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It’s Your Business – 2018 Budget
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 2018-2022 Financial Plan provides funding requirements for 2018 and projections for 2019-2022 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.
Once again, a “Citizen’s Survey” will be available on our website in early summer 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 email email@example.com with your questions.
A more formal opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the 2018 budget will be at the Community Budget Consultation meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017 starting at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers. Stay tuned as additional information will be posted.
Over the summer, Departments are reviewing and updating their 2018 budget numbers prior to the budget discussion meetings with Council. New spending initiatives will also be brought forward for Council’s consideration.
Meeting Schedule & Agendas
Below is a listing and a link to the agendas of the upcoming Freestanding Committee of the Whole (Corporate Admin & Finance – Budget) meetings where 2018 budget discussions will take place. All budget meetings are webcast for everyone’s convenience.
|May 17, 2017 – Initial Budget Meeting||Agenda|
|Sept 13, 2017 – Capital Budget||Agenda|
|Sept 20, 2017 – Operating Budget||Agenda|
|Oct 23, 2017 – Utilities Budget||Agenda|
|Nov 1, 2017 – Operating Budget||Agenda|
|Nov 20, 2017 – Budget Consultation||Agenda|
|Nov 29, 2017 – Final Budget Discussions||Agenda|
Year-Round Budget Feedback
Council appreciates hearing from and/or receiving your input throughout the budget process and all year-round.
For any financial questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
If you have a comment or a suggestion, we’d love to hear from you. Simply fill out the comment box below.
For additional information check out:
- Historical Budget Information – previous years’ budget highlights documents
- Finance Matters a series of articles addressing key topics to help you understand the District’s finances and terminology
- Historical Rate Changes – Includes Council approved budget increases, municipal utility rate increases, and CPI changes