2022 Budget

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2022 Budget Overview
Every year the Township develops and adopts a Budget to guide activities and expenditures, and establish the amount of revenue required to fund these. The Township Budget is an important means of determining services and service levels in our community. It provides resources for mandated/regulatory services such as winter maintenance, road repair/reconstruction, fire protection and management of development related activities.

2022 Approved Budget
On Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Township Council approved the 2022 Operating and Capital Budget and Forecast. The 2022 Budget has a net levy of $13,029,600, which represents a 1.83% tax rate increase over the

2022 Budget Overview
Every year the Township develops and adopts a Budget to guide activities and expenditures, and establish the amount of revenue required to fund these. The Township Budget is an important means of determining services and service levels in our community. It provides resources for mandated/regulatory services such as winter maintenance, road repair/reconstruction, fire protection and management of development related activities.

2022 Approved Budget
On Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Township Council approved the 2022 Operating and Capital Budget and Forecast. The 2022 Budget has a net levy of $13,029,600, which represents a 1.83% tax rate increase over the prior year. The estimated tax increase to a typical residential property valued at $500,000 is $11.24.

View 2022 Approved Budget

2022 Budget Meeting Schedule

  • A Special General/Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for the presentation and deliberation of the 2022 draft Township operating and capital budget.
  • A Special General/Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for the presentation and deliberation of the 2022 draft Township operating and capital budget.
  • A General/Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. for deliberation of the 2022 draft Township operating and capital budget.
  • A Special Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. to receive public input on the 2022 draft Township operating and capital budget.
  • Updated: A General/Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for further deliberation of the 2022 Township operating and capital budget.
  • Updated: A Special General/Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. for the deliberation of the 2022 draft Township operating and capital budget.
  • A Special Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at which time the 2022 Township budget adoption will be considered.

Budget Documents

  • November 3, 2021 - 2022 Draft Township Operating and Capital Budget
    • View November 3, 2021 Special General/Finance Committee Agenda Package
  • November 4, 2021 - Continuation of discussion from the November 3, 2021 Special General/Finance Committee.
  • November 23, 2021 - Special General/Finance Committee Agenda Package
  • November 30, 2021 - Special Council | Public Input - Agenda Package
    • Public participation may occur by providing comment regarding specific agenda items at the following email address. Please ensure that the specific agenda item is identified in the subject line of your email. TMLPublicComment@muskokalakes.ca
    • Please note that delegates for this 2022 Draft Township Budget Public Input Meeting are NOT required to pre-register in order to participate. If you do wish to provide Public Input at the meeting, please click the HERE to join the meeting.
  • December 15, 2021 - General/Finance Committee - Agenda Package
  • January 11, 2022 - Special General/Finance Committee - Agenda Package
  • January 12, 202 - Council Meeting - Agenda Package
What is a Budget
  • A budget is a financial plan for money coming in and money going out for the Township of Muskoka Lakes. There are two building blocks to the Township’s budget: operating and capital.
  • The Operating Budget is like you paying your house bills to keep the lights on. Just like in a normal household, our bills go up with inflation. For the Township, it includes things like salaries and benefits for staff, insurance, utilities, professional fees and contracted services.
  • The Operating Budget also includes contributions made to reserves, which is a “save now and use later” approach to funding capital and other anticipated expenditures.
  • The Capital Budget is like your major outlays: vehicles, house renovations etc. For the Township, it includes items like road construction, fire trucks and snow plows.
  • Money comes in from three sources: property tax levy, user fees and grants/subsidies.
  • Municipal Council, with the input of administration and the public, decide how best to balance the municipal budget guided by Provincial legislation.

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Please build a much larger component in the budget for by-law enforcement. We need more people following up on by-laws and decisions made by Committees.

Lisa Grogan-Green over 2 years ago

The local Chamber of Commerce needs to receive ongoing funding. It does an incredible job for businesses and other organizations in our community. I understand it asks for funding every year to deliver economic development related services and receives less money than other Chambers in Muskoka. I rely on free WI FI and other services, and can see they are doing a good job. Please fund them.

Gen over 2 years ago

1. Have proper maintenance at Hanna Park YEAR round including Canada geese control as past years which was reduced this year. Received many negative comments this year with the Park condition this year.
2. Re post NO Parking signs from Hanna Park dock to Harris street (on Bailey Street) and patrol it.This was a SAFETY hazard when entering Bailey Street from driveway. Could not see what was coming down the street and have to drive into oncoming traffic to turn into Bailey street to avoid trailers and parked cars. A few years ago there were NO Parking signs and all traffic was visible.

IndianRiver over 2 years ago