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2017 Current and Capital Budget

The Council of the Town of Whitby will hold a Public Meeting to consider the 2017 Current and Capital Budget and hear public submissions on:

Monday, April 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Whitby Municipal Building, Council Chambers
575 Rossland Road East, Whitby

The 2017 Current and Capital Budget will be formally adopted at the Council meeting to be held on:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Whitby Municipal Building, Council Chambers
575 Rossland Road East, Whitby

2017 Draft Budget - General Documents

2016 Draft Operating Budget

2016 Draft Capital Budget

Reference Material

Copies are also available at no cost upon request by contacting Corporate Services, Town of Whitby at 905.430.4300 x2233 or by email at treasury@whitby.ca.

Residents who wish to provide input at the April 3, 2017, public meeting are not required to register prior to the meeting, but are encouraged to notify the Town Clerk of their attendance and intention to speak by emailing clerk@whitby.ca or calling 905.430.4315.

Residents who wish to appear as a delegation and speak at the April 12, 2017, Council meeting must register with the Town Clerk by noon on April 7, 2017, at clerk@whitby.ca or 905.430.4315.

Written comments for Council's attention and requests for further information regarding these meetings should be directed to the Town Clerk at clerk@whitby.ca or 905.430.4315.

Christopher Harris, Town Clerk, Town of Whitby, Phone: 905.430.4315, Fax: 905.686.7005, Email: clerk@whitby.ca 

2017 Budget Milestones

Council approved the 2017 budget process and calendar (Report CS 64-16) which set out the major milestones below.

Phase 1 - Prepare

Phase 2 - Engage

Phase 3 - Develop

  • Senior management team to prioritize and finalize staff proposed 2017 budget

Phase 4 - Consolidate

  • Finance to consolidate budget information and develop communication material

Phase 5 Inform, Engage, Debate and Approve 

  • Budget books released - March 27, 2017
  • Budget Overview and Public Input - April 3, 2017 (CS 27-17)
  • Council Deliberations and Approval Meeting - April 12, 2017 

2016 Current and Capital Budget

Council Approved Budgets

Council approved the 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets as presented on February 18, 2016, with the following amendments:

  • That an increase of $1,184,000 be included to pay for the necessary capital improvements and acquisitions required to accommodate an additional fire suppression crew and training officer in 2017 to address community safety needs; and that the 2016 capital budget be amended to include the following items:
    • Fire Hall 5 Interior Renovations - $55,000
    • Aerial/Pumper Truck and Related Equipment - $1,400,000
    • New Suppression Staff Equipment - $75,500
    • Fire Prevention/Training Vehicle - $35,000

         This amendment affects the Corporate Revenues and Expenses budget
          as well as the Capital budget.

 

  • That the 2015 assessment growth be included in the 2016 Operating Budget and be used to offset the impacts of outstanding appeals at the Assessment Review Board during 2016, and that any unutilized assessment growth be contributed to the Growth Reserve Fund.  This amendment affects the Corporate Revenues and Expenses budget.

The 2016 Budget results in a property tax increase of 4.59 percent on the Town's portion of the tax bill. When combined with the Region and Education portion of the total tax bill, the estimated overall increase is 2.34 percent.

For more information, please see the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on February 18, 2016. Please note that the 2016 Operating and Capital Budget documents are not being reproduced at this time. Please consider the changes above in reading through the document.

Copies are also available at no cost upon request by contacting the Treasury Department, Town of Whitby at 905-430-4300, extension 2233 or by email at treasury@whitby.ca.

2016 Frequently Asked Questions

2016 Frequently Asked Questions 

2016 Draft Budget - General Documents

2016 Draft Operating Budget

2016 Draft Capital Budget

Reference Material

2016 Budget Milestones

Council approved the 2016 budget process and calendar (Report CS 81-15) which set out the major milestones as follows:


2015 Current and Capital Budgets

Council Approved Budgets

The 2015 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets were approved by Council as presented on February 26, 2015, with the following amendment:

  • The inclusion of $9,500 to fund an increase in the low income senior and low income disabled homeowners tax rebates from $250 to $300. This amendment affects the Grants budget.

The 2015 Budget results in a property tax increase of 2.94 percent on the Town's portion of the tax bill. When combined with the Region and Education portion of the total tax bill, the estimated overall increase is 1.46 percent.

For more information, please see the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on February 26, 2015. Please note that the 2015 Operating and Capital Budget documents are not being reproduced at this time. Please consider the changes above in reading through the document.

The draft budget book below is component sections rather than one large document. Each document link below represents a section of the book and is in the same order as the budget book. The documents have been formatted to print double sided.

Copies are also available at no cost upon request by contacting the Treasury Department, Town of Whitby at 905-430-4300, extension 2233 or by email at treasury@whitby.ca.

2015 Draft Budget - General Documents

2015 Draft Operating Budget

2015 Draft Capital Budget

Reference Material

Presentation

Please note the Draft 2015 Budget increase is lower than the rate mentioned in the presentations below. Staff adjusted budgets based on recent economic conditions and identified savings by accelerating the implementation of the LED streetlight program to meet the target of under 3 percent set by Council.


2014 Current and Capital Budgets

Council Approved Budget

The 2014 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets were approved by Council as presented on February 20, 2014, with the following amendments:

  • That Whitby Hydro revenues be increased by $79,000. (This amendment affects the Corporate Revenues and Expenses budget.)
  • That the funding to the Growth Reserve Fund be reduced by $120,000. (This amendment affects the Corporate Revenue and Expenses budget.)
  • The inclusion of expenses in the amount of $3,000 for municipal materials and services to permit The Rotary Club of Whitby Food Truck Frenzy event and that the cost be funded by the Long Term Finance Reserve Fund. (This amendment affects the Special Events budget.)

The 2014 Budget results in a 2.66 per cent property tax increase on the Town's portion of the tax bill. When combined with all three levels of government (Town, Region and Provincial School Boards) the result is a 1.51 per cent tax increase.

For more information, please see the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on February 20, 2014. Please note that the 2014 Operating and Capital Budget documents are not being reproduced at this time. Please consider the changes above in reading through the document.

2014 Budget Frequently Asked Questions

2014 Draft Budget Documents

The budget book is presented below in component sections rather than one large document. Each document link below represents a section of the book and is in the same order as the budget book. The documents have been formatted to print double sided.

Copies are also available at no cost upon request by contacting the Treasury Department, Town of Whitby at 905-430-4300, extension 2233 or by email at treasury@whitby.ca.

2014 Draft Budget - General Documents

2014 Draft Operating Budget

2014 Draft Capital Budget

Reference Material

Presentations

Please note the presentations below were based on the 2014 Draft  Budget, in effect on the date presented, and are not the final 2014 Operating and Capital Budgets as approved on February 20, 2014.