Wheatland County Council has approved the Interim Operating Budget 2023 – 2025 and Interim Capital Budget 2023 – 2027 with a 2.5% increase in municipal tax revenue for the 2023 fiscal year. The increase was intentionally kept lower than inflation in order to provide some financial relief during these challenging times.
Council is committed to maintaining current mill rates. The majority of the 2.5% tax revenue increase will be generated through assessment increases from new development, which is one of Council’s strategic priorities.
The final Operating and Capital Budgets will be reviewed and approved by Council in April 2023, at which time the total tax increase and mill rates will be determined. Council encourages all residents to participate in this process and share their thoughts and concerns.
Council will continue to work towards providing a balance between fiscal prudence and effective service delivery for Wheatland County ratepayers.
Wheatland County Council is pleased to approve the Interim Operating and Capital Budgets for the 2023 fiscal year. Council and Administration have diligently reviewed the budget to ensure it aligns with Wheatland County’s Strategic Plan. The 2023 budget strikes a balance between strategic investment, fiscal responsibility, and providing quality municipal services to our ratepayers.– Reeve, Amber Link
2023 Capital Budget Summary
- $177,240 Administration
- $1.1M Fire
- $460,000 Public Works – Hamlets
- $3.5M Public Works – Bridges
- $4.9M Public Works – General Construction & Road Maintenance
- $6.4M Public Works – Paved Roads
- $5.5M Equipment/Fleet
- $294,000 Storm Drainage
- $1.2M Water
- $489,000 Sewer
- $110,000 Waste Management
- $28,000 Cemetery
- $458,000 Agricultural Service Board
- $300,000 Facilities
- $365,000 Community Services
Please view the detailed 2023 interim capital and operating budget reports below.Approved Interim Operating Budget 2023-2025 Approved Interim Capital Budget 2023-2027