Preparation of the Municipality of Laurentian Valley's budget is among the most important tasks for Staff and Council each year. The process is a lengthy one as the budget provides a foundation to meet the public service needs of our residents and to make decisions on municipal infrastructure. The goal is to provide quality service while maintaining property taxes at a reasonable and affordable level.

Here is a timeline prepared by the Treasurer/Deputy CAO to further explain the process:

Department Head Timeline

The Treasurer will provide to all Department Heads the 2022 Budget that will include a 3 year average for operating and a spreadsheet for Capital works via email.

The Department Heads to submit the 2022 Operating and Capital Investment requests to the Treasurer via email.

The Treasurer and CAO will review the Department Head submissions and meet with each Department Head the week of October 5th to discuss any concerns.

During the second week of October, the Treasurer will make changes and/or corrections resulting from review of all budgets.

The Treasurer and CAO will review the proposed budget numbers with the Mayor and Chair of Corporate Services during the week of October 26th. 

 Council Timeline
 November to December Budget Timeline
 Draft User Pay - November 2
 The Treasurer will provide Council the first draft of the user Pay Budgets (Water, Wastewater, Street Lights, and Waste Collection).
 1st Draft Tax Based - November 9
The Treasurer will provide Council the first draft of the Tax Based Operating and Capital Investment Budget. 
 2022 Final User Pay - November 16
The Treasurer will present the final User Pay Budgets for passing (Water, Wastewater, Street Lights, and Waste Collection). 
2nd Draft Tax Based - November 23
The Treasurer will provide Council the second draft of the Tax Based Operating and Capital Investment Budget. 
 Final Draft Tax Based - November 30
The Treasurer will provide the Final Tax Based Draft for passing on December 7th, 2021. All tax impacts will be provided as available in May 2022. 

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Curious about our budget process or have questions? Do not hesitate to reach out to our Treasurer and/or Chair of the Corporate Services Committee. 

Contact the Treasurer

Please visit these pages for additional information regarding budget and finances

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Consolidated Financial Statements
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Property Taxes
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Water Utilities