Annually, Town Council adopts a budget that guides capital and operating expenditures for the given year.
In preparation for Budget 2021 we are engaging with residents and business owners to obtain insight in identifying the priorities of the community. The inclusion of the 2021 Budget Survey this year will assist us in providing information which will be incorporated into the 2021 Budget Report to Council in October 2020.
2021 Budget Timelines
2021 Public Participation Plan
2021 Budget Survey - We want to hear from you! (Survey is now closed)
Help Council shape the next municipal budget by participating in the online Budget Survey. The survey will be live from July 17 to September 11, 2020 and take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
What is the reason for the survey?
Every year, Town of Lamont Administration prepares a draft budget to be presented to Council. We are asking for input from the public to help us guide this process, before beginning the next cycle of the budget process. Your survey responses will also help with our long-term planning.
Council and Administration want to understand what spending priorities are most important to you, and if we should increase, decrease, or maintain municipal service levels when developing the next budget.
Your anonymous responses will be kept strictly confidential and the results of the survey will not be used in any way that will allow anyone to identify you or your responses.
Your participation is voluntary, and you can discontinue your participation at any time.
2021 Budget Survey (Printable)
Results of the budget survey will be posted on our website, www.lamont.ca, in the fall.
Thank you for participating, your input will be instrumental in this process.
Should you have any questions, please call the Town Office at 780-895-2010.
2020 Budget Highlights
2020 Tax Infographic
2020 Budget Presentation
2020 Operating Budget Summary
2020 Fees and Charges Schedule - Effective January 1, 2020
3yr Operating and 5yr Capital Plan
2019 Financial Statement
2018 Financial Statement
The average municipal tax bill is comprised of three elements:
Municipal Property Tax
Municipal property tax rates are determined by the programs, services, and infrastructure needs of residents and businesses. Tax Rates are applied to the assessed value of properties within the municipalities.
Education Property Tax
Every year the province calculates, based on assessment value, the amount each municipality must contribute towards the public education system. Municipalities collect the education property tax from rate payers and then forward it to the province for a deposit into the Alberta School Foundation Fund.
Lamont County Seniors Foundation
the Town receives a requisition from the Lamont County Seniors Foundation which provides affordable seniors housing. Under the Alberta Housing Act, the Town is required to collect these funds from the municipality property owners, similar to the education requisition.