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Budget 2016
City Council unanimously approved the 2016 Municipal Budget for the City of Wetaskiwin at the Monday, December 14 Council meeting. The Budget approval is the culmination of four full days of public budget deliberation meetings (held in late November) and reflect sentiments expressed in the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan to continue to build a safe, strong, and proud community.

Budget 2016 means:

  • No changes to service levels
  • A dedicated infrastructure improvement charge of 2.5% to be used exclusively to repair and maintain roads, sidewalks, and trails
  • $115,000 for a training facility to better equip our paid-on-call firefighters to respond to emergencies
  • $4,000 to enable the creation of Phase I of an off-leash dog park in Wetaskiwin

Budget 2016 calls for a tax increase of 3.5% (the lowest increase in five years) which includes 1% for operational expenses and the 2.5% dedicated infrastructure surcharge. Utility rates will be increasing by 2% in 2016 to cover the costs of providing those services (utilities are fully funded through user rates and are not subsidized through the tax base).

To get a more detailed picture of Budget 2016, see the Municipal Budget 2016 brochure or click on one of the charts below:

To discuss Budget 2016, please contact the Manager of Finance at 780-361-4406