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Balancing the 2019 Budget

The Township is starting its 2019 Budget Review Process. Provincial law requires that the Township establish balanced operating and capital budgets to govern our annual operations. In this way, Council ensures that the amount of money that the Township intends to spend balances with the money the Township collects. To do this, Council must:

  • Review and prioritize the projects, programs and service levels that the Township provides;
  • Manage expenses by adapting or reducing the cost of programs and services;
  • Find new sources of revenue or increase existing revenues (for example: through property taxes, user fees/charges or private/public partnerships).

What is an Operating Budget?

  • Money is spent on day-to-day expenses for programs and services including the maintenance of our roads, parks, trails and facilities.
  • Money is raised through property taxes and user fees. We also seek alternative revenue sources whenever possible (such as opportunities for grants or partnerships).

What is a Capital Budget?

  • Money is spent on projects to create, enhance or restore our assets including infrastructure (roads, bridges, buildings, etc.), land, equipment and vehicles.
  • Money is raised through a combination of property taxes, development charges, debt (borrowing), reserves (money that the Township raised in previous years and has saved in anticipation of a project) and grants.

We want to hear from you!


Wainfleet Community Meeting

Join Mayor Kevin Gibson and Council for an important community meeting to discuss your ideas for the the 2019 budget and for the future of our Township.

Monday March 25, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


53007 Perry Road

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