A public meeting was held Tuesday, January 31. (watch the video)
View the public feedback received to date.
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.
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
General Fund Service Level Changes - revisit
General Fund Capital Projects - Revisit
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 - Operating
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:
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