Council and staff are in the process of creating the budget for 2016. Each year as part of the budget process, choices must be made to balance the needs and wants within the municipality. The draft budget is based on Council’s direction to focus the budget on delivering priority projects, maintaining existing service levels, planning for infrastructure renewal, and delivering targeted community revitalization projects.
Council and staff hosted a series of four public meetings on the draft 2016 budget in January 2016. Meetings were held in Crofton, Maple Bay, South End, and Chemainus.
Town Hall meetings started with a presentation from the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer on the draft budget, and then attendees were invited to participate in roundtable sessions to gather their input. The agenda for the Town Hall meetings is available here [PDF - 168 KB].
To complement these meetings, North Cowichan also ran an online survey from December 22, 2015 to February 1, 2016, asking participants to rate their satisfaction with North Cowichan’s service delivery and to provide input on priorities. Public input received through both the Town Hall meetings and the online survey will help guide Council in finalizing the 2016 - 2020 Financial Plan by May 15, 2016.
A summary of public input received during the town hall meetings and through the online survey has been compiled by staff, and is available below.
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Draft Budget Documents
- What We Heard: Report on Community Input - Town Hall Meetings on the Draft 2016 Budget and Online Survey [PDF - 1.7 MB] - February 2016
- Town Hall presentation from the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer - Draft 2016 Budget: Your Budget. Your Community. Let's Connect. [PDF - 1.9 MB] - January 2016
- The 2016-2020 Budget Review document [PDF - 325 KB] provides an overview of the draft financial allocations that were presented to Council on December 10, 2015.
- The 2016-2020 Capital Expenditure Program document [PDF - 250 KB] provides a specific review of the Capital expenditures that were presented to Council on November 16, 2015. Capital costs include money spent on acquiring or maintaining fixed assets, such as land, buildings, and equipment.
- The 2016-2020 Budget Review document [PDF - 385 KB] provides an overview of the draft financial allocations that were presented to Council on October 29, 2015.
- View the list of Council's Meetings [PDF - 140 KB] on the 2016 budget development.