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Jump In to the conversation about the 2021 Budget

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Kawartha Lakes – 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 are still many unknowns that will affect our finances such as the future curve of the pandemic and funding from other levels of government. We also have to factor in additional levels of service for the winter with more seasonal residents staying home, provincial restrictions and other aspects of the ‘new normal’. We’ll continue to be agile and keep a close eye on all variables,” stated Jennifer Stover, Director of Corporate Services.

Do you have a question about the 2021 Budget? Now is your chance to Jump In to the conversation.

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

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.

The meeting will be live streamed on the municipality’s YouTube Channel. Tune in to the meeting to learn more about the 2021 budget.

Upcoming Budget Meeting Schedule

Special Council Meeting – 2021 Budget
January 26 at 6pm
Budget overview, deputations and questions.

Special Council Meeting - Agency & Board Presentations, Department Presentations
February 2
 at 9am

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.

Special Council Meeting - Budget Deliberations
February 16 at 1pm

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.

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)

For more information about the 2021 Budget, visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/budget

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