Council increases budget for waste infrastructure

Canmore council has increased its budget for capital projects by $2.27 million, which will be funded from debt, to construct a regional waste transfer station and a municipal materials recycling facility at the Town’s wastewater treatment plant.

In addition to the extra funds for the two pieces of waste management infrastructure, the increased budget will also cover a new baler worth $70,000, for a total of $300,000 for recycling equipment.

Andreas Comeau, the Town’s manager of pubic works, made a presentation for council to approve the budget increase on Tuesday (April 24) at a special meeting that lasted over five hours due to a lengthy list of agenda items and discussion among councillors regarding the increase.

Read the full story at the Rocky Mountain Outlook.

Canmore approves 4.3 per cent tax increase

Canmore taxpayers will see a 4.3 per cent increase in municipal taxes next year after council unanimously passed its operating budget on Tuesday (Dec. 11).

The budget includes a 13 per cent increase for waste and recycling as well as a 12 per cent utility rate increase per year for the next three years, effective the first of January.

Totaling $39.3 million, next year’s budget includes funds for a full year of operations for projects such as Elevation Place, the Roam regional transit service between Banff and Canmore, the 20-year contract with the RCMP and a stand-alone fire rescue service. Read the full story at the Rocky Mountain Outlook.