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Take the 2021 budget survey

Your feedback is an essential part of the Municipality of Meaford's annual budget process. This Survey should take 5 minutes to complete. It will be available until Friday October 16, 2020.

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.

Budget Q&A's

Answers to frequently asked question on the Municipal budget will be posted here.


Key Dates

September 14, 2020:
Budget Framework Report

October 19, 2020
Tabling of Draft Budget & Presentation of 2020 Tax Supported Operating and Capital Budgets

October 28, 2020 6:30 p.m.
Public Engagement Session at Meaford Hall

November 9, 2020 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Council Budget Day - Operating

November 10, 2020 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Council Budget Day - Capital and Enhancements

November 30, 2020 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Final Consideration/Additional Deliberation (if needed)

December 14, 2020 6:30 p.m.
Statutory Public Meeting

January 11, 2021
Final Approval of 2021 Budgets

Budget Framework

At the Council meeting on September 14, Council directed staff to prepare a 2021 Budget that includes:

  1. No enhancement of services or staffing unless required to mitigate impacts of COVID-19.
  2. A 1% tax levy increase dedicated for roads capital funding.
  3. A 1% tax levy increase dedicated for bridge/structure capital funding.
  4. A 0.5% tax levy increase dedicated for facility capital funding.
  5. Draft tax and user pay operating budgets incorporating a Cost of Living salary adjustment of 1%;
  6. Any tax levy increases resulting from real assessment growth due to new development and building construction assessment as increased taxation revenue to offset budgetary increases.

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