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Council passes interim 2022 budget

Before the holidays, City of Chestermere Council approved an interim Operating Budget for the first quarter of 2022, using last year’s first-quarter budget numbers. The interim budget was passed to give Council and Administration time to gather additional information to build a budget based on Council’s new strategic vision for the year ahead. The strategic vision is expected to be released in early 2022.  

“We are taking a moment to pause and make sure the proposed budget aligns with Council’s prudent fiscal vision,” says Mayor Jeff Colvin. “Additionally, with a $5 million budget surplus realized from 2021, we can potentially offset costs in the new year.” 

This forecasted budget surplus could mean the City of Chestermere may invest more funding in community and social programs, staff training, financing of retroactive cost increases to RCMP contracts (if required), and a possible property tax reduction for residents in the future.  

Council will reconvene in February once a comparison between 2021 actuals and the proposed 2022 Operating Plan is reviewed. 

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Council creates Boards and Committees to provide recommendations to Council, as well as to invite feedback and input from residents on various topics.

To apply, visit and view the detailed descriptions of the boards and committees currently accepting applicants:

  • Assessment Review Board
  • Audit Committee
  • Chestermere Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Chestermere Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Community Grant Funding Adjudication Committee
  • Human Services Advisory Board
  • Lake and Watershed Advisory Committee
  • Police Communications Committee
  • Streetscape Committee
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

Once you've chosen a board or committee to join, Fill out this online form - applications are open until January 31, 2022. Applicants will be notified after Council makes their decision.

Dog licenses and Business licenses are due on January 31

Business owners can renew their licenses for commercial premises, major and minor home businesses, and temporary, seasonal or other businesses online, or by Cheque, Visa or Debit by mail, drop box or in person at City Hall. To find the renewal forms, fees and more information visit

Chestermere residents can renew their dog licenses on the City website, by phone, drop box, or by visiting City Hall.

Fees for Dog Tags:
Dogs that have been spayed or neutered: $35
Dogs that have not been altered: $55

To find the renewal form, fees and more information visit

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