2019 Town of Edson Budget
Edson Town Council has passed the 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets. The budget uses a 3.9% municipal tax increase, however, actual taxes levied will be dependent on the individual property assessments.
For example, the average increase to a residential home that was assessed at $325,000, if it stays at the same assessment, would be $69.25/year, or $5.77/month. The average increase to a residential home that was assessed at $425,000, if it stays at the same assessment, would be $90.57/year, or $7.55/month.
For full budget details please see the following budget documents.
Citizen Budget Update - Nov 27, 2018 - This update was presented to Council at the Committee of the Whole Meeting on November 27th, 2018, along with a discussion on the 2019 budget proposal. While approximately 120 people had clicked into the Citizen Budget tool, only 26 responses had been submitted. The report contains the results and comments from those submissions.
The Budget will be adopted by Council in December 2018 and finalized in the Spring of 2019, as there are some items that are not known at this time. Here is an anticipated timeline for the passing of the Budget:
- November 3, 2018 - Council Budget Workshop. Video pt 1 Video pt 2
- November 13, 2018 – Council Budget Presentation and Citizen Budget launched. Meeting Video
- November 27, 2018 – Budget brought back to Council for final deliberations. Meeting Video
- December 4, 2018 – 2019 Budget presented to Council for adoption (passed as presented). Meeting Video
- February 2019 – Assessment figures released to the Town
- March/April 2019 – Requisition figures for Schools (AB Education) and Evergreens (Seniors Lodges) received
- April 2019 – Revised Budget presented to Council
- May 2019 – Mill Rate Bylaw passed, and tax notices sent to property owners.