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At a special meeting on February 18th, Cornwall City Council approved a $158-million operating and capital budget for 2014 that supports dozens of key programs, services and amenities in the community.

The budget calls for a 3.2 per cent decrease to the residential tax rate to partially offset rising property assessment values, which will increase an average of 4.5 per cent this year. It marks the sixth straight year that the municipal tax rate has been reduced in Cornwall.

The average residential taxpayer will experience a $18 increase in their municipal taxes in 2014.

On the commercial side, the commercial tax rate will decrease by 4.39 per cent as a result of reducing the tax ratio for the commercial class to 1.9407 from 1.9650.

Click here to view the 2014 Property Tax Information brochure

 

Below you will find various information and resources regarding the 2014 City Budget. This page will be updated on a regular basis as the deliberations continue on the budget.

 

Additional Information:

 

Budget Meeting Schedule

Budget meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall (360 Pitt Street), and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Meetings have been set for the following dates:

  • Friday, January 24th at 10 am - Review of requests from Community Agencies
  • Monday, February 3rd at 9 am
  • Tuesday, February 4th at 9 am
  • Wednesday, February 5th at 9 am
  • Thursday, February 6th at 9 am
  • Wednesday, February 12th at 5:30 pm - Community Agencies
  • Tuesday, February 18th at 4 pm

 

 

 

Budget Documents & Reports

2014 Budget presentation

2014 Budget Overview Presentation
Overview of the 2014 City Budget presented by Maureen Adams, General Manager, Financial Services, at the Budget Steering Committee meeting of Tuesday, February 18th.

2013 Draft City Budget

2014 Draft City Budget
The entire Draft City Budget, broken down by various sections:

- Overall Budget
- Administrative Services (City Council, CAO, Clerk's Dept., HR, Financial Services)
- Social and Housing Services
- Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge
- Protective Services (Police, Fire, EMS)
- Infrastructure and Municipal Works (includes Cornwall Transit and Solid Waste)
- Economic Development, Planning, Parking, Bylaw Enforcement, Building Services
- Parks and Recreation
- Community Agencies
- 2014 Capital Budget
- Reserves and Progress Fund

Draft Budget Overview

2014 Budget Overview
Overview of the 2014 Draft City Budget presented by  Maureen Adams, General Manager, Financial Services, at the Budget Steering Committee meeting of Monday, February 3rd.

2014 Operating Budget overview

2014 Operating Budget Overview
Highlights of the Draft 2014 Operating Budget for various Departments, presented by Maureen Adams, General Manager, Financial Services, at the Budget Steering Committee meeting of Monday, February 3rd.

 

 


Budget Consultation

Documents

- 2014 Budget Consultation Report
- 2014 Budget Consultation Presentation

Nearly 400 residents provided feedback on municipal services and funding levels through a recently-completed budget consultation undertaken by the
City of Cornwall.

A total of 384 responses and more than 1,700 individual comments were received through the consultation, which ran during the months of November
and December 2013.

Some of the highlights included:

- 90 % said they were either very satisfied, satisfied or neutral on the services they receive from the City of Cornwall

- 67.8 % said they were either very satisfied, satisfied or neutral on the amount of municipal tax they pay annually

- Infrastructure, economic development, community safety, quality neighbourhoods and seniors services were identified as the top priorities requiring the most attention from elected officials and City Administration

- 73 % indicated the City should support community organizations and special events

- 64 % of respondents said they were now more aware of the services the City of Cornwall offers

 

 


2014 Water/Sewer Budget

Documents

2014 Water/Sewer Budget Overview Presentation

City Council has approved a 2014 Water/Sewer budget that calls for continued infrastructure investments and the implementation of several flood reduction initiatives.

The $16.2-million budget carries an overall increase of 3.84 per cent. For a homeowner with two full baths, an outside tap and a pool, the budget increase translates into an extra $29 on their annual water and sewer bill.

The budget includes a $5.2 million investment in flood reduction initiatives as part of the Cornwall Blueprint.

Projects included in the 2014 budget:

  • Eamer’s Corners stormwater control pond
  • Culvert replacements
  • Manhole and sewer rehabilitation
  • Grand/Miron sewer outlet (Phase 1)
  • Boal’s Drain flood control
  • Real-time network monitoring
  • Basement flooding protection incentive
  • Drain ditch and storm maintenance

 

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