The budget is one of the most critical policy decisions Council makes each year. Careful budgeting and sound financial decisions mean better services for our communities and ensure taxpayers are getting the best value for the money they contribute.
Everything the County does has an associated cost. Whether it is a direct service such as policing, snow removal and the purchasing of a vehicle to use for road maintenance; or an indirect cost such as maintaining our facilities and running the municipality. Council and staff spend a great deal of time making sure careful financial decisions are made and that spending is aligned with taxpayer expectations.
Watch our short budget video and read our Making Sense of Budget Fact Sheet.
The video and fact sheet aims provide residents and businesses with a better understanding of the County’s budget process and includes the following information:
- The 2020 Capital and Operating Budget
- Residential property taxes
- Reading your tax notice
- Property value assessment
- How the County funds its budget
- Municipal tax breakdown by assessment class
- A detailed breakdown of how taxes are spent
We hope these documents provide readers with a better understanding of the County’s budget process and that every dollar spent contributes to offering you a high quality of life in one of the best communities to live, work and play.
For more information, look at the 2020 Budget Frequently Asked Questions.