The City of Quinte West has released its proposed 2024 budget in a new budget book format this year. The new budget book helps to centralize and improve the transparency of the City’s annual budget information, recommendations, and forecasts for Council and the public. The 2024 Budget Book is being released in versions to allow Council and the public the greatest amount of time possible to review next year’s proposed budget.
Subject to Council approval, the 2024 budget proposes an average residential tax increase of 9.26%. The proposed tax increase will raise municipal taxes by $322 for the average Quinte West residential homeowner in 2024.
The proposed 9.26% tax increase represents the additional revenue needed to pay for inflation, growth and service level change costs anticipated by the City’s internal departments, the external partner agencies that receive funding from the City, and to fund the capital levy. The expenses in each of these areas will be reviewed by Council during a two-day Special Council meeting Dec. 6-7. Council will review the City’s proposed 2024 departmental budgets at the meeting on Dec. 6, and all requests for funding from external agencies and community groups on Dec. 7.
The City’s proposed 2024 budget was developed with input from residents and community members, Council and all City departments. New this year, the City offered a virtual budget engagement process on the City’s public engagement website, Get Involved Quinte West. The engagement process welcomed questions, ideas, and surveys from residents and community members to help shape the 2024 budget.
Budget review process
2024 Budget Book – Version One
- Posted on the City’s website on Nov. 30, 2023.
- Presented to Council at the Dec. 6 and 7, 2023 Special Council meetings.
2024 Budget Book – Updated
- Posted on the City’s website on Jan. 10, 2024.
- Presented to Council at the Jan. 17, 2024 Special Council meeting.
- This version will include changes and recommendations from the December Special Council meetings.
2024 Budget Book – Approved
- Posted on the City’s website upon approval of the 2024 budget.
Quinte West residents are welcome to provide comments or address Council as part of the budget review process. Public input can be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org for distribution as correspondence to Council.
Individuals that wish to address Council in-person or virtually at an upcoming Council meeting can attend any of the budget review meetings to speak during the public input period. More information about the City’s Speaking at Council process is available at quintewest.ca.
More information about the City’s budget is available at quintewest.ca/budget.