If the projections are right, the City of Portage la Prairie should see budget surpluses at the end of the year.

The General Operating Fund is on pace for a surplus of slightly better than $46,000.00, while the Utility Fund is likely to end with a little less than $132,000.00.

Councillor Dave Quinn says those figures don't take into account costs like fuel increases, which are outside the budget. Those are being paid by reserve funds because virtually everything to do with construction has gone up.
Quinn's pleased they're able to record a surplus in areas they've budgeted, adding they're doing what they can to mitigate some of the costs. He points out the surpluses are smaller because they're able to complete more projects this year.