Whitecourt Town Council has approved the 2022 Budget. Valued at $49,358,166, the budget supports priorities identified by Council and its intention to sustain service levels while at the same time planning for the future.
A 2.40% tax rate increase is required to support the budget. This is a 0.21% decrease from what was proposed in the interim budget that was adopted in December 2021.
Whitecourt Town Council has taken a conservative approach in the development of the 2022 Budget in recognition of the economic challenges faced by local residents and businesses, including inflation. The 2022 budget maintains core services that residents and businesses expect, while at the same time making the right investments for the future to ensure the continued sustainability and prosperity of the community.
Based on the approved budget, Administration is preparing the Tax Rate Bylaw which will be presented to Council at the May 9, 2022 Regular Meeting. The 2022 Budget Report will subsequently be published in mid-May and will be posted online at www.whitecourt.ca and paper copies will be made available at the Town Office.
Whitecourt Town Council approved the 2021 Financial Statements for the year end of December 31, 2021. A presentation was made by the Town’s auditor, Curtis Friesen from Metrix Group, who reported that the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Town of Whitecourt as of the end of 2021.
Whitecourt Town Council has declared June 19, 2022 as the Longest Day of SMILES. The day raises awareness and funds to help those born with a cleft condition smile and change their life with free, safe, cleft surgery and care.