Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget

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Each year, the Town of Cobourg undergoes an annual budget process to create budgets that support town operations and deliver the programs and services required to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in our community.

Through the budget process, choices are made to ensure Town of Cobourg services provided to citizens align with the priorities in Cobourg's 2019-22 Strategic Plan which were grouped under five pillars: People, Places, Programs, Partnerships and Prosperity. These were then broken down into 28 discrete actions.

Work to determine the Cobourg's 2022 budget is underway. Please follow the updates and discussion on Engage Cobourg and visit the Town of Cobourg's dedicated 2022 Budget webpage to learn more about how the Town of Cobourg determines its annual budget. You can also view our 'Five Step Process' for a quick and easy way to understand our budget process.

Goal
To receive feedback and comments from residents and business owners on the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget.

The public engagement objective for the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget is to:

  • Receive feedback from residents and business owners on the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget.
  • Encourage taxpayers to engage and learn more about the municipal budget process.

Public engagement has now concluded. Residents are encouraged to view the Public Engagement Report here.

If you require any of the information in an accessible format, please contact the Communications Department at communications@cobourg.ca.

Each year, the Town of Cobourg undergoes an annual budget process to create budgets that support town operations and deliver the programs and services required to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in our community.

Through the budget process, choices are made to ensure Town of Cobourg services provided to citizens align with the priorities in Cobourg's 2019-22 Strategic Plan which were grouped under five pillars: People, Places, Programs, Partnerships and Prosperity. These were then broken down into 28 discrete actions.

Work to determine the Cobourg's 2022 budget is underway. Please follow the updates and discussion on Engage Cobourg and visit the Town of Cobourg's dedicated 2022 Budget webpage to learn more about how the Town of Cobourg determines its annual budget. You can also view our 'Five Step Process' for a quick and easy way to understand our budget process.

Goal
To receive feedback and comments from residents and business owners on the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget.

The public engagement objective for the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget is to:

  • Receive feedback from residents and business owners on the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget.
  • Encourage taxpayers to engage and learn more about the municipal budget process.

Public engagement has now concluded. Residents are encouraged to view the Public Engagement Report here.

If you require any of the information in an accessible format, please contact the Communications Department at communications@cobourg.ca.

  • Public Engagement Report Released

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    Your Voice, Your Town. Here's what our community told us about the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget.

    Each year, the Town of Cobourg undergoes an annual budget process to create budgets that support town operations and deliver the programs and services required to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in our community, and offers residents an engagement opportunity to review and comment on financial priorities. Municipal Council and Town staff gathered feedback from residents to identify areas of focus for the Town’s current and long-term financial priorities. The 2022 Financial Framework Survey provided an opportunity for Cobourg residents to engage in the municipal financial planning process as staff prepare a draft budget and updated long-term financial plan for Council’s review and consideration.

    The 2022 Financial Framework Survey concluded on November 5, 2021, and the Town of Cobourg is now releasing the Public Engagement Report for the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital project. View the report here.

    The Public Engagement Report will be included in the Special Council Budget Session on November 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. where Council reviews the draft budget in its entirety. Tune in to watch the meeting here: www.cobourg.ca/escribe

  • Public Notice: Town of Cobourg Releases Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget

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    (Issued October 22, 2021 at 4 p.m. EST) –The Town of Cobourg would like to advise residents that the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget has now been released and is available online for public input and feedback.

    Residents are reminded that the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget documents released today represent the first phase of the budget process and are not considered final until approved at the Regular Council Meeting on December 13, 2021.

    The 2022 Draft Municipal Operating and Capital Budget can be found on the Town of Cobourg’s website (www.cobourg.ca/budget) with feedback and input available through the Town of Cobourg’s online public engagement platform, Engage Cobourg (www.engagecobourg.ca).

    “I strongly encourage residents and business owners to provide feedback on the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget in time for deliberations during our Special Budget Council Session in November,” said Suzanne Séguin, Deputy Mayor for the Town of Cobourg. “As we prepare to re-establish priority services coming out of the pandemic, we will also be focusing on our core values while containing costs and implementing best practices. Town staff are working hard to establish departmental priorities while continuing to deliver on the services that matter most to taxpayers.”

    Residents are encouraged to provide input and share feedback on the Town of Cobourg’s Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget by completing the Financial Framework Survey and providing input through the Open Forum on Engage Cobourg before the deadline of Friday, November 5, 2021.

    Next Council Budget Meeting
    Tune in to watch the Special Council Budget Session on Thursday, November 25, 2021, from
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where Council will review and discuss the draft budget in its entirety. The agenda and livestream video will be made available at www.cobourg.ca/escribe.

    For more information on the Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget please contact the Finance Department at 905-372-8944.

  • Public Notice: Town of Cobourg Releases 2022 Budget Schedule

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    (Issued October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. EST) – The Town of Cobourg would like to inform residents that the 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget meetings have been scheduled. All meetings will be conducted using the new hybrid Council Meeting format beginning in November 2021.

    The Draft 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget will be released on the Municipal website at www.cobourg.ca/budget and on Engage Cobourg for public review and comment.

    Residents are encouraged to provide input on the budget by submitting a delegation to Council for the Public Submissions meeting on Monday, November 8, 2021. Delegation requests can be made online by visiting the Town of Cobourg’s eSCRIBE platform: www.cobourg.ca/escribe, clicking on the meeting date and hitting ‘Delegation request’.

    2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget Schedule

    MEETING

    ABOUT

    DATE

    TIME

    Draft Budget Released

    The draft Budget is released on the municipal website and on Engage Cobourg for public review and comment.

    October 22

    By 4 p.m.

    Public Submissions Meeting

    Members of the public are given the opportunity to
    submit comment on the 2022 budget.

    November 8

    5 p.m.

    Community Grants Presentations

    Community organizations have the opportunity to make presentations to Council on their applications.

    November 8

    5 p.m.

    Divisional Budget Meetings

    Directors and senior staff will update Council on potential capital projects, special one-time projects & anticipated requests for staffing level changes.

    Divisional Budget Meeting #1

    • General Government Services
    • Economic Development
    • Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre
    • Public Library
    • Art Gallery of Northumberland
    • Public Works
    • Environmental Services

    November 9

    1 p.m.

    Divisional Budget Meeting #2

    • Protection Services
    • Planning and Development Services
    • Police Services
    • Fire Department
    • Community Services

    November 10

    1 p.m.

    Special Council Budget Session #1

    The draft budget is reviewed in its entirety by Council.

    November 25

    10 a.m.

    Special Council Budget Session #2

    The draft budget is reviewed in its entirety by Council.

    November 26

    10 a.m.

    Final Budget Approval

    The Draft 2022 Municipal Operating & Capital Budget is submitted for final approval by Council.

    December 13

    6 p.m.

    For further information on the 2022 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget please visit www.cobourg.ca/budget.

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