Budget 2022

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Setting Priorities for Municipal Services, Programs and Infrastructure

The municipal budget is a key policy and planning document that outlines our municipality’s priorities for services, programs and infrastructure. Setting the budget is a balancing act between often competing priorities – providing the high level of services that residents deserve and expect versus what we can afford.

Each year, municipal staff put forward a draft preliminary budget for comment. There are two parts – the operations budget that covers the day-to-day services of the municipality, and the capital budget that covers large infrastructure and other long-term projects. The Mayor and Council, with input from Middlesex Centre residents and businesses, make choices about what municipal services, programs and infrastructure projects should be included in the budget.
 

Budget Road Map

The “budget road map” is the annual route we follow as we move towards an approved budget for Middlesex Centre. We hope you’ll join us on this journey, and provide your thoughts on the development of Budget 2022!

Budget Roadmap Overview

Where are we in the process?

  • Capital Budget Presentation - Tiffany Farrell, Director of Corporate Services, presented the 2022 Capital Budget to Council at their November 24, 2021 meeting. Recommended capital projects for the coming year total $24.98 million. 
  • The full 2022 Budget, including both the operating and capital budgets, is slated to go before Council at their December 8, 2021 meeting.

 

Municipal Budget Basics

In 2020, COVID-19 kept us from holding our traditional public meetings to share information about the budget and how it is created. Instead, Middlesex Centre staff recorded a series of short videos on budget basics. While the dollar figures might be a bit different from last year to this year, these videos provide a good overview of how we create the municipal budget and highlight how your tax dollars are spent:

You might also want to review:

Information on the 2021 Budget: 


Getting Involved

We want to hear from you! What do you see as priorities for the 2022 Middlesex Centre budget?

 

For More Information

Contact Tiffany Farrell, Director of Corporate Services