City Council Approves 2022 Budget with Key
Investments in Utility Infrastructure
Released January 10, 2022
WEYBURN – Weyburn City Council approved the 2022 operating and capital budget for the City
of Weyburn on Monday.
The approved budget maintains current levels of services and programming while ensuring
sustainability into the future, at an overall spending increase of $425,000 to address key
priorities. 2021 brought significant challenges, but City Council believes the 2022 budget presents
a balanced and responsible plan that focuses on important priorities for Weyburn residents and
Key priorities in the 2022 budget include investments in roads, pathway paving, fleet additions,
police equipment, fire protection, residential and commercial development and, utility projects.
The City’s 2022 plan keeps property taxes affordable while maintaining and investing in
infrastructure and services.
The City’s 2022 budget consists of an operating budget of $19.84 million, a capital budget of
$5.92 million including general operations and utilities, and a $4.73 million utility and landfill
budget. The 2022 budget also includes a reserve contribution of $1.02 million, as well as an
additional $7.04 million paid out to reserves, primarily to fund utility capital.
2022 will see the first full year of operation of the Credit Union Spark Centre. The infrastructure
revitalization program developed in 2021 will be implemented to upgrade surface infrastructure.
Major utility capital projects consist of a lift station rebuild, improvements to the water
treatment process and relocation of a powerline at the landfill. Throughout 2022, the City will
continue to provide funding to the Weyburn Humane Society, South East Regional and Weyburn
Public libraries, and Saskatchewan Lotteries funding to local organizations.
Overall, the City believes the increase in revenue for 2022 provides a balance between addressing
priorities, providing growth and continuing to keep Weyburn comparable and competitive with
other Saskatchewan cities. The City sets its mill rates in the spring of each year and property tax
notices are sent to rate payers with their calculated municipal tax contribution.
Weyburn is home to around 11,000 residents located in the heart of Southeast Saskatchewan,
and is a community steeped in culture and industry. The City provides a variety of sports, culture
and arts amenities, high level of services to its rate payers and economic opportunities for