Each year, the City of Cornwall establishes a budget that supports numerous services and programs in our community.

The City's budget documents reflect how your property tax dollars will be spent in its day-to-day operations as well as act as a blueprint for setting  priorities for municipal programs, services and initiatives.  The budget section oversees the budget process from departmental and outside agencies submissions through to publication of the approved budget documents.

The City of Cornwall has three distinct budget documents:

Water & Sewer Budget - A summary of the waterworks budget which includes capital and operating components.  The water and sewer budget is self sustaining whereby revenue generated from water billings, sewer surcharge and miscellaneous sources such as water/sewer connection service charges, and interest on overdue billings meet the obligations of the operating costs for water and sanitary sewer together with the related capital works to be undertaken in the current year.

Operating Budget - An outline organized by business unit, of the City's budget for its day-to-day operations including services such as policing, land ambulance, recreation, social housing and outside agencies funded by the municipality.

Capital Budget - An outline of the City's requirement to acquire or improve land or buildings, machinery and equipment used to provide municipal services.  To also assist the municipality in the development of capital infrastructure such as roads, sidewalks, solid waste diversion.

At a special meeting on April 30, 2018, Cornwall City Council approved the 2018 Budget with a tax levy of $71,161,681 that supports dozens of key programs, services and amenities in the community.

The budget calls for an increase of 3.97% or $91.68 in municipal taxes on the average residential property valued at $166,771.

The 2018 Property Tax Information Brochure is available here  2018 Tax Brochure

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Property taxes provide the funds needed to deliver important services and programs. Use our interactive Property Tax Calculator to find out the estimated cost of municipal services based on your own tax bill.

 

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2019 Budget
 2019 Budget Meetings
 
Date Agenda Minutes  Webcast 
Dec.6,2018

Special Council Meeting to review proposed 2018 Water/Wastewater Budget

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 2019 Water/Wastewater Budget
 2019 Draft Operating/Capital Budget 
 
 2018 Budget
 
 2018 Budget Meetings
 
Date Agenda Minutes  Webcast 
Dec. 11, 2017

Special Council Meeting to review proposed 2018 Water/Wastewater Budget

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Minutes  Webcast
Dec. 18, 2017 

Special Council Meeting to review proposed 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets 

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Minutes  Webcast
Jan. 19, 2018 

2018 Operating and Capital Budgets 

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Minutes  Webcast
Jan. 25, 2018 

2018 Operating and Capital Budgets 

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Minutes  Webcast
Jan. 29, 2018 

2018 Operating and Capital Budgets 

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Minutes  Webcast
Feb. 5, 2018 

2018 Operating and Capital Budgets 

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Minutes  Webcast
Feb. 9, 2018 

2018 Operating and Capital Budgets 

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Minutes  Webcast
Feb. 16, 2018

2018 Operating and Capital Budgets 

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Minutes  Webcast
Feb. 23, 2018 

2018 Budget 

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Minutes  Webcast
March 2, 2018 

2018 Budget

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Minutes Webcast
March 9, 2018

2018 Budget - In-Camera 

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March 9, 2018

2018 Budget 

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Minutes  Webcast 
March 26, 2018 

2018 Budget - In-Camera 

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April 9, 2018

2018 Budget

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Minutes Webcast
April 16, 2018

Special Council Meeting - 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets

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 2018 Water/Wastewater Budget
 2018 Draft Operating/Capital Budget 
 

Proposed Budget

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2018 Budget Survey

As part of the 2018 Budget process, the City of Cornwall conducted a public engagement exercise to gather input on tax-supported services and priorities for the community. This exercise was in the form of a survey that was launched during the month of September 2017.

Click here for the Budget survey results.

 Have your say: Potential Service reductions
 

As part of the 2018 Budget process, the City of Cornwall conducted a public engagement exercise to gather input on specific items identified for potential service reductions.  The main component of the consultation was to ask specific questions relating to a list of non-essential/non-recurring items provided to the BSC that may be considered to target a 4% residential tax levy. This exercise was in the form of a survey that was launched February 21 - March 5, 2018.

Click here for the "Have Your Say" survey results.

For more information, please contact budget@cornwall.ca.

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Budget & Cash Coordinator
100 Water Street East, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2308
F.: 613-937-7509
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