How will you slice the pie?

Chestermere City Council is starting to look at setting budgets for 2019-2022.

These budget decisions will impact your taxes – so we want your feedback!

You’re invited to pull up a seat to the table and let us know how you would divvy up the budget using our interactive budget simulator. It’s not pie in the sky - we will use all the feedback to help identify priorities for the next four years.

After the consultation period ends on September 17, results will be compiled and posted to the City’s website. They will also be provided to Council and Administration for review. To learn more and follow the budget process, visit www.chestermere.ca/budget.

We've included charts, links and background information to help you throughout the consultation. This survey will use an average property value of $500,000 but you can also enter your own property assessment value. Your property assessment value can be found on the Assessment Notice that was mailed to you or you can do a property search (which allows you to view basic assessment information relating to any residential property).

Please note that ranges below allow you to adjust existing budgets +/- 5%. This range allows the City to consider your priorities while maintaining legislated compliance, future planning, acceptable levels of service and City safety.

Use the interactive tool below to tell us how you would adjust the budget!


*Please note: This chart shows only funding from municipal property taxes. Departments may also receive revenue from other sources such as grants or fees. Rounding differences in the range of +/- $1 might be present in your consultation.

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City Hall Learn more

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The team at City Hall provides customer service when residents come in to City Hall, coordinates community festivals, works to increase Chestermere’s non-residential tax base and strengthen Chestermere’s business community.

This category also involves public engagement and communications, legislative advice and support to Council, and internal administrative functions (Finance, Safety, Human Resources and IT).

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Community Services Learn more

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Communities are often most connected through the things you don’t see - strong neighbourhood ties, people helping each other, parks and open spaces, and healthy families. Community Services supports these connections through early childhood development opportunities, vulnerable population support, and neighbourhood and connection programs.

Please note that the many Community Services programs are grant funded and are not included for consideration in how you would spend your tax dollars.

However, Community Services also provides funding to the Chestermere Public Library, the Marigold Library System and the Rocky View Handibus as well as many other community agencies through FCSS and the United Way Partnership. These programs are partially tax funded and are available for your input.

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Emergency Services Learn more

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When you need help, Chestermere Fire Services (CFS) is available to you 24 hours a day to assist with medical or fire emergencies. In addition to emergency response, they work hard to educate residents about the importance of fire prevention and preparedness. The City also looks after Emergency Management – planning, preparing and responding to local disasters.

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General Government Learn more

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This category acts like a ‘savings account’ and includes savings to put toward significant multi-year future projects (such as infrastructure and recreation), funds that are set aside to reduce major fluctuations in spending, fees for banking and investments, and ongoing fees from the 2009 Annexation.

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Parks & Recreation Learn more

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Whether you are taking a walk with your family on the City’s pathways, enjoying a day at the beach, or trying new jumps at the Bike Park, the Parks & Recreation team ensures that our community is a clean and vibrant place to live.

The Parks & Recreation team care for 70 parks and green spaces, look after maintaining Chestermere Lake and the Beach, and promote local recreation activities.

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If the City could build one new outdoor recreation amenity, what would you recommend?
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Planning & Development Services Learn more

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Strong communities don’t happen by chance; they are deliberately designed. The Planning & Development team carefully reviews all proposed developments and structures in our community from subdivisions right down to basement developments. By doing so, they ensure that buildings are safe and communities are thoughtfully designed to be livable and sustainable.

Planning & Development Services looks after long range planning, current development, safety codes regulations, and permitting.

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Policing & Enforcement Learn more

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Laws and regulations ensure that our community is a safe place where all residents can enjoy a high quality of life in peace. The RCMP and Community Peace Officers (CPO) provide education, support and emergency response services to enforce local, provincial and federal laws.

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Are you in favour of photo radar and red light cameras as a means to improving community safety and to help offset Policing and Enforcement costs?
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Roads & Infrastructure Learn more

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This team makes our roads drivable, clearing snow and sanding in the winter, sweeping the sand in the spring and repairing potholes. They also coordinate the completion of many major construction projects in the City including road upgrades, bridge maintenance, and parks upgrades.

Roads & Infrastructure includes road maintenance, engineering, GIS, and the Project Management Office.

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    If you are satisfied with your choices, click "Submit".