Leduc Budget 2021 - Highlights

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

This evening was the last of four public budget meetings for 2021. Leduc City Council, along with administration, covered the following:

CAPITAL OVERVIEW $20 million (excluding offsite levies), $15.8 million approved in the 2020 budget, a difference of $4.3 million

  • Infrastructure - $9.19 million:

-    $3.6 million Corinthia Park roadway construction
-    $2.4 million roadway maintenance for arterials and collectors
-    $750,000 back lane capital program
-    $726,000 65th Avenue Interchange capital program
-    $400,000 block wall repair at the Operations Building
-    $350,000 downtown storm main access upgrade
-    $200,000 Leduc Skate Park
-    $100,000 Caledonia Park Multiway Trail
-    $100,000 civic centre concrete replacement

  • Computer services program - $233,793
  • eGovernment strategies - $3.18 million
  • Environmental services – $122,000
  • Equipment services – $2.3 million
  • Facility services - $1.08 million

For a detailed list, see Pages 11 to 20 for the Nov. 16, 2020 Leduc City Council agenda package.

BUSINESS CASE: Heritage Coordinator, permanent position - approved

FEES AND CHARGES OVERVIEW
At present, the proposed fees and charges changes include:

For detailed information on the proposed changes to this bylaw, see Page 35 for the Nov. 16, 2020 Leduc City Council agenda package.

FLAGGED ITEMS

  • Employee Engagement Survey - $25,000 one-time funding – defeated
  • Community reporting tool - $100,000 budgeted in 2022, request was to move it forward to 2021 – following discussion more information was requested by council to administration. Funds to be put into 2021 as a placeholder until council receives further details
  • Smart Traffic Pilot - $60,000 in one-time funding, $3,000 in the base – approved
  • Skating path at Telford - $48,000 one-time funding – defeated
  • Unified Community Resource Collaboration - $75,000 (over two years), following discussion Leduc City Council directed administration to get more information. This amount will be in the budget with the option to amend following their discussion on Nov. 30.
  • School Resource Officer – the City of Leduc was approached by Black Gold Regional Schools to budget for an additional SRO where they would contribute $25,000. Following much discussion and reviewing the four options administration had put forward for their review, this item was defeated
  • Extending operating hours at the Alexandra Outdoor Pool - defeated

ADDITIONAL ITEMS
The following list includes the approved items identified in this budget process:

  • Boulevard fencing for the Grant MacEwan road project
  • Reduction in environmental initiatives
  • Canadian Energy Museum funding request
  • Leduc Female Hockey Association funding request
  • Leduc Seniors Centre one-time funding request
  • Leduc and District Emergency Shelter Association (HUB) additional funding request
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108 one-time funding request
  • Homelessness initiative one-time funding request
  • Doris Smith Park – changes to basketball court, additional enforcement
  • Reduction in project scope for the Deer Valley Community Garden
  • Business case – Heritage Coordinator position

To access the full budget document, visit: https://www.leduc.ca/finance/budget

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The proposed finalized budget will go before Leduc City Council, Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.