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At their meeting on January 18, Chestermere City Council dropped utility rates for municipal water, wastewater, and curbside collection by 2%.
 

For residents, this means that the rates they pay will be the same as they were in 2020 and 2021. Although the past Council increased the rates by 2% in 2021, a grant covered the impact to residents.
 
The decision was made on January 18th, but the rate adjustment will be applied retroactively as of January 1st, 2022.
 
The need to increase the rates in 2021 arose from the impact of COVID-19 on utility revenue. However, residents were not impacted by this increase because these costs were offset by grant funding provided by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada to support municipalities. The grant was called the Municipal Operating Support Transfer (MOST) and was made available to municipalities to alleviate the financial impact as a result of the pandemic. The City contributed $260,000 in order to offset the 2% utility rate-increase, along with the grant funds provided in early 2021.
 
For more information on utility rates or to sign up for e-billing, visit www.chestermere.ca/utilities.
 
 

Three annual grant funding streams available to support and engage the community

The City offers grant opportunities throughout the year for social service agencies, community support organizations and local resident initiatives.

Each year the City of Chestermere offers grant opportunities through the Human Services Advisory Board, Chestermere Community Grants and Vitality Grants.

“These grants support community organizations, service agencies and residents so they can  develop social programs, facilitate local activities, enhance amenities, strengthen connections in neighbourhoods and promote the social well-being of the residents of Chestermere,” says Danielle Fermin, Manager, Community Support Services with the City.  

Funding applications for these three grant streams open at different times each year, and each grant stream serves a specific need within the community.

Read full article here

Learn more about:
Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) Grants
Chestermere Community Grant Funding Program
Vitality Grants

 

Chestermere’s City Council is considering adjusting the times when Public Hearings are held

Click this link to take the 3 minute survey and tell us what you think!  

Public Hearings are formal opportunities for City Council to hear from anyone who may be impacted by a proposed bylaw or resolution. They are typically held on Council meeting days (Tuesday). 

They are required to be held prior to major municipal changes (e.g. land use regulations, control of a corporation, sale of municipal reserve land, etc.) and are usually held after first reading of a bylaw has been passed.  

The survey will be open from January 20 – February 3. Following the survey, results will then be posted on the City’s engagement page at www.chestermere.ca/engage

 

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