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2018 Business Plan and Budget

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Council approves 2018 Budget

At the November 21, 2017 meeting, Council approved the 2018 budget. This is the earliest budget to be passed in Town history and, through early adoption, the Town is poised to leverage advanced pricing for major projects and initiatives.

The budget provides for the construction of a new Operations Centre, which will be funded through development related charges. The Operations Centre will replace the current Works Yard, located behind the Sports Complex. The relocation of operations will result in approximately five acres of space available for community recreational purposes. With land secured in 2014, the Town is now ready to move ahead with tendering and construction in 2018.

The total tax levy increase is 2.25 per cent, which is equal to approximately $36 per year for the average home. The approved budget focuses on two main areas:

Community Safety

One per cent of the increase, or $16 per year, is dedicated to supporting Council’s multi-year focus on community safety. The budget will provide for a number of new initiatives including an additional full time firefighter, increased training, as well as increased community outreach and public education.

Programs and Services

1.25 per cent of the increase, or $20 per year, will allow the Town to continue the provision of the Town’s quality programs and services. It also includes funding for two new multi-year contractual agreements for waste collection and animal control. The new waste contract will begin January 1, 2018 and will provide enhanced Customer Service, with a new dedicated website and Customer Service phone number and accountability measures for the Town’s contractor to ensure effective and efficient services for residents. The budget also includes trail improvements, new parks and park replacements, as well as improved infrastructure in the Town such as road resurfacing projects. 

2018 Business Plan & Budget:

Budget Deliberations & Upcoming Meetings 

All budget deliberations and meetings occur in Council Chambers at the Civic Centre, located at 19000 Leslie St. All members of the public are welcome to attend and provide input at meetings.
Status  Meeting  Reports and Presentations 
Complete  March 7, 2017
2018 Business Plan and Budget Process Report (CWC)


October 17 at 7 p.m. 
Preliminary overview of proposed 2018 budget 
Complete  October 31 at 9 a.m. 
2018 Business Plan and Budget Deliberations 
Complete November 1 at 9 a.m. 
2018 Business Plan and Budget Deliberations
Complete  November 10 at 9 a.m. 
2018 Business Plan and Budget Deliberations 

November 21 at 7 p.m. 
Proposed adoption of the 2018 Business Plan and Budget

2018 Business Plan and Budget Binder 

Learn more about the 2018 Business Plan and Budget by viewing the binder! Click here view the 2018 Business Plan and Budget.

Budget Survey 

Share your feedback on how you would like your tax dollars invested into services and programs. Please take a few moments to complete the 2018 Business Plan and Budget survey.

Budget Breakdown