City services impact your life every day. Each time you visit a recreation centre, borrow a book from the library, have your garbage or recycling picked up, drink clean water from the tap – you are using a City of Weyburn service.
The budget is a financial plan that describes how much money the City will raise and spend. It determines the level of service provided to Weyburn residents and guides decisions on what City infrastructure will be built and repaired.
The 2021 budget provides a high level of service to the City of Weyburn rate payers and reduces the infrastructure gap through short and long-term goals. The City’s 2021 budget consists of an operating budget of $19 million, a capital budget of $12.3 million including general operations and utilities, and a $4.6 million utility and landfill budget. The 2021 budget also includes a reserve contribution of $0.9 million, as well as an additional $8.8 million paid out to reserves.
The operating budget covers day-to-day spending on services such as recreation programs, garbage collection, parks maintenance, snow removal and emergency services. The City’s operating budget is funded through grants and tax revenue.
The capital budget funds the City’s infrastructure that supports service delivery, paying for things like construction and repair of roads, public buildings such as libraries, recreation centres and the fire station, and parks. The City’s capital budget is funded by user fees such as utility billing and landfill fees, and capital grants.
- Continue to provide funding to Weyburn Humane Society for animal control and facility operations
- Purchase fleet vehicle
- Capital purchases budgeted such as extrication equipment and rope rescue equipment.
- Funding of $377,625 provided to SE Regional Library
- Provide funding to Weyburn Public Library for programming and facility operations
- Provide $75,000 in Sask Lottery funding to local organizations
- Completion of Credit Union Spark Centre
- Completion of Fleet Storage Facility
- Replace HVAC System at Leisure Centre (carried over from 2020)
- Replace Jubilee Park Dugouts
- Pathway paving on trails
- Implement annual tree pruning and inventory program
- Implementation of Asset Management program
- Complete study on drainage ditch at Railway Ave.
- Ebel Road road repairs
- Repair Spark Centre sidewalk
- Traffic Controller replacement at 2nd & Souris
- Highway 13 Bridge replacement
Utilities including Water Treatment Plant
- Watermain replacement on Allen Street
- Engineering design for replacement of Lift Station 3
- Lagoon Dredging
- Asbestos storage plan
Tax revenue is collected through the mill rates established on the property assessment and base tax. 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.