News Flash

City of Chestermere News

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Chestermere Utilities Inc. is Finished

IMG_7867

Earlier today, Chestermere City Council officially closed the doors on Chestermere Utilities Incorporated (CUI).


“Today, we mark the end of CUI,” says Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers. “Our community asked us to find a better path forward for utility services in Chestermere. This marks the end of CUI’s existence as we know it and the beginning of the City of Chestermere managing utilities for our community.”


To mark the occasion, City Council met in front of the CUI building and ceremonially removed the now defunct company’s logo from the exterior.


“Since our decision in June to take back control of utilities, staff have been working hard to wind down CUI and transition services to the City of Chestermere. As of today, the municipality will now oversee utility services for Chestermere. This means that the people serving the residents will be accountable to the residents,” says Mayor Chalmers. 


Although it is a significant change in management, Chalmers says that residents should not experience any disruption in services. The only tangible changes to homeowners are that bills will now come from the City of Chestermere and utility inquiries will need to be made at City Hall, not the CUI building.


The process to make major changes to local utility services began from Council’s very first days in office in 2017. Following months of detailed work to explore the best path forward, Council decided that the municipality would take back control of all utility services. By doing so and retaining a shell/hybrid corporation to hold the debt CUI had incurred, City Council was able to approve an 8% drop in utility rates this past July.  


“This has been our priority from day one,” says Deputy Mayor Ritesh Narayan. “At every juncture, we wanted to keep pushing ahead to untangle the multitude of issues facing CUI. I am delighted to be here today to help celebrate the conclusion of this saga.”


Residents can find more information about changes at www.chestermere.ca/utilities, contact City Hall at 403-207-7070 or email utilities@chestermere.ca.

FAQs for Residents
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Chestermere News

Winter 2021 Comm Guide Post 1a

City Launches New Community Guide

Posted on: January 14, 2021
video cover

2020 Year In Review Video

Posted on: December 31, 2020
snowfall warning

Snow plowing continues in Chestermere

Posted on: December 22, 2020
Tax decrease 2021

1.1% Tax Cut for Chestermere in 2021

Posted on: December 2, 2020
lake management

Share your thoughts on new lake use rules

Posted on: November 20, 2020
mayors covid video updates

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chalmers

Posted on: November 12, 2020
mayors covid video updates

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chalmers

Posted on: November 6, 2020
Board_Committee

Board and Committee Vacancies

Posted on: November 2, 2020
Board_Committee

Board and Committee Vacancies

Posted on: November 2, 2020
Curb Stop Repairs Underway Oct 29-31

EPCOR curb stop repairs underway

Posted on: October 29, 2020
mayors covid video updates youtube cover

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chalmers

Posted on: October 27, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-52497

Posted on: October 19, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-52497

Posted on: October 19, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-7515

Posted on: October 19, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-7515

Posted on: October 19, 2020
Green Cart Audits

Green Cart Audit Coming

Posted on: October 16, 2020
c19update

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chalmers

Posted on: October 16, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-53528

Posted on: October 9, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-53528

Posted on: October 9, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-53529

Posted on: October 9, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-53529

Posted on: October 9, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-2898

Posted on: October 2, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-2898

Posted on: October 2, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-6968

Posted on: October 2, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-6968

Posted on: October 2, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-125

Posted on: September 25, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-125

Posted on: September 25, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-52115

Posted on: September 25, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-52115

Posted on: September 25, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-110

Posted on: September 18, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-110

Posted on: September 18, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-4358

Posted on: September 18, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-4358

Posted on: September 18, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-52850/2

Posted on: September 18, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-52850/2

Posted on: September 18, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-62

Posted on: September 18, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-62

Posted on: September 18, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-52919

Posted on: September 11, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-52919

Posted on: September 11, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-53074

Posted on: September 11, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-53074

Posted on: September 11, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-53408/2

Posted on: September 11, 2020
DP

Development Permit # 20-53408/2

Posted on: September 11, 2020
Copy of Tax Notice Info 2020

2020 Tax Deadline is September 1

Posted on: July 20, 2020
Beach Statement

Mayor's Statement on Beach Crowding

Posted on: July 16, 2020
PLC Event Square for website

Parent Link Centre Event - POSTPONED

Posted on: March 5, 2020
Tax Calculation Image

Notice: 2019 Tax Calculation Correction

Posted on: February 18, 2020
PLC generic

Parent Link Calendar - February 2020

Posted on: January 29, 2020
PLC generic

Parent Link Calendar - February 2020

Posted on: January 29, 2020
Kraft Hockeyville Rally

Let's Rally Chestermere!

Posted on: January 24, 2020
2019 Highlights Cover

City of Chestermere 2019 Highlights

Posted on: January 3, 2020
Chestermere RCMP incident Dec 21

UPDATED RCMP Incident in Progress

Posted on: December 21, 2019
Christmas Video Cover

Holiday Message from City Council

Posted on: December 20, 2019

Parent Link Winter 2020 Schedule

Posted on: December 20, 2019

Parent Link Winter 2020 Schedule

Posted on: December 20, 2019
IMG_0153

Updated bylaws in place for 2020

Posted on: December 18, 2019
Tax Cut Graphic

Another 2% Tax Cut for Chestermere

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Welcome to December!

December at Parent Link

Posted on: November 28, 2019
Welcome to December!

December at Parent Link

Posted on: November 28, 2019
Sept 25 CRCA_2

*Updated* Recreation Centre to remain open

Posted on: September 25, 2019
black bins coming soon

Black Carts Coming This Year

Posted on: August 27, 2019
Spring 2019 Newsletter3

May Mayor's Message

Posted on: May 6, 2019
storm update

Chestermere's Spring Storm Response

Posted on: April 28, 2019
240

Township Road 240 Update: April 2019

Posted on: April 4, 2019
CUI Update

Will CUI exist by the end of 2019?

Posted on: April 3, 2019
Pitch In Week

You’re Invited to Pitch-In!

Posted on: February 26, 2019
Arrive Alive Cover

Please don't drink and drive

Posted on: December 27, 2018
Holiday Cooking Safety

Preventing holiday cooking fires

Posted on: December 17, 2018
incident update

Incident in Chestermere Update

Posted on: November 26, 2018
Bernies First Day

August Mayor's Message

Posted on: August 2, 2018
july mayors message

July Mayor's Message

Posted on: July 12, 2018
Mayors Message Image

Thank you! (June Mayor's Message)

Posted on: June 5, 2018
speeding story web

No Need for Speed

Posted on: May 25, 2018
road work may 2018

Coming Soon to a Road Near You…

Posted on: May 22, 2018
Strat Plan Image

Council sets Strategic Plan for the City

Posted on: February 21, 2018