The Town of East Gwillimbury is proud to be a debt-free municipality. The annual Business Plan and Budget uses the Town’s Strategic Plan to identify key priorities and funding for municipal programs, services and infrastructure and establishes the tax levy required to meet those needs.

Help shape EG's 2023 Business Plan and Budget

We’re seeking feedback from residents and businesses to see how you’d like your tax dollars invested into Town programs and services. Please take a few moments to complete the below survey to help shape the 2023 Business Plan and Budget. 

2023 Business and Budget Survey 

2023 Business Plan and Budget Documents

The 2023 Business Plan and Budget contains four main components. Components 1 through 3 represent the budget to support Town operations. These budgets are for the recurring expenditures or revenues that the Town can anticipate each year. These include items such as salaries and benefits, materials and supplies, and fees and charges. Component 4 contains the budget details for the one-time or project specific expenditures.

Component 1 - Tax Supported Budget 

The Tax Supported budget represents the component of the Town operations that is primarily funded through property taxes. Although some of the services are offset by fees and charges, there is an element of taxation revenue required to support each of these departments.

Component 2 - Development and Fee Supported Budget 

The Development and Fee Supported budget represents the component of the Town Operations that is supported by fees for service (no tax support). There are five service areas that are included in this budget: Building, Planning, Development Engineering, Park Development, and Fill Operations. Each of these service areas has approved fees or charges that are intended to fully recover the cost of providing the service.

Component 3 - Water and Wastewater Budget 

The Water and Wastewater budget represents the component of the Town operations that are supported by fees for service (no tax support). The Town charges water and wastewater fees to property owners based on water used. The annual fees are intended to ensure that there is full cost recovery to the Town for providing safe drinking water and maintaining the water and sewer infrastructure.

Component 4 - Capital Program Budget 

The capital budget primarily represents projects or initiatives that are one-time or time specific in nature. The capital budget may include projects such as the construction of new sidewalks, facilities or sport courts. The capital budget also includes the Town's annual repair and replacement program for maintaining the Town's assets. Although the annual repair and replacement program is required each year, the individual projects and related amounts of funding will vary annually depending on the program requirements in that year. The annual repair and replacement program may include road resurfacing, sidewalk maintenance, or computer replacement.

Appendix 

Contains a glossary outlining operating expenditure and revenue categories used for budgeting purposes.

Supplemental Information

Additional information to support the budget including the status of open capital projects, draft ten year budget, proposed community initiatives budget, staffing changes, specific information on budget requests, budget survey responses, projected reserve balances, and a summary of modernization projects.

Budget Deliberations and Upcoming Meetings 

Members of the public are invited to attend budget deliberations and meetings in-person at Council Chambers or virtually via the Town's YouTube Channel. All members of the public are welcome to provide input at meetings.

Watch budget deliberations live

Meeting Schedule 
StatusMeeting Reports and Presentations 
Upcoming  December 6 
Preliminary overview of proposed
2023 Business Plan and Budget

 

Upcoming  January 16
2023 Business Plan and
Budget Deliberation 

 

Upcoming  January 18 
2023 Business Plan and
Budget Deliberation 

 

Upcoming  January 23 
2023 Business Plan and
Budget Deliberation
 
Upcoming  January 24 
Preliminary overview of proposed
2023 Water and Wastewater
 
Upcoming  February 7 
Budget approval 
 

Where does my tax dollar go? 

The below infographic shows the breakdown (by department) of where your tax dollar goes. To learn more about the function of each department, please visit the Town Administration page. 

Loonie property tax dollar breakdown diagram

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