Town to begin 2020 budget public consultations

Put your two cents in

Those wishing to give their input on the Town of Ponoka’s 2020 budget will have multiple opportunities in the coming weeks.

The town is hosting a number of mobile budget consultation sessions as part of its annual public consultation and planning process.

The first session will be held on Aug. 28 at the curling rink at the Ponoka Arena Complex from 5 to 8 p.m. during the community activity and sports registration night.

The second session will be at the curling rink from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Ponoka Farmers Market on Sept. 11.

The third mobile consultation will be at the old library building from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 during the Ponoka Community Market.

The final public consultation session will be held during Coffee with Council on Oct. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m in the Ponoka Civic Building lobby.

The sessions will include information displays and will give citizens the opportunity to ask questions of the town council members and town administrative staff that are present. There will also be a feedback form that citizens can fill out.

A citizen satisfaction survey is also planned for September. Topics will include quality of life in the community, satisfaction levels with municipal services and the priorities citizens would like council to consider in the 2020 budget.

Citizens who can’t attend any of the budget consultation sessions will be able to view the information displays and fill out a feedback form on the town’s website at from Sept. 3 to Oct. 10.

Council’s budget deliberations will start in November.

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