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.


Learn more about the 2022 Budget by watching Mayor Linton's interactive presentation here.


Pre Budget Direction and Reports

Preliminary Capital Budget Review, September 7, 2021
The following recommendations were made at the September 7 Committee of the Whole meeting:

1. Council directed staff to work with the County of Wellington on the feasibility of various traffic calming measures in the Township including community safety zones and photo radar.


2. Council directed staff to include the 2022 Preliminary Draft Capital Budget and the Preliminary Draft Bridge and Major Culverts 10 Year Plan, as outlined in the report.


3. Council adopted the Reserve and Reserve Fund Policy

Council authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign a by-law with respect to this Policy.

AND THAT the recommended transfers between reserves as at December 31,

2020, be approved and posted as of January 1, 2021. And that any transfers between reserves required as a result of 2021 transactions relating to the updated policy be made by staff.


4. Council directed staff to use the existing OLG Funding Allocation Policy for

Budget purposes, with the policy to be reviewed as part of the 2023 Budget

process. It was directed that staff also initiate a 2022 grant application process for the arts, culture & heritage portion of OLG proceeds, with applications received to be reviewed and allocated by Council subsequent to 2022 Budget approval. The OLG Allocation Policy can be reviewed here.


5. Council approved the hiring of a Manager of Purchasing & Risk.


Budget Directions Report & Discussion, Monday, June 21

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.


Learn more about the 2022 Budget by watching Mayor Linton's interactive presentation here.


Pre Budget Direction and Reports

Preliminary Capital Budget Review, September 7, 2021
The following recommendations were made at the September 7 Committee of the Whole meeting:

1. Council directed staff to work with the County of Wellington on the feasibility of various traffic calming measures in the Township including community safety zones and photo radar.


2. Council directed staff to include the 2022 Preliminary Draft Capital Budget and the Preliminary Draft Bridge and Major Culverts 10 Year Plan, as outlined in the report.


3. Council adopted the Reserve and Reserve Fund Policy

Council authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign a by-law with respect to this Policy.

AND THAT the recommended transfers between reserves as at December 31,

2020, be approved and posted as of January 1, 2021. And that any transfers between reserves required as a result of 2021 transactions relating to the updated policy be made by staff.


4. Council directed staff to use the existing OLG Funding Allocation Policy for

Budget purposes, with the policy to be reviewed as part of the 2023 Budget

process. It was directed that staff also initiate a 2022 grant application process for the arts, culture & heritage portion of OLG proceeds, with applications received to be reviewed and allocated by Council subsequent to 2022 Budget approval. The OLG Allocation Policy can be reviewed here.


5. Council approved the hiring of a Manager of Purchasing & Risk.


Budget Directions Report & Discussion, Monday, June 21

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


  • As a progressive municipality, we want to ensure that our priorities match the needs of our community.  Building a budget for Centre Wellington requires balancing affordability for taxpayers with the delivery of the services that you expect.   The Township must determine what matters most and make choices between what the community wants and needs with what we can afford.

    We are asking that you fill out our survey and choose whether you feel we should increase, decrease, or maintain a similar budget to 2022 based on what matters most to you as a taxpayer.

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