2022-2024 Budget

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Each year, the Township of South Stormont creates an operating budget and a capital budget for the upcoming year. This year, the budget process is expanded to encompass the 2022-2024. By expanding the budget process to cover three years, it gives Council a blueprint for spending over multiple years. The budget is annually reviewed by council, allowing for flexibility for amendments each year.

There are many factors that affect the Township's budget and Council provides direction to balance necessary costs and priorities while maintaining the service levels that our community expects. Activities and projects for the Township are directly tied to the Community Strategic Plan, and the Strategic Themes and Priorities set out by Council in April 2021.


Strategic Themes and Priorities - From Community Strategic Plan

Strategic Themes and Priorities from South Stormont Community Strategic Plan


Where do my taxes go?

When taxes are paid in South Stormont, they are distributed to the Township of South Stormont, the United Counties of SDG, and the local school boards. It is important to recognize this distribution to understand where your tax dollars go. While the Township and United Counties are responsible for establishing their own tax rates, the education portion of the overall tax levy is established by the Province of Ontario.


Distribution of Tax Dollars Collected (2021) *2022 distribution not known until SDG and Provincial education tax rates established


Distribution of Tax Dollars Collected by the Township in 2021



Daily Cost of Municipal Services for Average Assessed Residential Property Value ($206,000)

Based on the 2022 budget and average assessed residential property value of $206,000, the average family in South Stormont could expect to pay approximately $2.63 per day to the Township of South Stormont to facilitate services at the local level.


When reviewing your tax bills, it is important to understand where your tax dollars are being spent for local services. These figures are representative of the tax dollars attributed to the Township ONLY, and do not include the dollars re-distributed to the United Counties or the local school boards.


Allocation of Budget per Department (2022)


Annual Cost of Municipal Services Based on Average Residential Property Assessment of $206,000 (2021)

DepartmentPercentage of Budget AppliedAnnual Amount Paid Through Taxes
General Government7.8%$72.50
Fire and Rescue16.5%$153.90
Protection of Persons and Property1.4%$13.29
Capital Projects5.3%$48.96
Waste Management15.7%$146.43
Transportation Services38.7%$361.25
Drainage0.9%$8.10
Parks and Recreation10.4%$96.71
Planning and Building3.3%$31.23


Annual Cost of Municipal Services Based on Average Residential Property Assessment of $206,000 (2022)

DepartmentPercentage of Budget AppliedAnnual Amount Paid Through Taxes
General Government3.6%$34.77
Fire and Rescue18%$172.41
Protection of Persons and Property1.5%$14.81
Capital Projects9.8%$93.79
Waste Management14.7%$141.31
Transportation Services36.6%$351.09
Drainage0.5%$4.96
Parks and Recreation10.2%$97.39
Planning and Building5%$48.01


Each year, the Township of South Stormont creates an operating budget and a capital budget for the upcoming year. This year, the budget process is expanded to encompass the 2022-2024. By expanding the budget process to cover three years, it gives Council a blueprint for spending over multiple years. The budget is annually reviewed by council, allowing for flexibility for amendments each year.

There are many factors that affect the Township's budget and Council provides direction to balance necessary costs and priorities while maintaining the service levels that our community expects. Activities and projects for the Township are directly tied to the Community Strategic Plan, and the Strategic Themes and Priorities set out by Council in April 2021.


Strategic Themes and Priorities - From Community Strategic Plan

Strategic Themes and Priorities from South Stormont Community Strategic Plan


Where do my taxes go?

When taxes are paid in South Stormont, they are distributed to the Township of South Stormont, the United Counties of SDG, and the local school boards. It is important to recognize this distribution to understand where your tax dollars go. While the Township and United Counties are responsible for establishing their own tax rates, the education portion of the overall tax levy is established by the Province of Ontario.


Distribution of Tax Dollars Collected (2021) *2022 distribution not known until SDG and Provincial education tax rates established


Distribution of Tax Dollars Collected by the Township in 2021



Daily Cost of Municipal Services for Average Assessed Residential Property Value ($206,000)

Based on the 2022 budget and average assessed residential property value of $206,000, the average family in South Stormont could expect to pay approximately $2.63 per day to the Township of South Stormont to facilitate services at the local level.


When reviewing your tax bills, it is important to understand where your tax dollars are being spent for local services. These figures are representative of the tax dollars attributed to the Township ONLY, and do not include the dollars re-distributed to the United Counties or the local school boards.


