The Finance Department is responsible for the budget process, including the Current (Operating), Capital and Reserves Budgets, and Fees for Services. This financial plan gives staff the guidelines and direction to allocate resources and provide services and infrastructure.
The Budget Highlights document provides a high-level overview of the budget process, aspects of the budget, and the proposed changes for 2019.
In preparation for the Budget process there are a number of presentations to Council which can be viewed below.
The detailed drafts are made available to the public and provided to Council at the beginning of November for the next year (available November 5, 2018). The public is given opportunity to provide input to Council regarding the budget during a Budget Input and Grants Council meeting generally held later in November (December 17, 2018).
Council will deliberate and approve a budget for 2019 during a special Budget Deliberation meeting generally held early in December each year (2019 - TBD) to fund the core services our citizens rely on at service levels they expect for a high quality of life, to support economic innovation, and to make investments in our community’s future to support revitalization and growth.
The Approved Budget will be available after approval by Sarnia City Council.
Please refer to the Budget Process section for more details on the process, what property tax rates include, and the allocation of property taxes to various City services.
- [ 2.78 MB ]2019 Draft Operating Budget
- [ 2.02 MB ]2019 Draft Capital and Reserves Budgets
- [ 711.2 KB ]2019 Proposed Fees for Services
- [ 1.10 MB ]2019 Supplementary Budget Information
- [ 2.95 MB ]2019 Draft Budget Highlights
- [ 538.2 KB ]2018 Year End Forecast & 2019 Draft Budget Overview
- [ 653.1 KB ]2019 Director Presentations - October 29
- [ 712.2 KB ]2019 Director Presentations - September 17
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This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:58 AM