Budget & Taxes

2023 Budget: Goals & Objectives

The major goal of the 2023 budget is to position the Village for economic, environmental, and social success in a post pandemic environment.

This will be achieved through a number of medium- and short-term actions based on the strategic discussions the administration has had with current and past Councils.

  • • Maintain effective levels of service for Village residents without increasing property tax revenue on existing development or municipal utility rates in 2023.
  • • Actively pursue the potential amalgamation of the Village with the County of Clearwater as recommended in the Regional Governance Structuring Study. This will depend on the detailed Amalgamation Study currently underway.
Village of Caroline
Village of Caroline
  • • Promote the goal of Caroline becoming a more financially robust hub within the County and develop economic development strategies, in partnership with the County.
  • • Promote and support the Main Street commercial area as a key aspect of community identity, tourism, and service.
  • • Promote and develop authentic community events and attractions that support residents, visitors, and tourists.
  • • Support local agencies in providing support services for seniors, and vulnerable members of our community through FCSS, United Way, 211 and other programs.

2023 Capital Budget

The major capital projects in the 2023 Capital Budget are as follows:

  • Capital Infrastructure and Wastewater Study. $75,000 (MSI)
  • Old Garage: Brownfield Remediation. $40,000 (CCBF)
  • Pedestrian Crossing: Highway 54th and 52nd, Street. $40,000 (MSI)
  • Pickup Truck and Snowblower. $85,000 (MSI)
  • Geotechnical evaluation: 52 Street, 52ndStreet Crescent and 51st Close.  $38,089 (MSI)

MSI: Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding

CCBF: Canada Community-Building Fund

Key Messages

The key messages regarding the Operating and Capital Budget for 2023 are as follows:

  • There is no increase in total taxation on properties existing in 2022.Therefore residents can expect similar municipal taxes in 2023.
  • There is no increase in the rates for water and wastewater.
  • The budget includes a number of initiatives to increase partnerships and promote the Village as a tourist hub.
  • The budget includes a number of initiatives to increase partnerships and promote the Village as a tourist hub.
  • There are only two capital items capital items proposed for 2023. Additional items in the Capital plan can be considered utilizing Federal and Provincial grants.
  • Major infrastructure upgrades are required in the Village. However, these can only be addressed if amalgamation occurs, or major Provincial or Federal funding becomes available.
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2021, 2022 & 2023 FINAL BUDGET DOCUMENTS