2020 Pre-Budget Consultation

Our 2020 pre-budget consultation has concluded. Thank you for your input!

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The 10 minute pre-budget survey below provides information about the Municipality of South Huron's 2020 budget. It's also an opportunity for you - our ratepayers - to have a say in the process to establish priorities.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Types of Budgets

Operating Budget consists of the day-to-day operations within each department. This includes administrative activities and providing the services, as well as, maintenance/repair activities.

Capital Budget consists of major maintenance events or replacements of the assets required in order to deliver the services to residents, businesses and visitors.

Services Provided by the Municipality of South Huron

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The 10 minute pre-budget survey below provides information about the Municipality of South Huron's 2020 budget. It's also an opportunity for you - our ratepayers - to have a say in the process to establish priorities.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Types of Budgets

Operating Budget consists of the day-to-day operations within each department. This includes administrative activities and providing the services, as well as, maintenance/repair activities.

Capital Budget consists of major maintenance events or replacements of the assets required in order to deliver the services to residents, businesses and visitors.

Services Provided by the Municipality of South Huron

It is common that critical services provided by Municipalities are overlooked as they are expected to be there and in working condition as they have become a major part of everyday life. The following is a list of key services provided by the Municipality:

  • Building and planning services for new developments, site plans and renovations
  • Clerking services include marriages, commissioning, notaries, freedom of information requests and election management
  • The roads department provides, maintains and services roads, bridges/culverts, storm water management to prevent flooding, and ensures snow removal and access to the roads seasonally. Gravel road maintenance, dust control, and grading are also within this department. They operate under the Ontario Minimum Maintenance Standards
  • Arenas and community centers are Municipal assets and costly to maintain and provide. They are used for seasonal recreational activities for all ages and to offer residents recreation programs
  • Parks, pools and their maintenance are offered by the Municipality as well and are operated as per applicable safety regulations
  • Water services ensure access and quality of water. They are governed by strict ministry standards for water quality and undergo 24/7 monitoring.
  • Sanitary Sewer services ensure the removal of waste water to treatment centers. This is another heavily regulated department by the Ministry
  • Waste management services such as garbage, recycling and landfill are provided by the Municipality. These services are provided to ensure that garbage is collected and disposed of at a proper disposal site to keep the community clean and safe. Recycling services are provided to maximize waste diversion and to extend the life of our landfill site. All waste management and recycling services are regulated by the Provincial Government.
  • Economic development is important for the community as it brings investment and the flow of goods/services for business owners and residents. It enriches the community in which we live, work and play
  • Cemetery plots and interments are provided and maintained by the Municipality as per the strict Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO)

Sources of “Own Source” Funding

  • Tax Levy – these are the dollars levied by multiplying the tax rate and the assessment values in the community. This is the primary source of funding in order to provide the services.
  • User Fees include water/sewer fees, landfill charges, garbage/recycling fees, Cemetery user fees and Recreation user fees. User fees help alleviate the burden on the tax levy.

Approximately 48% of your tax bill stays within the Municipality. The balance is collected for the County of Huron and School Boards.

For more information about the municipal budget, view the Budget Basics document (accessible from the Document section on the right side of the screen)


2020 Pre-Budget Survey

Our 2020 pre-budget consultation has concluded. Thank you for your input!