Brazeau County 2022 Interim Budget offers investment and taxpayer relief

BRAZEAU COUNTY, December 3, 2021 — On December 1, Brazeau County Council passed an interim budget for 2022, with aggressive investment in the County, and continued relief for ratepayers.


The interim budget maintains the years-long freeze on municipal taxes, and for the seventh year, includes a 30% commercial businesses and for the third year, the rebate has also been applied to residential and farmland properties. Fees have been limited to zero or to minimal levels.

The budget also includes nearly $9.9 million in capital investment in roads, equipment replacement, and other infrastructure.


“This is a very progressive budget that sees investment in all four corners of the County,” says Reeve Bart Guyon. “We know by investing in our people, they will invest in the county. We’ve seen our economic development focus pay off already, with a great deal of investment interest from cutting-edge technology companies looking to call Brazeau home.


“We heard clearly during the election that our citizens want tax relief and infrastructure, and by working together, this new Council has delivered,” he added. “It was clear from voter turnout and the number of votes successful candidates received that this was the direction people want to go, and that’s the direction we’ve taken.”


Council passes an interim budget in order to proceed on approved operational and capital projects in the period between now and when the County receives final property assessment information, and approval of a final budget in April.


Administration has found efficiencies in order to support Council’s direction not to increase taxes while maintaining service levels.


For more information on the Interim Budget, please contact Interim Chief Administrative Officer Shawn McKerry at 780-542-7777 or