Smithers council presented the new budget last night.

The operating budget for 2014 is $11.2 million with the bulk of that coming from property taxes, fees and charges.

Property taxes will increase by $43 dollars for the average Smithers home bringing the average amount to $1,157.

Councillors presented the budget highlights at the meeting with the top four priorities of the budget being the new arena, curbside recycling, the Smithers Airport and the Fall Fair Grounds.

The town will spend $430,000 on repaving, $320,000 on the Fulton Walkway expansion, $257,000 on the sewage treatment plant and $100,000 on new washrooms for the fair grounds.

The full budget will be posted to the Town of Smithers website soon.