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#SquamishBudget

2017 Budget workshop are coming to a close. Submit your budget input by February 21!. Workshop materials provided to Council and link to agendas are available below.  Videos from each meeting are available to view online here.


 

A public meeting was held Tuesday, January 31. (watch the video)

View the public feedback received to date.

We want to hear from you! Please send us your comments to budgetfeedback@squamish.ca.

Proposed Budget Materials - February 14, 2017

VIDEO: Mayor Patricia Heintzman talks 2017 budget on the road:


 

Proposed Budget Materials - January 31, 2017

The Proposed 2017 Budget is also on display at Brennan Park Recreation Centre, the Squamish Seniors Centre, Municipal Hall and Squamish Public Library (budget binder and comment cards only). Stop by and check out some of the budget highlights and share your questions and feedback in the comment cards and writing space provided. Please submit your feedback on or before Wednesday, February 8.

dos budget circles

What is the budget comprised of?

  • The General Operating Fund is funded by taxation, and covers the operational expenses of the District.

  • The Capital Plan defines where the District will invest for the long term on infrastructure, equipment and facilities.

  • The portion of the budget that is funded by property taxes is proposed to increase by roughly 5% after non-market growth is factored in. (Non-market growth is the increase in the tax base due, in part, to new construction within the community).

  • The three Utilities (water, sewer and solid waste) are funded in part by utility fees (separate from property taxes), and address operational and capital expenses for each area.

 


 

Budget Workshop materials - January 23, 2017

View the agenda.
Budget Workshop materials - January 10, 2017
View the agenda.
General Fund Operating Special Projects - Complete

General Fund Service Level Changes - revisit

General Fund Capital Projects - Revisit

Supporting information

Additional information


 

Budget Workshop Materials - December 12 and 13, 2016
Council and Staff began work on the 2017 Capital Budget in December 2016. Here are the materials provided to Council at the meetings:

General Fund - Capital Plan

General Fund - Operating


Weigh in on your terms

The community is invited to weigh in on Council's decisions to fund service level changes and special projects. Budget comments are invited year-round and will help provide input into the ongoing budgeting process.

There are numerous ways to engage with us:

To submit comments on this page, please use the form at the bottom of this page.  Note, the 'public comment' function of our website requires you to enter your email address in case we need to respond to you by email. Your email address will not be displayed publicly on this page, and the District of Squamish does not share your email address or use it for anything other than responding to your specific comment or question, if required.

Please keep comments constructive and respectful. Comments which include profanity, slander or name calling will be removed. Thank you!

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Comments

  • bill mcenery Jan 28, 2017

    I have lived on ayr drive for near 50 years and road surface is in need of repair between the b oulevard & friedel crescent .

    • DOS Communications Feb 06, 2017

      Hello Mr. Mcenery, thank you for your comment. It was shared with Council during a recent budget workshop, and Council referred it to the Engineering Department for consideration during the prioritization of the 2017 road re-paving budget.

  • james Gracie Dec 24, 2016

    #59- new park in dentville must be linked to trail network.. #62 - info kiosk and more parking at main trailheads.. # 64- the looped road should not impact popular trails .. # 5 - webcams should show the more popular parking lots .. # 19 - SROW and public access to all municipal dikes especially trail 618 squamish river dike .. #27 more safety for bike routes in downtown and along government road... #28 - provide safe bicycle storage at bus shelters .. #29 - extension of corridor trail bike path should link to depot road.. #44 - trailhead kiosks should be at chief parking , crumpit mtn parking , highlands at end perth , alice lake entrance , brackendale near don ross and estuary at end vancouver and pemberton streets.. SEMC squamish estuary management committee needs more authority and membership ... SHA include all MOE and DFO areas in the sensitive habitat list .. Further trails should link britannia street to production way ,, access on lots 38002 and 39010 needed to link town dike trail 108

    • DOS Communications Feb 06, 2017

      Hello Mr. Gracie, thank you for your comments. They were shared with Council during a budget meeting in January, and Council asked that they be shared with the appropriate members of staff, which they were.

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