The Municipality of North Grenville has begun its 2021 Budget process, which includes a number of opportunities for members of the public, business leaders and community organizations to participate and provide input.
“Due to COVID-19, the budget process will look different this year. However, as always, Council is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for individuals and community groups to share perspectives, requests and priorities for the 2021 Budget and beyond,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
The 2021 budget process officially kicked off with an invitation to members of the public and community organizations who wish to make a specific budget request to fill out the Budget Request Form available at www.northgrenville.ca/budget.
Hard copies are also available at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 CR44, Kemptville) and the North Grenville Public Library (1 Water St., Kemptville). The deadline to submit a formal budget request is October 30, 2020.
The Municipality of North Grenville will be hosting two virtual Public Open Houses later this fall to present and receive public input on the draft 2021 Budget.
A Budget Feedback Form will be available to provide those members of the public who cannot attend the meetings an opportunity to provide their input.
“Municipal staff will incorporate all input from residents in a report to Council for their consideration as part of the process for the development of North Grenville’s budget,” added Chief Administrative Officer Gary Dyke.
In 2020, the Municipality developed its first ever multi-year budget, which anticipated expenditures and revenue for every year up until 2023. This enabled staff and Council to take a longer view, and plan ahead for potential projects. Each year’s budget will continue to be presented to the community and staff for significant discussion and debate before it is formally adopted.
For updates related to the budget process visit: www.northgrenville.ca/budget.
2021 Budget Key Dates:
- Community Budget requests (online form): October 9 – 30, 2020
- Draft Budget book presented online: November 27, 2020
- Public presentation and online discussion: December 3, 2020
- Public presentation and online discussion: December 7, 2020
- Presentation of Draft Budget: January 14, 2020