The Town of Sylvan Lake has an ongoing survey on the Engage Sylvan Lake website asking residents for feedback on what they think is most important for the 2024 budget.
Changes will be made because of the survey, communications assistant Crystal Marini said.
“By completing the survey, residents get a chance to prioritize municipal services and amenities, tell us their preferred tax strategy, tell us what services they would increase or cut based, submit ideas for cost-free revenue generation and give general feedback.”
Participating in the survey is a way to have your voice heard before budget planning starts.
“Survey results give staff and council a clearer picture of what community members want in the 2024 budget.”
Having this input is important to council and the community.
“Just as the town is responsible for managing tax dollars carefully, residents are responsible for taking part in municipal processes. We create a healthier community when both sides participate,” Marini said.
However, in order to have viable results it is necessary to have many survey responses.
“For this process to work, we need as many residents as possible to submit their survey. The fewer people submit a survey, the harder it is for us to know if that’s what the majority of Lakers want.”
So far the survey has had 54 responses and will be available to fill in until June 30.