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It’s Your Business – 2019 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 2019-2023 Financial Plan provides funding requirements for 2019 and projections for 2020-2023 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 District’s five-year financial plan each year. The financial plan, or budget, details municipal spending which may increase the previous year’s budget. Budgets affect property taxes collected. If the District’s overall budget increases, property taxes may increase.
2019 Budget Community Consultation Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 6:00 pm Regular Council Meeting
Where: Council Chambers, Municipal Hall
This meeting is an opportunity for the public to provide input and feedback on the District’s proposed 2019 budget.
Council is considering a budget/tax increase of 4.62% for 2019. This proposal includes maintaining and enhancing services, and new initiatives.
The proposed budget also includes a 1% increase in municipal water utility user rates, a 5% increase in municipal sewer utility user rates, and 9.75% increase to the drainage levy to ensure that critical infrastructure can be built and or maintained without borrowing.
- Check-out detailed budget information
- Complete the short survey by February 20, 2019
- Email your comments to budget@mission
- Attend the budget consultation meeting on February 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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 2019 budget discussions will take place. All budget meetings are webcast for everyone’s convenience.
|Nov 20, 2018 – Capital Budget||Agenda|
|Nov 21, 2018 – Utilities Budget||Agenda|
|Nov 27, 2018 – Operating Budget||Agenda|
|Jan 22, 2019 – Budget Summary||Agenda|
|Feb 19, 2019 – Budget Consultation||Agenda|
|Mar 6, 2019 – 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 email@example.com 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