Town council approves final 2023 town budget

By Rob VogtAfter some adjustments, Claresholm town council has approved the 2023 town budget.Blair Bullock, the town’s director of corporate services, presented the budget at the April 24 council meeting.He noted there have been some changes since council approved the interim budget.Changes to the operating budget were:• An increase in revenue for municipal purposes, including provincial policing costs, of $30,000. … Read more

M.D. of Willow Creek to support Nanton Junior Rodeo

By Rob VogtThe Municipal District of Willow Creek will provide $1,700 for the Nanton Junior Rodeo.At its April 26 meeting, the M.D. council agreed to provide the financial support to come from the discretionary funds of councillors, with Coun. Evan Berger contributing $400; Coun. Brian Nelson contributing $300; and Reeve Maryanne Sandberg and Couns. Glen Alm, Earl Hemmaway, John Kroetsch, … Read more

M.D. adopts 2023 operating and capital budgets

By Rob VogtThe council of the Municipal District of Willow Creek has adopted its 2022 operating budget of $17.2 million.The decision came at council’s April 12 meeting after a presentation by administration.It stated the total operating budget revenue is $17,202,235 with total operating budget expenditures of $17,156,645, generating a surplus of $45,590.Council previously approved an interim budget, and there have … Read more

Council learns more about new funding formula

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe provincial government is changing the way it funds municipalities, and Claresholm town council had their first real look at what the new formula may look like.At its Dec. 12 meeting, council reviewed a report from administration explaining the Municipal Sustainability Initiative, or MSI, was launched in 2007 to provide both operational and capital … Read more

Council approves 2023 interim operating budget

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterClaresholm town council has approved the Town of Claresholm’s 2023 interim operating budget with no increase in property taxes for municipal purposes and a 1.5 percent increase for increased police funding required by the provincial government.At its Nov. 28 meeting, council reviewed the interim budget after a report from administration.Abe Tinney, the town’s chief … Read more