Budget 2020

Each year the Town creates a budget (Five-Year Financial Plan) which lays out how the Town will allocate it's limited resources to achieve it's strategic goals in a fiscally responsible manner. The budget is reviewed and updated by staff and Council, and reviewed in an open public meeting on an annual basis.

To view past budgets click here.

December 19, 2019 - 2020 Draft Budget

2020 Draft Budget Booklet

December 3-4, 2019 - 2020 Budget Workshop

Dec 4 General Fund Overview Presentation

November 22, 2019 - 2020 Budget Workshop

Budget Workshop Overview Presentation

Citizen Budget Results Presentation 

Water Service Presentation

Sewer Service Presentation

Solid Waste Service Presentation

Public Works Presentation

General Government & Corporate Services Presentation

Community Services Presentation

Creston Fire & Rescue Presentation

RCMP Presentation

General Fund Overview Presentation

2020 Budget Schedule

View the 2020 Budget Schedule here. (subject to change)

Budget process

The budget process involves balancing what income the municipality will receive within the year with the planned expenditures and preparing detailed plans which reflect those forecasts. The budgeting process starts in the Fall of the previous year and must be adopted by Council no later than May 15th.

Most members of Council and the general public know what municipal services they would like to have in their area. Effective financial management can help municipalities to transform their local areas into a better place to live and work.

How to get involved

Attend any of the Committee of the Whole or Council meetings to keep informed of the decisions being made that affect the budgeting process.

Creston's 2020 Citizen Budget ran from October 16th, to November 17th, 2019. This tool allowed residents to use their own property assessment to see where their tax dollars are allocated, and to adjust the simulated budget based on their priorities. Results are used by Council to aid in decision making. Keep an eye out for similar consultations in future budget years.

View the results for the 2020 Citizen Budget consultation here.