About Municipal Budgets

Breakdown of tax dollars
How your Tax Dollar Gets Spent

Wonder where your tax dollars go? Here is a breakdown of how your taxes get divided up to County, Education, and Municipal Services. For every dollar you pay in property taxes, about $0.60 is kept by the Municipality of Meaford.

Key Dates

September 23, 2019
Budget Framework Report

November 4, 2019
Tabling of Draft Budget & Presentation of 2020 Tax Supported Operating and Capital Budgets

November 13, 2019 6:30 p.m.
Public Engagement Session at Woodford Community Centre

November 25, 2019 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Council Budget Day - Operating

November 26, 2019 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Council Budget Day - Capital and Enhancements

January 27, 2020 6:30 p.m.
Statutory Public Meeting

February 2020
Final Approval of 2020 Budgets

Budget Highlights

Council has directed staff to produce a 2020 draft budget that includes:

  • An overall tax increase not to exceed 4.56%
  • An operating budget increase not to exceed 2.06%
  • A 1% increase for road capital projects
  • A 1% increase for bridge capital projects
  • A 0.5% increase for facility capital projects
  • Allocating the 2016-2019 operating surplus funds remaining to the New Library capital project

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