Each year the municipal budget is presented to, debated, and approved by Council. Each department presents their proposed capital budget to Council via Budget workshops.
We welcome public input on the municipal budget. When the annual Budget Survey becomes available, residents can share their opinions of budget priorities online, via email, via paper format (forms available for pickup at the County Office), or in person at our Budget Open House.
The municipal budget determines spending priorities and service delivery for residents.
The municipality operates on a 12-month fiscal cycle, from January 1st to December 31st. Under the Municipal Government Act (MGA), Council must adopt an operating and a capital budget each year:
The Operating Budget deals with the annual cost of delivering services, and includes wages, materials and supplies, office and work space costs, etc. The Operating Budget also includes amounts to be transferred each year to support capital budget investments. The municipality’s operating budget is fully balanced.
The Capital Budget deals with significant investments that have long term value to the municipality, including buildings, roads, bridges, recreation centres
and other infrastructure. The Capital Budget is financed through a mixture of debt, cost sharing, reserve withdrawals and transfers from the operating budget.
The Fire Chief, pursuant
to By-Law No. 8-2013, and pursuant to the Forest & Prairie Protection
Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta, HEREBY:
PROHIBITS all campfires
and other open fires or charcoal briquettes in the back country or random
camping areas; and
SUSPENDS all new fire
permits issued for large burning, brush piles and windrows.
campgrounds are closed; therefore, campfires are not permitted at these
No fire permits will be
issued for the duration of the Fire Restriction, as per the Forest &
Prairie Protection Act.
For greater certainty,
THIS ORDER does not apply to:
Safe fires which are contained in
cooking and heating appliances and which are fueled by fluids or gases;
Approved burn barrels / incinerators or
backyard and campground fire pits;
Residents are encouraged to postpone burning; however, if
they choose to burn in an approved burn barrel, backyard fire pit or
under an existing permit, extreme caution must be taken.
fire permits – may continue burning until the need for a full fire ban
Restriction will remain in effect until downgraded or lifted by the proper
authority of the County of Barrhead. Contact the Barrhead Regional Fire
Department at 780-674-2087, should you have any questions regarding the Fire