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Deadline approaching for City Budget 2021 feedback

With just over two weeks left, the City of Lloydminster is reissuing a call for residents’ feedback as their administration plans out the next fiscal year.

The City is looking for the public to chat with them about several different priorities through a virtual engagement process before they actually begin drafting and developing the budget in November.

They want to know the public’s key needs and wants regarding government services, protective services, transportation services, social programs and services, recreation and cultural services, economic development, and environmental services.

The online, interactive survey takes the place of in-person meetings again this year, and the City says aside from just providing feedback, residential and business taxpayers can see, in real-time, how changes could impact services and the budget.

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The survey’s property assessment value calculator can show how increasing or decreasing service levels could affect a resident’s potential 2022 municipal taxation rates.

Residents can also draft a budget concept of their own, compare against anonymous submissions, and connect ideas with other citizens through the feedback left on responses. People can also discuss budget-related questions with City subject-matter-experts.

The city says the budget will directly impact recreation programs and facilities, park amenities, waste collection, snow ploughing and roadway or pathway maintenance.

It will also cover capital infrastructure and the initiatives outlined in Lloydminster’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.

The survey will be open until September 6th on the YourVoiceLloyd website, but if residents want a physical copy, they can call City Hall by calling 780-875-6184, Ext. 2710.

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