Assessment Changes

                2008 Capital Budget
                2008 Operating Budget

01-03-08        MOVED by Dueck that a new full time position, Operator I, within the
                Public Works Department be approved.

                                                  CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

02-03-08        MOVED by Conquest that the purchase of a tandem, sander and
                plow for the Public Works Department be approved.

                                                  CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

03-03-08        MOVED by Tiedemann that the Town of Tofield with Beaver County
                jointly apply for Municipal Sustainability Funding for the $23,545
                Library deficit.
                                                   CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

04-03-08        MOVED by Brown that the purchase of new computers for the Town
                be approved.
                                             CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

05-03-08        MOVED by Hulley that the Community Development Budget be
                approved.
                                             CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

06-03-08        MOVED by Dueck that the F.C.S.S. Budget be approved.

                                                  CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
                   Minutes Town of Tofield Budget Meeting
                   held March 4, 2008                                     3




ADJOURNMENT   5.   MOVED by Robinson that the Budget Meeting adjourn at
                   8:17 p.m.
07-03-08                                         CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY




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