Leduc County council approves 2020 interim budget
This afternoon, Leduc County council approved the 2020 interim municipal budget, which represents a zero per cent tax dollar budget increase over the 2019 final budget. The decision followed four days of public deliberations.
This interim budget demonstrates Leduc County's continued commitment to efficient, cost effective operations. The proposed zero per cent tax dollar budget increase allows us to maintain the high-quality services that our ratepayers deserve, while being mindful of the economic realities facing our residents and business communities.
Mayor Tanni Doblanko
The interim operating and capital budgets are set at $85 million and $14 million, respectively. The interim operating budget includes $25.5 million in provincial requisitions, collected on behalf of the Government of Alberta and the Leduc Regional Housing Foundation.
The approved interim budget allows important projects to proceed or continue before council approves the final budget in the spring. Council will approve the final budget and set tax rates in April. Once tax rates are set, tax notices will be mailed out to all ratepayers.
2020 interim budget highlights
- $14.9 million for road projects and maintenance
- $1.6 million for bridge projects
- $2.2 million in cost-share recreation support to six partner municipalities
- $1.7 million for capital and operating support
- $500,000 to the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre expansion ($2.4 million over five years)
- $266,500 for support to not-for-profit facilities and community recreation and cultural grants
- $148,000 for support to six libraries
- $2.6 million for protective services initiatives