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

Questions?

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    A significant amount goes towards transportation. As we have no public transit, I question what this budget line is for. Thanks!

    OldCrone asked 9 months ago

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your question. I can understand the confusion in the term "Transportation" in this instance.

    Transportation Services refers to all road maintenance, including things like winter snow removal on roads and sidewalks, bridge and culvert maintenance, gravel resurfacing, sidewalk improvements, etc. 

    I hope this helps to clarify things. Let us know if you have any other questions about the budget.

    Chris Hemond
    Economic Development and Communications Coordinator

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