“Engaging Cochrane residents during the budget process has always been very important to Council and Administration,” says Cochrane CAO Mike Derricott. “This year, we are looking for feedback on Town services: what is working for you, what isn’t, and how can we best serve the people of Cochrane — today and into the future.”
Town operations impact residents, businesses and other stakeholders every day — park and road maintenance, waste collection, water treatment, emergency services and more are all Town of Cochrane services.
The survey lists Town operational areas and asks if service levels should increase, decrease or stay the same.
The Town budget is developed over the summer by Administration and a draft is presented to Council every fall; the draft budget outlines collective goals for short- and long-term priorities that make Cochrane a desirable place to live. The budget is then debated and finalized by Council in December and guides service level decisions for the coming three years.
The survey is open now on LetsTalkCochrane.ca/Budget until May 14. The survey is also being published in the Cochrane Eagle April 22; paper copies are also available at Cochrane FCSS and the Cochrane Public Library.