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Wainfleet Council Approves 2019 Budget

At its regular meeting held on April 9, 2019, Council for the Township of Wainfleet approved the 2019 Municipal Budget.

To read the related News Release, please click here.      To view the 2019 Municipal Budget, please click here.

Balancing the 2019 Budget

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.

Budget Resources

1.   Flyer distributed to all Wainfleet Residents
2.   Budget 101 - Municipal Finance Orientation Package
3.   Report ASR-025/2018 - Region of Niagara Tax Rate Breakdown
4.   Report PWSR-019/2015 - Municipal Buildings Condition Assessment
5.   Report PWSR-018/2017 - Roads Needs Study and Roadside Safety Study
6.   Report PWSR-014/2018 - 2018 Bridge Report
7.   Wainfleet funding of Niagara Region Water and Wastewater Services
8.   Video - How MPAC Assesses Property
9.   Video - How Your Property Tax is Calculated
10.  Video - What is Assessment Growth?
11.  Final Approved 2019 Municipal Budget (Operating and Capital)

Budget Meeting Schedule

Wainfleet Community Meeting, March 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Wainfleet BIC Church, 53008 Perry Road) - Presentation Materials

Special Council Meeting, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm – Review of Capital Budget and Presentation Materials

Special Council Meeting, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm – Review of Operating Budget and Presentation Materials

Special Council Meeting, April 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm – Budget Overview and Presentation Materials

Regular Council Meeting, April 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Adoption of 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets and Presentation Materials

*All meetings in the Township of Wainfleet Council Chambers, unless noted otherwise.