2013 Budget

Visit the 2013 Budget Book page for details about the base operating budget, the capital budget and program based performance measures.

Meeting its commitment to keep the total property tax increase in line with inflation, Oakville Council unanimously approved a 3.01 per cent increase to the town’s portion of the tax bill for an overall property tax increase of 1.47 per cent. This means an average home assessed at $400,000 will pay an additional $55.20 per year or $1.06 per week for town programs, services and infrastructure renewal.

Visit the December 18, 2012, 2013 Budget news release page.

Connect with us!

Public meetings not your style? Share your budget comments with us. All comments received will be shared with the Budget Committee.

2013 Budget presentations

June 26, 2012: 2013 Budget Directions and Budget Forecast (pdf, 110 kB)
November 12, 2012: 2013 Budget Committee Overview (pdf, 4.2 MB)

2013 Budget highlights

2013 Budget Highlights (pdf, 860 kB)

2013 rates and fees

Effective January 1, 2013, Council approved increases to the town’s rates and fees for various town programs and services in order to help fund service delivery. These include fire prevention and suppression fees; planning and development application fees; harbours and cemeteries fees; sports rental and user fees; room rentals; recreational programming; and transit fares among others. Visit the 2013 rates and fees page for details.

Open the Harbours Mooring Slip Rates (pdf, 939 kB) memorandum to Council from the Budget Committee meeting on November 12, 2012.

2013 Budget Committee meetings

Watch Budget Committee meetings on TownTV.

November 12, 2012, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Distribution of budget book and rates and fees
November 15, 2012, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Commissioners presentations
November 20, 2012, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Commissioners presentations
November 21, 2012, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Delegations
December 6, 2012, 7 to 10 p.m. — Delegations
December 13, 2012, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Deliberations

2013 Budget open houses

November 22, 2012, at Town Hall, Committee Room 1
November 26, 2012, at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, Lower Lobby
December 1, 2012, at Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural and Community Centre, Black Box Theatre

Oakville Idea Forum

What programs and services make Oakville most livable? The Oakville Idea Forum is an innovative citizen engagement tool that encourages the community to submit ideas that will make Oakville more livable — and then rank them! Thanks for sharing your ideas. The Oakville Idea Forum closed on December 6, 2012. View all the shared ideas on the Oakville Idea Forum!

In the news

October 18, 2012: Oakville launches ‘Idea Forum’ to engage community in 2013 budget process
November 13, 2012: Oakville releases 2013 Budget discussion documents
November 19, 2012: Oakville seeking public input on 2013 budget
December 13, 2012: Budget Committee recommends 3.01% increase to town portion of tax bill, 1.47% increase to total property tax
December 18, 2012: Council approves 3.01% increase to town portion of tax bill, 1.47% increase to total property tax

2013 Budget Committee members

Mayor Rob Burton
Councillor Tom Adams
Councillor Cathy Duddeck
Councillor Dave Gittings
Councillor Jeff Knoll