Operating surplus moved to reserves

The village of Clive has a $70,718 operating budget surplus from last year and will move the money into reserves.
“The money is an overall combination of items that came in under budget in different areas,” said Clive Chief Administrative Officer Carla Kenney in a phone interview. “Little pieces all over add up.”
Village of Clive council, during its regular meeting April 5, voted in favour of the surplus being allocated to the following reserve accounts: $25,000 to water, $5,000 to the ball diamond and $40,718 to the roads reserve.

Revised cemetery bylaw approved
Clive council gave its updated cemetery bylaw third and final reading. The updated bylaw allows for polypropylene containers for casket burials. Previously Clive only allowed concrete.
Other changes to the bylaw include a maximum of four human remains will be allowed to be interred in each plot; up to one casket and up to three cremated remains per plot. A monument permit is also required to install any monuments.
Any grave decorations must be permanently attached to a monument or marker, including bases, solar lights or any other materials. Glass decorations are not permitted. Flowering ornamental plants may be planted on plots but they have to be maintained by next of kin.

Other business
Clive council approved the authorization of a D. Bell Memorial Bench project at the Clive Skate Park. All material and placement costs are at the Bell family’s expense.
The Water House Interior and Exterior Wall Maintenance contact was awarded to Gene Zacharias Plasterer for $24,493, excluding tax.

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