Budget 2021

Your input in the annual municipal budget is essential for helping City Council make informed decisions in the best interests of the community.

2021 Budget Deliberations

*In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, in-person attendance at the 2021 municipal budget deliberations is only available for registered presenters. Everyone else is encouraged to participate through the zoom link provided below.

Budget Deliberation Dates

The following dates have been confirmed where City Council will deliberate the 2021 Municipal Budget.

Day 1: Budget Deliberations
January 7, 2021  l  9 am until 5 pm  l  Wetaskiwin City Hall
virtual attendance is encouraged

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89394004698?pwd=TzViTzY4NnZMRkxXR2UyREo3Q3dkUT09

 Meeting ID: 893 9400 4698

Passcode: 038612

Day 2: Budget Deliberations
January 8, 2021  l  9 am until 5 pm  l  Wetaskiwin City Hall
virtual attendance is encouraged

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 Meeting ID: 814 8428 2479

Passcode: 168495

Overflow (if needed): Budget Deliberations
January 11, 2021  l  9 am until 12 noon  l  Wetaskiwin City Hall
virtual attendance is encouraged

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 Meeting ID: 894 6235 0375

Passcode: 787102


Wondering about a specific business case being presented to Council? Here are some of the ones being taken to Council for approval (more may be added at a later date; keep checking back):

Get in on the discussion!

Participate in an online forum discussion, or start your own discussion topic at Have Your Say Wetaskiwin! Have a debate with your fellow residents about City budget topics that interest you.

Got Questions?

Send us a question on Have Your Say Wetaskiwin, or email us at haveyoursay@wetaskiwin.ca.

Public Consultations

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City will conduct all public budget consultations online this year (for the 2021 municipal budget).

First round of public consultations (Aug. 28 to Sept. 20)

Summary of results now available! Check out the report HERE!

Second round of public consultations (Oct. 5)

The virtual public consultation session on October 5, 2020 has concluded. Thank you to everyone who joined in on the meeting. If you weren't able to join the zoom meeting, we recorded the session and you can watch the video on our YouTube channel.

Summary of results from all rounds of public consultations are now available. View the report HERE!

FAQ's arising from the Public Consultations

*More will be added as they come in. Please check back frequently for updates.*

Q: Can you break out the sales section in 'Revenue' and highlight what is included?

  • $573,000 Sales to Other Gov't (includes County contributions for City services)
  • $12,182,400 Sales of Goods & Services (includes Utility rates revenue, recreation facilities and program user fees, tax certificates, and cemetery plot sales)
  • $5,511,876 Revenue from Own Sources (includes fine revenue, Utility franchise fees, penalties, interest on investments, business license fees, facilities and property leases, and permit fees).

Q: Do we know what the income is from the Manluk Centre annually?

  • The 2021 Annual revenue budget for the Manluk Centre is $1,140,000.

Q: What costs were included in the Archives budget?

  • $82,200 - Salaries, Wages & Benefits
  • $600 - General Services (includes printing, binding, and public relations)
  • $4,000 - Materials, Goods & Supplies (includes stationary and program supplies)
  • $27,600 - Inter-city Transfers (includes transfer for building overhead)

Q: Why can't we seem to get a handle on all the crime?

  • Increased crime is an unfortunate reality for many communities right now. We hear your concern and continue to liaise with our RCMP members and other protective/enforcement services partners in finding solutions. The City is also developing a community policing plan which will assist us in targeting and reducing crime.

Q: Can the updating of policies be included in the 2022 budget year, following the visioning project?

  • Unfortunately, the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) are so outdated that they are not serving the community well. While Council can certainly consider this for a subsequent year, Administration is recommending this be done in 2021 to ensure new development rules are in place to deal with current development trends and best practices. Updating these essential documents will also reduce barriers to the City's growth.

Q: Can you explain the cost difference for each of the grass cutting options?

  • Answer coming soon

Q: What is going to be done with some of these low priority areas for snow removal? Many residential areas only get cleared once per season.

  • Answer coming soon