2023 Budget

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.

Operating Budget

The operating budget funds the day-to-day operations that keeps the city running, from recreation and parks to family and community support services. Highlights of the 2023 operating budget include:

  • A health care needs assessment that will quantify the service gaps in Beaumont in order to develop a strategy and press the City’s case to the Alberta government to improve health care services.
  • Requesting two additional RCMP officers to enhance policing. (The expense is not included in the 2023 budget, but will be recorded appropriately once the officers are assigned to Beaumont.)
  • Technology investments to support new financial and IT systems that reduce manual work and support efficiencies and innovation in service delivery.
  • Enhancing front-line and online customer services, including a new website.
  • Resources to address wait times for building and development applications.
  • Increased grant funding to support the activities of community organizations.

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.

View the full budget (pdf) and the complete list of approved capital projects.

Homeowner Impact

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):

20222023Annual ChangeMonthly Impact
Municipal Property Tax$3,113.29$3,267.09$153.80$12.82
Total Municipal Services
(Property Tax + Utilities