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2022 Proposed Town Budget Now Available for Public Input

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise residents that the 2022 Proposed Town Budget is now available for public review and input
2022 Proposed Budget

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise residents that the 2022 Proposed Town Budget is now available for public review and input. The proposed budget includes both Operating and Capital as well as proposed Fees and Charges. The 2022 Proposed Town Budget is a starting point for budget deliberations.

To review the 2022 Proposed Town Budget, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/budget

The budget will be reviewed and deliberated by Council at a series of special budget meetings scheduled for the following dates:
• Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
• Friday, December 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
• Monday, December 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
• Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The special budget meetings will be conducted virtually and will be live-streamed to the Town website. Following review and direction from Council through these meetings, revisions may be made and the updated budget will be available on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Following the release of the revised budget, the Town will hold a Public Information Centre and Public Meeting on Monday, January, 24, 2022. Following this meeting any further changes will be incorporated into the 2022 Proposed Budget for Council approval, which is expected to occur on Monday, February 14, 2022.

Residents are encouraged to participate and share feedback with Council throughout the budget process. To learn about how to participate at a meeting or how to provide comments, please contact the Town Clerk or visit www.thebluemountains.ca/participate

About the 2022 Proposed Town Budget

The 2022 Proposed Town Budget strives to balance the immediate needs of the community with sound long term financial planning. The Operating Budget focuses on maintaining existing service levels, while finding opportunities for service efficiency. The Capital Budget includes $56.7 million for a variety of Municipal Infrastructure Projects planned throughout the community.

The 2022 Proposed Town Budget focuses on continuing to position the Town for the future which is illustrated through the $8.6M to expand the Roads and Drainage Depot in Ravenna, and $5.1M to start the Phase 2 expansion at the Town’s Landfill and Recycling Depot. In addition, the budget continues to improve Town owned and operated infrastructure through projects such as the Substandard Watermain Replacement, the Road Resurfacing Program, and various machinery and equipment replacements.

To learn more about the Town’s annual budget process, including key dates for the 2022 Budget process, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/budget