The Operating Budget represents the day-to-day costs to operate the Town and provide programs and services. The Council uses the budget to set priorities in a given year by setting aside money for programs and services.
Council must adopt an Operating Budget for each calendar year. In the event that an operating budget is not adopted by December 31 of a given year, an interim Operating Budget may be adopted for part of a calendar year. Each year, a 3 year Multi-Year Operating Plan is reviewed and updated by Council.
The Capital Budget focuses on buying or building fixed assets, and includes the amounts to acquire, construct, remove or improve capital property, the anticipated sources and amounts of money related to the capital item and the amount to be transferred from the Operating Budget. Council must adopt a Capital Budget for each calendar year.
The Town of Didsbury also prepares a Multi-Year written Capital Plan, which reflects its anticipated capital property additions over time. The Multi-Year Plan is used in the annual capital budgeting process. However, it is not in itself a budget. Therefore, the Multi-Year Plan may differ from any given annual adopted Capital Budget.
The 2024 budget survey was released to the public at Showcase Didsbury on September 21, 2023 and it was closed on October 18, 2023. Thank you to those who participated in the survey. Public feedback during the budget process is a priority and survey responses will help inform Council to build the budget.
The initial Budget Presentation Meeting (where the first draft of the budget will be presented to Council) is scheduled for November 30, 2023 in Council Chambers at 1606 14 Street. Members are the public are encouraged to watch the presentation and listen to the discussions by attending in person or through the Town of Didsbury YouTube channel HERE.
*NEW! The 2024 Draft Budget Document is now available HERE
The 2023 Capital Budget was presented to Council on December 3, 2022, approved by Council on January 10, 2023, and most recently amended on January 9, 2024. It may be further amended by Council through resolution.
The 2023 Operating Budget was approved by Council at the March 28, 2023 Regular Council Meeting.
The 2022 Capital Budget was presented to Council on December 8, 2021 and approved by Council on January 11, 2022 and may be further amended by Council by resolution. The amended 2022 capital budget is available below as well as the original Capital Budget presentation.
The 2021 Capital Budget was approved by Council on January 26, 2021, and amended by Council on February 9, 2021. Council can amend, add or remove items from the budget by way of Council resolution. Further amendments are documented on the Capital Budget cover sheet.
The Multi-Year Capital Plan (MYCP) was accepted by Council at the June 22, 2021 Council Meeting. The current year of the MYCP is amended as projects are amended by Council.
2020 - 2026 Multi-Year Capital Plan
The 2021 Operating Budget Workshop took place with Council and the public on March 27, 2021.The 2021 Operating Budget was approved at the May 19, 2021, Council Meeting.
The Multi-Year Operating Plan was accepted as information at the May 19, 2021, Council Meeting.