Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Media Release: 2019 Budget Approved

Municipal Budget Reduces NRRM Tax Levy for the 5th Consecutive Year

Regional Council for the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality met on Saturday, March 30, 2019 for 2019 final budget deliberations. This budget was subject to a significant evaluation period - Council had had over a month to review the Preliminary Budget that was presented to the public at an Open House held on February 13.

 The budget was formulated to meet several council objectives:

  • Support existing levels of services
  • Reduce the tax levy
  • Maintain full provincial Infrastructure Development Contribution Agreement (IDCA) funding
  • Continue to focus on efficiencies

Since 2015, the annual property tax levy has been reduced from $24.4M to $20.2M, a total decrease of over 17% (or an average of 3% each year). Typically, costs to provide services increase over time, so Council and staff are particularly proud of the hard work that has gone into the preparation of the budget.

Mayor Gary Foster was very supportive of the budget process, saying “Council approved a budget that is the end result of many small economies. It may not be possible to continue to reduce the tax levy each year while maintaining service at existing levels, but I believe this budget illustrates that we are very aware of the need to achieve the best value-for-money in every single municipal function we undertake.” 

You can view the budget documents online at: https://nr.civicweb.net/document/148312?printPdf=true.

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