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Make It 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.
2018 Budget is Now Complete
Council would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2018 budgeting process by responding to the Citizen Satisfaction Survey, the Budget Survey, or providing comments through the Budget Consultation process.
Council approved a budget/tax increase of 3.63% for 2018. In addition, utility increases of 1% ($4.92) water user rate, 4% ($15.84) sewer user rate, and 4.6% ($4.70) to the drainage levy were also approved. This equals an estimated $94.29 increase on the 2018 property tax notice for the average assessed residential home. Check out the Budget Highlights Document for additional information on the 2018 budget.
For details on the budgeting process, check out the meeting schedule and agenda section below, or view archived videos of the budget meetings.
Council and staff welcome feedback, comments, and/or questions on the District’s budget and/or services from all our stakeholders at any time. There are several opportunities for informal input such as emailing email@example.com with your questions/comments.
Work on the 2019 budget will be starting by the summer of 2018.
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 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