2021-2022 Budget Documents
Township of Oro-Medonte Council passed its 2021-2022 multi-year operating and capital budgets on February 24, 2021. The 2021-2022 budget reflects an additional $16.90 per $100,000 residential assessment. The 3.93% overall increase is inclusive of the County, School Board and the Township’s portions.
The Township’s share was divided between 1.93% for operating, and 2% for infrastructure.
The increase applied to the operating budget is in line with the cost of inflation (CPI). This will provide for continued investment in the services which positively impact roads, bridges, parkland, recreation/leisure opportunities, customer service, and buildings for residents. The remaining increase was dedicated to the Township’s ongoing commitment to infrastructure renewal.
Highlights of the 2021-2022 budget include:
- 2021-2022 Pavement Management Program includes provisions to debenture $3.9 Million to augment the planned capital program by $1.9 Million in 2021 and $2 Million in 2022
- Establishing an Internet Infrastructure Reserve to support Township efforts to secure high-speed internet for all residents
- Increased strategic initiatives to implement new Township Enterprise Software Upgrade (ERP), online self-service for customers to submit applications, information and pay securely online and an update to Township asset management plan
- Increased costs of PPE, safety supplies, operating costs, additional vehicle rentals and information technology costs
- Resource allocations will ensure effective management of Township Parks and Corporate Facility Infrastructure/assets as well as delivering on new park and facility development projects
- New cloud based Recreation Program and Facility Booking platform to allow for recreation program registration and provides a customer interface to view and request bookings of Township facilities
- Updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Fire & Emergency Services:
- Resurfacing of Station 3 and 6 parking lots
- Acquisition of new rehab unit and pickup truck
- Expansion of fire headquarters to include additional training facilities
- Council has approved multi-year funding for implementation of the updated Township Fire Master Plan
- Water distribution system upgrades in Sugarbush
- Continued investment to integrate Zone 1 (Skyline) water customers in Horseshoe Valley to the Township user-pay drinking water system
- Council has supported investment in modernizing the Township’s digital online customer service capabilities, and the corporate records management systems