(Image: Town of Ponoka)

(Image: Town of Ponoka)

Ponoka residents can weigh in on budget priorities for 2022

Town of Ponoka is seeking citizens’ input on its 2022 budget.

Residents are invited to fill out a budget survey and attend coffee meetings with council, where citizens can ask questions and share ideas.

The meetings will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ponoka Farmers Market, and on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. as part of a grand opening celebration of the Old Hospital Rotary Park. (This event will include a free community barbecue. More details will be announced as the date approaches.)

The Town is encouraging citizens to fill out the Citizen Input Survey, which invites residents to share their thoughts on what contributes to their quality of life and the top three priorities they want considered for the upcoming budget.

The Citizen Input Survey is available online at www.ponoka.ca as part of a virtual Budget Open House being hosted by the Town. The online Open House will give residents the opportunity to learn more about the Budget planning process, how property taxes are determined and where funds are allocated.

Paper copies of the survey will be available at the two coffee meetings, or can be picked-up at the Town Office, the Ponoka Jubilee Library, and the Ponoka Aquaplex.

Completed surveys can be mailed to the Town of Ponoka: #200, 5604-50 St, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1G5.