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Budget and Finance

2021 Budget

Council and Staff are working to ensure the 2021 budget will address the priorities and current needs of the municipality amid the many pressures and uncertainties of the continuing pandemic.

There will be a Special Council Meeting on the municipality’s 2021 Budget on Tuesday January 26, 2021 at 6pm. Jennifer Stover, Director of Corporate Services, will provide an overview of the following:

  • 2019 surplus
  • Impacts the pandemic had on the 2020 budget
  • 2021 Capital Budget (already approved)
  • Operating, Water and Wastewater budgets, and Special Projects to be deliberated at the upcoming February 16 Special Council Meeting

Do you have a question about the 2021 Budget?

Get involved by visiting Jump In Kawartha Lakes

View the proposed budget, past presentations and post your questions. All questions will be answered online and a summary of public input will be included in the presentation

Any member of the public (or group) who would like to speak to Council about a matter that impacts the 2021 Budget can do so in one of three ways:

  1. Submit your questions in advance at Jump In Kawartha Lakes 
  2. Submit your feedback in writing by emailing Agenda Items
  3. Complete a Deputation form (all deputations will be done online through Zoom)
2021 Budget schedule, background presentations and meetings
Date                  Action
June 9, 2020

Committee of the Whole meeting

Council received a presentation from Jennifer Stover, Director of Corporate Services, about the financial position of the municipality in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report below details all capital projects continuing, deferred to fall 2020 and deferred to 2021.

Download the report "Update of 2019 year end, 2020 forecast, and 2021 Budget"

October 6, 2020

Budget Process and Requests

Download presentation, download report. Download Appendix A and Appendix B

November 2020

View the 2021 Capital Budget




The 2021 Capital Budget has been adopted. A final version of the 2021 Capital Budget book will be released later this year.

November 12, 2020


Tax-supported Capital Budget meeting

Electronic meeting live streamed on YouTube.

To make a deputation to Council, please refer to the website.

For agenda details, please visit the website.


Presentation on the proposed 2021 Tax Supported Capital Budget

December 1, 2020

Special Council Meeting - Capital Budget Deliberation


Decision Units

Council Question and Answer

December 11, 2020

View the 2021 Proposed Operating Budget


January 26, 2021


Special Council Meeting - 2021 Budget


The meeting will be live streamed on our YouTube Channel.

February 2, 2021


Special Council Meeting - Agency & Board Presentations, Department Presentations


Boards and agencies will present their 2021 budget requests to Council. In addition, the municipality’s departments will present an overview of their roles, responsibilities, goals and accomplishments to Council. There will be no deliberations at this time.

February 16, 2021


Special Council Meeting  - Budget Deliberations


Council will discuss the 2021 Operating Budget requests, the Water and Wastewater Budget and the Special Projects Budget in more detail. Staff will be available to answer any questions. Council will be deliberating the 2021 Budget at this meeting.

 2020 Budget schedule, background presentations and meetings

June 11, 2019

Presentation to Council of financial matters

September 17 and 18, 2019

2020 Budget presentation and Department Overview to Council

October 29, 2019

Agency and Board presentation to Council (agenda, minutes and livestream)


Council hears agencies and boards' budget requests

November 1, 2019 Proposed 2020 Budget and Business Plan
November 13, 2019

Special Council Budget Meeting - 7pm, Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way

2020 Budget and Business Plan Special Council Presentation

Press release - Public comments support Active Transportation Planning

November 26, 9am and 27, 2019, 1 pm (if needed)

Capital Budget Deliberations/Approval

Press release: Kawartha Lakes Council approves Capital Budget to invest in community's immediate and future needs

December 3, 1pm and December 5, 9am (if needed)

Operating Budget Deliberations/Approval




 Mayor Letham on the 2019 Adopted Budget, Global TV
 2019 Budget and Business Plan

Download the 2019 Budget and Business Plan
2018 Budget and Business Plan

Download the 2018 Budget and Business Plan

Asset Management Plan

10 Year Financial Plan 2018-2027

2019 Consolidated Financial Statements

2018 Audited Financial Statement

2017 Budget and Audited Financial Statements

2016 Budget and Audited Financial Statements

For a copy of the documents listed below, please E-Mail Corporate Services or call 705-324-9411 extension 1316.

2016 budget documents


Visit the Taxes page for information on property taxes, rebates, fees, payment options and more.

View the Council and Committee Calendar for information about upcoming meetings.

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