General Municipal Budget Overview
The Town of Leader operates with a municipal budget that is approved on an annual basis by Council. Planning of the budget is a significant process that involves both Town Administration and members of Council over a period of several months.
The Leader municipal budget is a projected financial operating plan that accounts for the revenue the Town expects to generate of the 12-month fiscal year and allocates that revenue to specific expenditures incurred through the operation of the municipality’s programs and services. The number of subcategories that make up the total revenues and expenditures varies according to the size of municipality, taxes and fees that re determined by Council, and the number of services provided to residents.
Revenue is derived from the following primary sources: taxation (including property tax and special levies), grants/donations, and user fees. Services such as water and utilities are maintained and self-sustaining through utility charges. Fees collected from business licenses, building permits, bylaw enforcement, and other services from part of the Town of Leader’s user fee revenue.
Expenditures listed in Leader’s municipal budget represent the anticipated expenses for services the local government provides. This includes salaries, wages and benefits for municipal employees, and expenses related to operating and maintaining Town facilities. The Town provides public safety services such as bylaw enforcement, fire protection and RCMP (at a shared per capita cost), as well as public parks and facilities, infrastructure repair and maintenance, and transportation services such as the Leader & District Municipal Airport.
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- 2023 Budget
- 2023 Financial Statement