We want your ideas to help shape the 2024 Scugog budget
The Township of Scugog is preparing the 2024 budget and wants to hear from residents and property owners about their budget priorities. Scugog provides programs and services to the community based on an annual Operating and Capital budget. Each year, staff prepares a game plan that takes new ideas for programs and service improvements and runs with them to produce valuable assets that benefit the community.
Long-term sustainability is one of our main goals and as with many other municipalities across Canada, the infrastructure deficit continues to be a major issue that we must continue to address. The Township has made a difference with their multi-year funding plan, however, there is still a long way to go. Solid budget planning will continue to allow for upgrades to existing roads, bridges, sidewalks, piers, parks, and equipment to ensure we are equipped to better serve the community.
Input from the community is a vital part of the budget planning process. Let us know where you would like your tax dollars directed. Visit my.scugog.ca/budget to provide your input to the 2024 Budget survey - the deadline is Saturday, September 30. In addition to the budget feedback form, the My Scugog site provides information on how a municipal budget is built, the budget process timeline, budget facts, Frequently Asked Questions, and a comment form for you to ask a question. Scugog Finance staff are monitoring the site and will respond to questions submitted. They are listening and ready to help you shape the game plan for the future.
Virtual public open house meetings will be hosted in November to review the draft Capital Budget, and in February to review the draft Operating Budget. Details on how to participate in the virtual open house meetings will be communicated through our news feed and through social media @TwpofScugog.