Budget 2018

What We Heard - Report on Community Input [PDF 1.5MB]


Council and staff are in the process of creating the budget for 2018. 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.

Community Input

Council and staff will host a series of three public meetings on the draft 2018 budget. These will take place at the end of October 2017 and will be held in Crofton, Chemainus, one meeting in the municipality's South End area this year at Island Savings Centre. 

Your participation is an essential part of the process. We want to hear your input and your priorities for the upcoming year. By joining the conversation in October, you can impact the final budget for 2018.

Please join us from 6:00 - 8:00pm for one of these three public meetings to learn about the draft 2018 budget and what it means for you!

- October 23, 2017 - Island Savings Centre ("Cowichan Suite/Mesachie Room")
- October 25, 2017 - Crofton Community Centre
- October 26, 2017 - Chemainus Seniors' Centre

Learn & Engage: Drop-in Open House - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting: Q&A with the Mayor & staff - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Budget 2018 Documents

 Meeting Schedule - 2018 Budget Process

August 16, 2017 Council Meeting Budget Outlook and preliminary Council guidance on budget 1:30 PM
October 23, 2017 Public Meeting Island Savings Centre 6 - 8:00 PM
October 25, 2017 Public Meeting Crofton Community Centre 6 - 8:00 PM
October 26, 2017 Public Meeting Chemainus Seniors' Centre 6 - 8:00 PM
November 6, 2017 Committee of the Whole (COW) Council Update on Public Meetings and review guidance on budget. Initial Operating Budget presented to Council 6:00 PM
November 14, 2017 Public Works Committee (PWC) Public Works Committee reviews Roads & Sidewalks Capital Program 12 noon
November 27, 2017 COW Financial Plan and proposed Capital Expenditure Plan (2018 - 2022) 6:00 PM
December 4, 2017 COW Grant-in Aid review and approval 6:00 PM
December 11, 2017 COW Review Financial Plan and proposed Utility Budgets and Rates 6:00 PM
December 18, 2017 COW Review Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Plan 6:00 PM
March 5, 2018 COW

Workshop on distribution of tax rates

6:00 PM
March 19, 2018 COW Tax Distribution 6:00 PM
April 9, 2018 COW

Finalize tax rates

6:00 PM
April 18, 2018 Council Meeting Tax Rates Bylaw introduced for first three readings 1:30 PM
May 2, 2018 Council Meeting Adopt Tax Rates and Financial Plan Bylaws 1:30 PM



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