As you may be aware, the County of Stettler is currently in a fight for our future viability due to the Province’s current review of how oil and gas is assessed. We agree it is time for a review, but the future viability of rural municipalities was not considered in developing these proposals.
The Province’s four current proposals suggest our municipality can expect a $3-$4 million loss in annual revenue which is 30% of our annual operating budget of $9.8 million. Future projects and funding of current programs and services will all be impacted by the Alberta Government’s decision, and all decisions regarding funding may be put on hold until we ascertain our future viability as a municipality.
We need your help. #SaveRural #gobacktothedrawingboardPlease take a moment to read the links below and attached information, and if you feel so inclined, please take a moment to write our Premier, firstname.lastname@example.org or our new Minister of Municipal Affair, Tracy Allard, email@example.com.
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