Langley City Councillor Dave Hall offered to fork over $1,500 of his own money to add to this yearâ€™s Volunteer Banquet if the city doesnâ€™t take the funds from reserves.
The annual banquet honours those who volunteer in Langley City each year.
On Monday night, Hall made two motions regarding adding $1,500 in expenses towards the event.
First, he asked the City council to approve taking the money out of a surplus rather than from new money in this yearâ€™s budget.
Hallâ€™s motion called for the cash to come from the operating surplus left over from 2013, from the Enterprise Funds, or from casino revenues.
If that doesnâ€™t work, Hall has asked that he be allowed to pay for the extra money out of his own pocket.
His second motion says he will write a personal cheque for the $1,500.
Hall said he plans to take the money from funds heâ€™s been paid for various committees and regional groups heâ€™s sat on in the last year.
The motions may be debated, if another councillor seconds them, at a future City council meeting.