Your City, Your Dollar: 2020 Municipal Budget

Each year, the City of Lloydminster develops a budget that accounts for anticipated expenses and revenues and allocates funds to meet the needs of the municipality. Once approved by Lloydminster City Council, Administration uses the budget as a benchmark to control the fiscal operations of the municipality.

Last year's Your City, Your Dollar Budget Engagement Campaign allowed Council and Administration to better understand how you would allocated funds. This year's campaign will once again ask residents to provide feedback on their community priorities and desired service levels.

View the 2018 public engagement findings.

What role do my taxes play in the budget process?

Taxes are used as as a cost-recovery system. This meaning residents pay their annual taxes based on the assessed values of their homes and businesses to help off-set the cost of infrastructure such as sewer and water systems, recreation facilities as well as utilities and municipal programs. In 2019 your taxes were allocated as pictured in graphic.

With your contributions to the Your City, Your Dollar campaign, we can continue to allocate tax funds to your preferred service areas!

Sign up for the Community Engagement Newsletter where you can more about upcoming opportunities to share your voice on the municipal budget and other projects!

Each year, the City of Lloydminster develops a budget that accounts for anticipated expenses and revenues and allocates funds to meet the needs of the municipality. Once approved by Lloydminster City Council, Administration uses the budget as a benchmark to control the fiscal operations of the municipality.

Last year's Your City, Your Dollar Budget Engagement Campaign allowed Council and Administration to better understand how you would allocated funds. This year's campaign will once again ask residents to provide feedback on their community priorities and desired service levels.

View the 2018 public engagement findings.

What role do my taxes play in the budget process?

Taxes are used as as a cost-recovery system. This meaning residents pay their annual taxes based on the assessed values of their homes and businesses to help off-set the cost of infrastructure such as sewer and water systems, recreation facilities as well as utilities and municipal programs. In 2019 your taxes were allocated as pictured in graphic.

With your contributions to the Your City, Your Dollar campaign, we can continue to allocate tax funds to your preferred service areas!

Sign up for the Community Engagement Newsletter where you can more about upcoming opportunities to share your voice on the municipal budget and other projects!

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Our goal is to be transparent and accountable with all municipal decisions. In efforts to do this we would like to answer your municipal budget questions. 

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  • Why are we still paying for the Water Treatment Plant? As I recall we got fully funded for this and I am still having to pay every month.

    Cathy asked 3 months ago

    Hello, thank you for your question. The new Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant is estimated at costing $81.5 M. The City of Lloydminster has received funding from the federal government and both provincial governments. However, we are responsible for contributing $32.5 M to the total project.  You can view more information on the funding on the July 3, Council Highlights (www.lloydminster.ca/en/news/special-council-meeting-highlights-07-03-2019.aspx).

    The MTR charge on your utility bill is collected to help cover the cost of current and future infrastructure such as water and sewer line replacements and water/wastewater facility upgrades.

    You can view more information on how to read you utility bill here: www.lloydminster.ca/en/your-city-hall/billing-and-payments.aspx.


  • It would be very helpful to to have an idea where we are with respect to the current year budget. The survey does not have comparison or a year to date numbers.

    Doug Gilby asked 3 months ago

    Hi Doug,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    To ensure that the data is presented as a whole and not subjected to pending or uncompleted projects we have only included the 2019 budgeted figures within the campaign.


  • Is there a gym or fitness area, for city employees, at the new municipal offices over near fountain tire ?

    Wayne asked 2 months ago

    Hi Wayne,

    Thank you for your question.

    The City of Lloydminster is committed to the health and safety of its employees. In efforts to achieve this there is a wellness room for City employees within the Operations Centre.

    The City of Lloydminster also provides cost-effective exercise options for lower-income families through the Recreation Access Program, access to the Agland Walking Track for senior citizens and discount rates for students and children. We also support families through the Servus Family Free Skate program which allows free staking at specific locations.


  • Why does the city of Lloydminster not have a transit system service not everyone can afford a cab this service is very much needed in lloydminster thank you

    ironmanbullis asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Currently, the City of Lloydminster financially supports the Senior Taxi Program and the Border City Connects shuttle service, which support quality of life for those with limited mobility or access to personal transportation.

    While we acknowledge there are people in our community who would benefit from enhanced public transit, more research is needed to determine how we might develop a cost-effective transit model that would be well utilized, without being cost prohibitive.

    Public transit continues to be a discussion point for our City Council and Administration and we would appreciate you allowing us to keep your contact information for future community-engagement on this important issue.

  • So we were approved for full funding of the water treatment plant, why are we still getting this money added onto our water bill?

    Ca asked 2 months ago
    Hello, thank you for your question. The new Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant is estimated at costing $81.5 M. The City of Lloydminster has received funding from the federal government and both provincial governments. However, we are responsible for contributing $32.5 M to the total project.  You can view more information on the funding on the July 3, Council Highlights (www.lloydminster.ca/en/news/special-council-meeting-highlights-07-03-2019.aspx).

    The MTR charge on your utility bill is collected to help cover the cost of current and future infrastructure such as water and sewer line replacements and water/wastewater facility upgrades.

    You can view more information on how to read you utility bill here: www.lloydminster.ca/en/your-city-hall/billing-and-payments.aspx.