2023 Budget Highlights
The City of Beaumont's budget for 2023 is focused on:
- Maintaining public services and infrastructure as Beaumont’s population continues to grow rapidly and inflation drives up costs.
- Enhancements that improve customer services and keep the community healthy and secure.
- Supporting transformation of the way our people work so they can deliver services more effectively and efficiently.
Capital Budget Highlights
The capital budget funds the city's infrastructure, such as roads, buildings, equipment, and facilities. Capital investments in 2023 are targeted to replacement and renewal of city infrastructure, responding to growth, and enhancing the community.
Protect and Maintain our Existing Services and Infrastructure
- Renewal of sidewalks, curbs, streets, and wastewater system infrastructure in the St. Vital neighbourhood.
- Renewal of the Juneau Park playground.
- Renewal of Four Seasons spray park features.
- Replacement of fleet vehicles at the end of their use.
- Replacement of aging equipment for Fire Services and Infrastructure.
- Mill and overlay for RR241 between TWP 510 and 50 Avenue.
Respond to the Community’s Growth
- Begin preparing a site for a joint high school.
- Add signalized crosswalks on arterial roads with locations based on a needs analysis.
- Renewal of the Centre-ville park space at the corner of 50 Street and 52 Avenue.
- Develop a dog park and community garden in Centre-ville.
- Complete renewal work and upgrades to the outdoor rink at Bellevue School, including a heated skate shack.
- Continue work on a land strategy for municipal facilities.
Enhance the Community
- Construct heated skate shacks for the Montalet outdoor rink and the Beaumont Amateur Hockey Association outdoor rink at the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre.
- Install bleachers at selected outdoor recreation facilities.
- Begin site selection and design work for an eco-station and RV sanitation dump.
The 2023 operating budget includes a municipal tax levy increase of 4.9 per cent. Utilities will increase about $9.36 per month for the typical homeowner, reflecting the cost of maintaining services and growth pressures. There are no changes to franchise fee rates for electricity or natural gas.Annual impact on a typical homeowner ($450,000 assessed value):
|2022||2023||Annual Change||Monthly Impact|
|Municipal Property Tax||$3,113.29||$3,267.09||$153.80||$12.82|
|Total Municipal Services|
(Property Tax + Utilities