Town of Canmore

Council Clips – December 18, 2018

Multi-year Budget Approved

Council has approved a 4-year operating plan and 6-year capital plan, as well as detailed operating and capital budgets for 2019 and 2020. The 2019 budget includes a 4.9% net new tax increase, and the 2020 budget is at 4.6%. For more information visit Budget & Financial Information

During the meeting, Council added $413K for the Lions Park Tennis Court expansion if a grant is received to help fund the construction project.

Increases to water and sewer rates and to solid waste disposal rates were also approved. These utilities are funded by users, not through municipal taxes, and increases are related to increasing operational and capital costs. Additional funds collected for solid waste services will fund an employee to deal with contamination levels in recycling bins and an organics diversion program slated to begin in 2020.

New Meeting Schedule in 2019

Just a reminder that, starting with their first business meeting on January 8, Council is moving to daytime meetings that will start at 9 a.m. Visit Council Meetings to see the full meeting schedule.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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