Devon's annual Operating Budget is an estimate of the revenues and expenditures required to fulfill the operational needs of the Town over the next year. Near the end of the year, Administration and Council work together through budget deliberations to chart out the budget for the next year and ensure service levels are maintained or adjusted as per Council's direction.
Final Operating Budgets are generally presented to Council at their December Regular Council Meeting to ensure the budget is ready to implemented on January 1 of the upcoming year.
Devon Council approved the 2021 Operating Budget at their December 14, 2020, Council Meeting with a 2.62 per cent municipal tax increase for 2021.
For a household with a median assessed value of $308,900, the estimated impact of a 2.62 per cent tax increase is about $48.37 per year or $4.03 per month. Property assessments are based off of the calculated value of a property as of July 1 of the previous year.
Cost-saving Measures for 2021
Maintaining the services that residents expect and enjoy, while reducing the potential tax increase was a top priority of the 2021 Operational Budget. To further reduce this impact, Council approved a number of cost-saving measures including a reduction in training and travel budgets for both Council and Town staff and various reductions in department budgets across the entire organization for 2021.
Devon Council approved the 2022 Operating Budget at their Dec. 13 Council Meeting with a 3.90 per cent municipal tax increase for 2022.
For a household with a median assessed value of $305,000, the estimated impact of a 3.90 per cent tax increase is about $71.97 per year or $6.00 per month. Property assessments are based on the market value of a property as of July 1 of the previous year.
Highlights in the 2022 Capital and Operating Budgets include:
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Devon, AB T9G 1A1
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