Brazeau County 2021 Final Budget maintains service levels, offers taxpayer relief

BRAZEAU COUNTY, April 8, 2021 — On April 7, Brazeau County Council passed the final budget for 2021, which reflects Council’s ongoing focus om putting residents and economic development first.

 

The budget includes a 30% tax rebate for residential, farmland and commercial property owners who pay the full amount of their taxes by the due date of June 30, 2021. This is the sixth year Council has granted a municipal tax rebate to commercial businesses in Brazeau County and the second year the rebate has also been applied to residential and farmland properties.

Capital project highlights in the 2021 budget include:

  • Paving 4.5 kilometres  in the Hamlet of Lodgepole (1.7 kilometres of new pavement)
  • Five kilometres of overlay on TWP 494 from Highway 759 to RR 54
  • 2.4 kilometres of micro-surfacing of RR73 from Meier Rd. to TWP 492
  • 3.22 kilometres of base structure repairs and double chip seal on TWP 495 between RR 71 and RR 73
  • 1.6 kilometres of base structure repairs and chip sealing on TWP 480  between RR71 and  RR 72
  • Expansion of the Floating Wetlands Trial Project at the Violet Grove Lagoon
  • Refurbishments to the Cynthia Lagoon

There are no new fees or increases to current fees in the budget. Administration has found efficiencies in order to support Council’s direction not to increase taxes while maintaining service levels.

 

“This was a team effort with administration and Council to create our sixth balanced budget,” says Reeve Bart Guyon. “We have worked within our means as all governments should. We believe strongly in leaving as much money as possible in taxpayers’ pockets.”

For more information on the Interim Budget, please contact Interim Chief Administrative Officer Shawn McKerry at 780-542-7777 or smckerry@brazeau.ab.ca.