2022 Budget

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2022 Proposed Capital and Operating Budget

The budget is the Township's plan for the coming period, expressed in dollars. The budget, prepared by staff is the culmination of ongoing engagement on public priorities throughout the year. It is prepared by taking into consideration both this community input and direction from Township Council.

The Township relies on property tax dollars to provide the services, facilities, programs and infrastructure that contribute to your quality of life.

The Capital and Operating Budget provides for the investments to be made in the community and is a reflection of Council’s strategic vision for the Township as outlined in the Focused Direction, Centre Wellington Council Strategic Plan 2019-2022.

On Monday, June 21, Council provided staff with direction on the preparation of the Draft 2022 Budget.

Council gave the following direction to staff:

  • Maintain a 2022 tax rate increase equal to or less than 2.4%
  • Assume 2022 assessment growth equal to 2.0%, to be used to fund budget increases considered to be growth in nature, with assessment growth figures to be updated in November, when received.
  • Increase fees and charges for 2022 by 2.4%, other than where pressure on rates indicates an alternate rate change
  • Include approximately $1,700,000 in growth related capital projects to be funded by development charges within each year of the Draft Ten Year Capital Forecast
  • Allocate the following funding to the Draft Capital Budget:
    • $4,547,988 in combined General Capital Reserve, Federal Gas Tax, and OLG Funds
    • An increase in funding of $79,000 to the tax supported Equipment and Vehicle Replacement Reserves
    • Allocations to the WSIB Reserve, Insurance Claims Reserve, Contingency Reserve, and Legal Matters Reserve as per the Township's funding targets in the Reserve Policy

2022 Budget Directions Report and presentation to council from Monday, June 21.

Council has approved the proposed 2022 Budget Schedule:

DateTimingDescription
June 21, 2021Committee of the WholeBudget Directions Report & Discussion
September 7, 2021Committee of the Whole, 1 p.m.2022 Preliminary Capital Budget Review
October 4, 2021Committee of the Whole, 1 p.m.Budget Impacts Report & Discussion (Budget Delegations following the meeting)
October 8, 2021
Public Input Information released to the public.
October 29, 2021
Public Input Information closes
November 22, 2021
Draft 2022 Budget Book Available
November 30 and December 2, 2021Committee of the Whole, 9 a.m.Budget Deliberations (Budget delegations after the Nov. 30 meeting)
December 7, 2021Committee of the Whole, 9 a.m.Budget Deliberations (extra day, if needed)
December 20, 2021Council, 1 p.m.Budget Approval


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Get involved

Members of the public are encouraged to get involved in the budget process by:

  • Sharing your input below using the ideas tool
  • Reviewing the 2022 budget when it is released on November 22, 2021
  • Watch our meetings live or following the meeting to catch up.
  • Register as a delegate for the November 30 meeting by emailing kokane@centrewellington.ca


2022 Proposed Capital and Operating Budget

The budget is the Township's plan for the coming period, expressed in dollars. The budget, prepared by staff is the culmination of ongoing engagement on public priorities throughout the year. It is prepared by taking into consideration both this community input and direction from Township Council.

The Township relies on property tax dollars to provide the services, facilities, programs and infrastructure that contribute to your quality of life.

The Capital and Operating Budget provides for the investments to be made in the community and is a reflection of Council’s strategic vision for the Township as outlined in the Focused Direction, Centre Wellington Council Strategic Plan 2019-2022.

On Monday, June 21, Council provided staff with direction on the preparation of the Draft 2022 Budget.

Council gave the following direction to staff:

  • Maintain a 2022 tax rate increase equal to or less than 2.4%
  • Assume 2022 assessment growth equal to 2.0%, to be used to fund budget increases considered to be growth in nature, with assessment growth figures to be updated in November, when received.
  • Increase fees and charges for 2022 by 2.4%, other than where pressure on rates indicates an alternate rate change
  • Include approximately $1,700,000 in growth related capital projects to be funded by development charges within each year of the Draft Ten Year Capital Forecast
  • Allocate the following funding to the Draft Capital Budget:
    • $4,547,988 in combined General Capital Reserve, Federal Gas Tax, and OLG Funds
    • An increase in funding of $79,000 to the tax supported Equipment and Vehicle Replacement Reserves
    • Allocations to the WSIB Reserve, Insurance Claims Reserve, Contingency Reserve, and Legal Matters Reserve as per the Township's funding targets in the Reserve Policy

2022 Budget Directions Report and presentation to council from Monday, June 21.

Council has approved the proposed 2022 Budget Schedule:

DateTimingDescription
June 21, 2021Committee of the WholeBudget Directions Report & Discussion
September 7, 2021Committee of the Whole, 1 p.m.2022 Preliminary Capital Budget Review
October 4, 2021Committee of the Whole, 1 p.m.Budget Impacts Report & Discussion (Budget Delegations following the meeting)
October 8, 2021
Public Input Information released to the public.
October 29, 2021
Public Input Information closes
November 22, 2021
Draft 2022 Budget Book Available
November 30 and December 2, 2021Committee of the Whole, 9 a.m.Budget Deliberations (Budget delegations after the Nov. 30 meeting)
December 7, 2021Committee of the Whole, 9 a.m.Budget Deliberations (extra day, if needed)
December 20, 2021Council, 1 p.m.Budget Approval


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Get involved

Members of the public are encouraged to get involved in the budget process by:

  • Sharing your input below using the ideas tool
  • Reviewing the 2022 budget when it is released on November 22, 2021
  • Watch our meetings live or following the meeting to catch up.
  • Register as a delegate for the November 30 meeting by emailing kokane@centrewellington.ca


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    Over the coming weeks, the Township wants to hear from the community to start to shape the information we provide and how we engage on the budget. This will be followed by a survey that will seek more detailed input.

    The comments and ideas you submit will be considered by Council and staff in the budget process. All feedback received prior to September 25 will also be included in a Budget report to Council on October 4.  


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