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2019 Budget


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.


Online Credit Card Payments For Property Tax & Water/Sewer Bills



Online Credit Card Payments For Property Tax & Water/Sewer Bills

The Township of Wainfleet is pleased to add an additional payment option for customers interested in using their credit card to pay their bill. Customers have the opportunity to make property tax payments by using their Visa or MasterCard. The Township of Wainfleet has partnered with Paymentus Corporation to bring you the convenience of paying by credit card. Paymentus Corporation is a third party automated payment service that accepts Visa or MasterCard.

  • available 24/7 from the convenience of your own home
  • Paymentus will charge a convenience fee for each transaction 

How do I access this Service?

Customers should be ready with:

  • The account number of your bill (taxes – 19 digit roll number)
  • The amount you wish to pay on your bill, and
  • Your credit card

To access the service either:

  • Call toll free 1-855-288-0321 and you will be linked to a secure automated telephone payment system powered by our bill payment partner, Paymentus Corporation,


  • Click on the Paymentus logo at the top or click here and you will be transferred to a secure web page powered by our bill payment partner, Paymentus Corporation.
  • You will enter the payment information including the account number, credit card details and payment amount.
  • You will be asked to confirm to pay a convenience fee.
  • You will be provided with a confirmation number if the transaction is successful.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How will my payment be confirmed?

The Township will receive instant notification of your payment and it will be posted to your account the next business day. For each payment you will receive a confirmation number. Paymentus will also send you an email confirmation for your records.

Why is there a Convenience Fee?

Paymentus charges a fee to use their service. The fee covers payment handling and processing charges.

Is the Township of Wainfleet getting any part of the fee?

No. The Township of Wainfleet does not receive any part of the convenience fee. Paymentus is an independent company providing a service for the Township of Wainfleet.

How much will I be paying in convenience fees?

  • 1.75% of your property tax payment

How do I get more information on credit card payments?

If you have questions, please call the Property Tax Department at 905-899-3463 Ext 222.