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It’s Your Business – 2017 Budget

The District’s 2017 budgeting process is now complete.  View a detailed listing of additions to the District’s budget and an explanation of how this budget affects the average assessed residential home. Information is here to explain how your property taxes will be affected by the 2017 assessment increases.

The District updates its five-year financial plan each year to ensure the District’s finances are managed responsibly and to reflect the priorities identified by Council and the community.  The 2017-2021 Financial Plan provides funding requirements for 2017 and projections for 2018-2021 that indicate future requirements for the Municipality at a summary level.

Each Council, at the beginning of their term, adopts a comprehensive strategic plan that outlines their goals and objectives for the next four years.  This strategic plan is used to focus limited resources, with the goal of linking work and new projects to Council’s goals and objectives.

Council approves the five-year financial plan each year. The financial plan or budget, details municipal spending which may increase of the previous year’s budget.  Budgets affect property taxes collected.  If the District’s overall budget increases, property taxes may increase.

Online budget consultation is now closed. You can still read the 2017 Budget Highlights document.

Click on the image to open the document.

Open and Transparent Budget

Over the summer, Departments are reviewing and updating their 2017 budget numbers prior to the budget discussion meetings with Council.  New spending initiatives will also be brought forward for Council’s consideration.

Once again, a “Citizen’s Survey” will be available on our website for two weeks in August, with the results being part of the budgeting discussions with Council.  Stay tuned for the unveiling of the Survey.

Council and staff welcome input on developing the budget and financial plan from all our stakeholders.  There are several opportunities for informal input including the Survey, and/or emailing with your comments or questions.

A more formal opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the 2017 budget will be at the upcoming scheduled Community Budget  Consultation meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016 starting at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers.  Stay tuned as additional information will be posted under the “Budget News” tab.

Meeting Schedule

Below is a listing of the upcoming Freestanding Committee of the Whole (Corporate Admin & Finance – Budget) meetings where 2017 budget discussions will take place.  All budget meetings are webcast for everyone’s convenience.

Sept 7, 2016 – Capital Budget Agenda
Sept 14, 2016 – Operating Budget Agenda
Oct 05, 2016 – Utilities Budget Agenda
Oct 20, 2016 – Operating Budget Agenda
Nov 07, 2016 – Budget Consultation Agenda
Nov 16, 2016 – Final Budget Discussions Agenda
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