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Mayor’s Breakfast Speech Outlines Plans for 2020

At the end of November, the Chestermere Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Mayor’s breakfast. At the event, Mayor Marshall Chalmers covered the highlights of 2019, including:
  • Dissolving CUI
  • Cutting utility rates by 8%
  • Bringing in black carts for garbage pickup
  • Initiating the lake safety pilot program
  • Upgrading infrastructure like Township Road 240 and the off-leash area
  • Cutting taxes by 2%
  • Pursuing innovative solutions for projects
To read more about these highlights, and plans on the horizon for 2020 visit

The full speech is available on the City’s Facebook page.

Another Tax Cut! Draft budget proposes 2% reduction

A draft 2020 operating and capital budget has been presented to Council that proposes a 2% cut to property taxes.

“Our Administration understands that our residents are facing challenging economic circumstances and they have drafted a budget that reflects that reality,” says Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers.

“While we still need to dig through every detail of the proposed budget, we are eager to find savings and efficiencies for our community. Last year, we were the only municipality we know of to pursue a tax cut and we have every intention of cutting taxes again this year.”

In order to achieve successive years of tax decreases, Administration consolidated and reviewed many types of expenditures, found more efficiencies and updated the budget process to use actual historical spending trends.

The final budget is expected to be approved in December.

Learn more

Chestermere Profile: Lesley Mitchell with Sylvan Learning

Lesley Mitchell began working for Sylvan Learning Centre in 2006 and knew very quickly that it was a great fit due to the daily positive impact she was seeing for Sylvan students.
As Executive Director of Sylvan, Lesley was primarily serving the communities in SW, SE & NE Calgary but began seeking to expand the business to new locations.
“We knew that there was a demand for families looking for tutoring services due to the volume of calls we received at our learning centres,” says Lesley. “Back in 2015, we tested the viability of expanding services to Chestermere by doing a pop-up satellite learning centre at the Recreation Centre.”
Lesley adds that the reception from the Chestermere community and our City’s zero per cent business tax were an incentive for her to look for a permanent space here.
The Sylvan Learning Centre of Chestermere opened its doors on Chestermere Station Way in 2016. 

Sylvan is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year as a company and has serviced millions of families' educational needs.
In an effort to highlight our local businesses we will be profiling small business owners here in the coming months. Contact us if you’re interested in being profiled or if there is a small business you want to see highlighted. 
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Holiday Fun Day is Dec. 14

This year, the City of Chestermere and the Chestermere Regional Community Association (CRCA) are collaborating to offer the community a full day of holiday fun at the Recreation Centre on Saturday, December 14.
The day includes:

  • The 1st Annual 5k Santa Fun Run Fundraiser from 8 - 10 a.m. at Anniversary Park. Click here to Register or Volunteer 
  • The CRCA Christmas Party will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Main Hall at the Recreation Centre. There will be music, treats, hay rides and a visit from Santa!
  • The Annual Kids’ Holiday Store will also take place from 1 - 4 p.m. in the MPP Room at the Recreation Centre. To register, donate or volunteer visit
Proceeds from the Fun Run and the Holiday Store will go toward the Gifts of Kindness Campaign


City Hall closed Dec. 24-27

City Hall will be closed for the Holidays from December 24 - December 27.

Phone numbers to be contacted in case of emergency:
• Public Works Emergencies: (403) 207-7050
• Sewer/Water Emergencies: Call EPCOR 1-888-775-6677
• Bylaw Enforcement Issues: (403) 207-7058
• RCMP & Firefighters: Call 911

If you need to make a payment, there is a 24 hour envelope drop box located at the south entrance of City Hall. Please do not deposit cash.

Wondering what to do with your real Christmas tree after the holidays? A Christmas tree disposal bin will be available at John Peake Park from Dec. 20 until January 31.

For information about changes to your curbside collection over the holidays, check out the below schedule or click here

Have a safe and happy holiday season,
From all of us at the City Chestermere!

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