Town of Canmore

Council Clips – April 23, 2019

The Finance Committee met to review and accept the Town’s 2018 financial statements and to allocate the 2018 operating surplus.  The Finance Committee is made up of all members of Council plus our CAO, Lisa de Soto.

2018 Consolidated Financial Statements

The Town’s 2017 consolidated financial statements were audited by an external third party, Avail LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants. You can see the statements, as well as statements from previous years, at Budget & Financial Information

2018 Operating Surplus

2018 closed with a $1.4M operating surplus.  The surplus resulted from unexpected levels of revenue plus additional savings in contracted/professional services and general operational expenses. Council allocated the surplus to the following reserve accounts:

·         $447,000 to the General Municipal Operating Reserve

·         $349,726 to the Tax Stabilization Reserve

·         $378,000 to the PAH Reserve

·         $200,000 to the Asset Replacement-Rehabilitation Reserve

·         $50,000 to the Flood Mitigation Structure Maintenance Reserve

2018 Capital Project Summary

Council received their annual report an on those capital projects that were completed in 2018 and those that have been carried forward to 2010 as work in progress. Learn more about the Town’s capital projects at Projects


To review any of the staff reports included in this agenda package go to

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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