Mon, 19 Nov 2012
Be informed about Oakville’s 2013 budget and have your say! The Town of Oakville is hosting a series of public open houses and Budget Committee meetings in November and December to engage the community and encourage participation in the 2013 budget process.
“We want to know what programs and services are most important to residents to ensure our spending priorities are in line with the community’s wants and needs,” said Budget Committee Chair Councillor Tom Adams. “Our open houses offer a casual setting for residents to find out how their tax dollars are being spent, ask questions and get candid answers.”
Oakville taxpayers are encouraged to join Councillor Adams at one of three budget open houses on:
Public delegations are also invited to provide input at the 2013 Budget Committee meetings located in Council Chamber at Town Hall on:
The 2013 Budget Committee will consider all submissions as part of their budget deliberations. Residents who wish to appear in person before the Budget Committee as a delegate should register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 905-815-6015. Written comments for the committee can be sent to
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Residents can also follow and share their budget feedback via the town’s social media sites: tweet @townofoakville or post on Facebook. Alternately, residents can email their comments to email@example.com
On November 12, town staff presented Oakville’s proposed 2013 operating and capital budgets to the Budget Committee achieving Council's direction to keep the total property tax increase in line with inflation. Town staff recommended a 3.67 per cent increase to the town’s portion of the tax bill for an overall property tax increase of 1.73 per cent including estimated regional and education tax rates. The proposed budget maintains current service levels, reduces town debt, and invests significant funds into infrastructure renewal. Visit the 2013 budget page for more information.