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Carlyle town council passes 2022 budget

The Town of Carlyle also had a couple of delegations at the first meeting in May.
Carlyle Civic Centre
Carlyle's Civic Centre

CARLYLE - Carlyle town council held its most recent meeting May 4 with a full agenda. 

Council welcomed two delegations to the meeting. The first representatives were for the Lions’ Park and the second was Cpl. Mike Parker to present the quarterly RCMP report. 

Council has been working hard to prepare their 2022 budget and after much deliberations they were able to finalize the yearly budget at this meeting.  Along with the budget, council set the mill rate for the 2022 property tax year at 9.7. 

This is a slight increase from last year but required to accommodate the higher costs of doing business at this time. 

A few highlights in the budget include adding a half-tonne truck to the fleet for use by the recently developed parks, recreation and culture department; a replacement ice resurfacer; completing sidewalk improvements in front of the Civic Centre and Fourth Street East by the elementary school playground; some shade covers at the spray park and the Carlyle Swimming Pool; replacement doors for the town shop, more Dutch elm disease inspections and tree removals as required, as well as maintenance for our water reservoirs and lagoon. 

With the setting of the annual mill rate, residents can expect their tax notices to be arriving in their mailboxes in the next few weeks. As in other years, discounts are offered on the municipal portion of the property tax levy for early payment. 

As we head into spring, we would like to remind residents to tend to the maintenance of their property, including the back alleys. Remove debris, mow grass and tend to weeds in a timely manner to keep our town looking its best and be courteous to your neighbours. 

There is a free day at the transfer station for residents set for May 28 from 1-4 p.m. There will also be an appliance pick up if needed. Please call the office to schedule your pickup at 306-453-2363. 

The next scheduled regular council meeting is set for May 18.