Budget

The Budget Process

Developing a budget is a year-round process.  Administration prepares a budget to cover the next year’s anticipated operating and capital costs. This budget is then reviewed by Clearwater County Council during meetings that run over multiple days (Strategic Planning Council Committee of the Whole meetings - or budget deliberations).  

The Operations budget is prepared to a four-year outlook, but reviewed and approved yearly. 

Capital budgets are prepared for a ten-year outlook as per the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and submitted to the Provincial government when preparing grant applications for funding. 

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2023 Draft Budget

Clearwater County Council will hold budget deliberations on December 7-9, 2022 in preparation for adopting the 2023 budget on December 20, 2022. Visit the budget feedback page to view the summary document and to provide feedback.



2022 Approved Budget

Clearwater County Council held budget deliberations from December 15-17, 2021 in preparation for the consideration of the 2022 Budget. The opportunity to provide input on these draft operating and capital presentations during budget deliberations was collected December 15-21, 2021.  (This is the "Review" and "Adjust" stage as illustrated above)


Clearwater County Council approved the four-year financial and 10-year capital plans in a special meeting held December 21, 2021. These plans include operating and capital budgets for 2022. Click here to read the full news release in a new window.



2021 Approved Budget 

Clearwater County Council reviewed the budget during their recent Strategic Planning Council Committee Meeting on December December 16 & 17, 2020.

Council approved the 2021 operating and capital budgets in a Special Meeting held on December 21, 2020. Follow these links for the following agendas: December 16 (Operating Budget), December 17 (Capital Budget), December 21 (Special Council Meeting).


2020 Approved Budget

Clearwater County Council reviewed the budget during their recent Strategic Planning Council Committee Meeting on December 11-13, 2019.
 
Council approved the 2020 operating and capital budgets and the 2020-2023 operating and 2020-2029 capital plans in a Special Meeting held on December 17, 2019. Click here to see the 2020 budget news release.


2019 Approved Budget

Clearwater County Council reviewed the budget during their budget deliberations December 12-14, 2018. These meeting were open to the public, and feedback was received until December 14, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
 
Council approved the 2019-2021 Operating and 2019-2028 Capital Plans in a special meeting held December 17, 2018. These plans include approved operating and capital budgets for 2019. Click here to see the 2019 budget news release.
 

 2018 Approved Budget

Clearwater County Council completes an annual budget process in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Government Act.
The budget process includes tying the dollars spent to the strategic plans Council has in place for the vision of Clearwater County. Click here to see the 2018 budget news release. 
 
Other resources:
  • Click here to view a PDF of Clearwater County's Capital Three Year Budget.
  • Click here to view a PDF of Clearwater County's Operating Three Year Budget.
  • Click here to view a PDF of Clearwater County's Overall Budget Summary 2018 - 2020.