Council approved the Operating and Capital Budget on November 4, 2019. The Operating Budget shows an increase of $138,652 which is 4.55% higher than the 2019 Budget.
This increase includes an additional $78,000 funding towards reserves, for future gas infrastructure, replacement fire trucks and expanding the walking trail network.
With the new Provincial Government came cuts in funding to the Town, with an adverse impact on the 2020 budget, resulting in the increase.
The changes in the Municipal Government Act meant that the Town was also required this year to prepare a 3 Year Operating Plan as well as a 5 Year Funded Capital Plan to support the 10 Year Capital Plan.
More detailed information on the budget is available at www.redwater.ca.
2020 Utility Rates
To ensure sustainability of the Town utility system the following rate changes will be effective January 1, 2020:
• Town Water Variable rate increase of $0.10 to $1.40 per cubic meter
• Town Water Fixed Service Charge (for Capital Infrastructure) increase of $1.00 to $15.00
• Town Gas Fixed Service Charge (for Capital Infrastructure) increase of $1.00 to $18.00
• New Town Storm Sewer Capital Investment Charge of $1.00
In consideration of the reduction in funding from the Province going forward for capital projects, these increases ensure that Town reserves remain sustainable to enable future capital utility projects.
Within the 2020 Budget the Utility Capital Investment transfer for future capital projects totals $99,360.
Kris Kringle & Festival of Trees 2019
Join us at Pembina Place on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 to kick off our Christmas Season! This free family event has been sponsored in part by NWR, Wolf Midstream, FCSS and the Town of Redwater. Activities include face painting, hot dogs and hot chocolate, cookie decorating, skating, hay rides and bonfire, a parent refresh station and children’s Christmas ornament making (put on by Redwater HYPE), flower pot ornament making (put on by the Redwater Art Society), the Festival of Trees and Silent Auction, and of course, visits with Santa! For more information, please click here.
Upcoming Programs & Activities!
Introduction to Board Governance – a workshop for non-profit and volunteer boards
On Saturday, January 25 we will be hosting an “Introduction to Board Governance” workshop at Pembina Place. This workshop will be facilitated by Alberta Culture and Tourism and will cover a variety of topics related to the responsibilities and requirements of a not-for-profit or volunteer board. The cost is only $15 to cover the lunch and snacks that will be included in this full day course. If you are interested, please register early as we need a minimum of 15 people and are limited to a maximum of 30. Please click here for more information.
All Levels Yoga
If you are looking for a more intense physical workout, then this is the yoga class for you! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced yoga practitioner, Tracy will respect your individual fitness level and you can work on building strength and flexibility. For more information, please click here.
2019 Fall Programs Flyer
Check out the fall programs and events offered by the Town of Redwater and various community groups. To view the current flyer, please click here.
Youth Action Club
The Redwater Library holds weekly meetings for the youth Action Club on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:30 pm for youth in grades 5-9. Pop in and join them for free, fun activities. For more information, please click here.
Community Connections - Gingerbread House
Bring the kids and enjoy connecting with others while you make your own festive Gingerbread House to put on display. $5 per house, all candies and supplies included. For more information, please click here.
Preschool Recreational Skating
This program focuses on helping children gain confidence moving on the ice and to learn basic skills. Classes begin September 30 at Pembina Place Arena. For more information, please click here.
School Aged Recreational Skating
This program focuses on helping children gain confidence moving on the ice and improving their basic skills. Classes begin September 30 at Pembina Place Arena. For more information, please click here.
Registration can be completed by:
1) Visiting the Town Office or Community Services Office
2) Downloading our registration form and returning it to the Town with payment
Note: If you wish to pay via credit card, please also fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form.