Allocation of Budget per Department (2022)


Annual Cost of Municipal Services Based on Average Residential Property Assessment of $206,000 (2021)

DepartmentPercentage of Budget AppliedAnnual Amount Paid Through Taxes
General Government7.8%$72.50
Fire and Rescue16.5%$153.90
Protection of Persons and Property1.4%$13.29
Capital Projects5.3%$48.96
Waste Management15.7%$146.43
Transportation Services38.7%$361.25
Drainage0.9%$8.10
Parks and Recreation10.4%$96.71
Planning and Building3.3%$31.23


Annual Cost of Municipal Services Based on Average Residential Property Assessment of $206,000 (2022)

DepartmentPercentage of Budget AppliedAnnual Amount Paid Through Taxes
General Government3.6%$34.77
Fire and Rescue18%$172.41
Protection of Persons and Property1.5%$14.81
Capital Projects9.8%$93.79
Waste Management14.7%$141.31
Transportation Services36.6%$351.09
Drainage0.5%$4.96
Parks and Recreation10.2%$97.39
Planning and Building5%$48.01
  • 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets Approved

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    South Stormont, ON – On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, Council for the Township of South Stormont officially adopted the 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budgets. The 2022 budget represents a 3% municipal tax rate increase.

    Some of the capital projects scheduled for 2022 are:

    • Maloney Road reconstruction
    • Headline Road asphalt overlay
    • Lefebvre Road Bridge reconstruction
    • Lakeside Drive reconstruction
    • Waterfront Development Plan supporting studies, design and placemaking improvements
    • Long Sault Industrial Park stormwater management pond and expansion studies
    • Park and playground improvements to 8 parks
    • Pumper Tanker for Fire Department
    • Savings Street reconstruction
    • Hunters Road culvert engineering
    • Beaver Dam Road asphalt overlay

    Beginning in 2021, the Township shifted to a multi-year budgeting process. The multi-year process allows Council to establish a blueprint for spending over multiple years and provides greater predictability. While forecasting and projecting future costs allows for improved planning, the budget is reviewed and annually approved by Council. Such review and approval allows for amendments and flexibility should priorities shift or unforeseen circumstances demand.

    “We are thankful for the effort staff has put in to prepare a responsible budget that addresses the needs of the municipality, while maintaining an increase significantly below Ontario’s Cost of Living increases over the last year,” said Mayor Bryan McGillis. “While we all wish we could operate without increases, the reality is these projects and services are necessary for our municipality, and gradual and responsible increases are required in order to mitigate those rising costs.”

    The final 2022 budget represents an increase of $29 to the municipal portion of the annual taxes for a residential property with a median Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessment of $206,000. Individual homeowners’ tax increases are dependent on the latest assessment values provided by MPAC. If there was no change in assessment, the increase is 3% over last year’s municipal portion of the tax bill. If there was a change in assessed value during 2021 the change to an individual tax bill may be higher or lower than 3% based on the final assessed value provided by MPAC.

    Total tax rate adjustments for residents of South Stormont aren’t fully known as of yet. The final tax rate will be available when the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and the Provincial education tax rates are established.

  • Council Instructs Staff to Prepare Final Budget Documents

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    At the November 24th, 2021 Regular Council Meeting, Council instructed staff to prepare final budget documents for consideration at the December 15th, 2021 Regular Council Meeting.

    The proposal will reflect a 3% increase to residential property taxes at the municipal level. This figure does not incorporate tax rates at the United Counties of SDG level or the provincial tax rate for education, neither of which are known at this time.

    The presentation documents can be found in the Important Documents list on the right side of the Speak Up South Stormont Budget Page, and the video recording can be accessed here.

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  • Council Continues Budget Deliberations on Wednesday, November 17

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    Council will meet again for the second Special Meeting to discuss the proposed 2022-2024 Budget on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

    Tune in and follow along on the livestream video from our Council Meetings Page.

  • First Preliminary Budget Meeting Begins at 9:00 a.m. on November 3

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    The first Special Meeting of Council to begin preliminary 2022-2024 budget discussions will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

    Tune in and follow along on the livestream from our Council Meetings Page.

  • Budget News

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    Here you will find any updates regarding the 2022-2024 budget. When we add information to this page, we will be sure to include in this news feed so you can keep track of what is going on and how the budget process is progressing.

Page last updated: 21 Dec 2021, 10:11 AM