Operating + capital budgets

Learn more about the budget cycle and the approved operating and capital budgets.

Multi-year budget

The City of Quinte West’s municipal budget is a comprehensive financial plan that outlines the estimated revenue and expenses necessary to provide City-funded municipal services, facilities and resources. It determines the level of service provided to Quinte West residents and guides decisions on City infrastructure.

The City of Quinte West’s new multi-year budget format ensures the strategic goals and priorities identified by Council in the City’s Strategic Plan are appropriately budgeted for over each four-year term.

The new multi-year budget format consists of annual capital and operating budget, 10-year Capital budget forecasts, and 4-year operating budget forecasts in alignment with each four-year term of Council. Beginning in 2023, rather than approving a budget annually, Council will approve budgets for the next four years, subject to annual review.

Funding of this City’s capital and operating budgets is achieved through user fees, service charges, grants, reserves and property taxation. The amount of revenue required from property taxation is used to establish tax rates each year. 

Learn More

  • Watch the Jan. 31, 2023 meeting here.
  • Read the Jan. 31, 2023 council minutes here.

  • Watch the Feb. 15, 2023, meeting here. 

  • Read the Feb. 15, 2023 council minutes here. 
  • View the March 1, 2023 council agenda here.
  • Watch the March 1 special council meeting here. 

How to get involved

Attend and/or provide input at the upcoming council meetings

  • March 22, at 3:00 p.m. –  Special Council Meeting – City Budget.

For more information or if you have any questions, email finance@quintewest.ca.  

City budgets

The City budget considers legislated responsibilities and the expected service levels the community desires. Council reviews and approves capital budgets and operating budgets on an annual basis. Below you will find the budget summaries. For more information on the budget Presentations and Discussions, please review council agendas and minutes.

Operating budget$63,876,500$66,045,500$69,079,500
Capital budget$16,359,500$18,113,500$22,977,000

Water + sewer budgets

Operating budget$18,032,500$18,690,550$19,377,550
Capital budget$4,236,000$10,815,000$7,076,000

Property tax rate increase

Increase for capital1.00%1.00%1.00%
Increase for operating0.93%0.47%0.93%
Total increase1.93%1.47%1.93%
* average increase on residential bill   

Water + sewer rates

Base charge – water$23$24$25
Consumption per cubic metre$1.29$1.31$1.34
Base charge – sewer$36$37$38
Consumption per cubic metre$1.80$2.00$2.10

Water + sewer rates for Prince Edward Estates

Base charge – water $23$24$25
Consumption per cubic metre$1.29$1.31$1.34
Base charge – sewer$91$91$91
Consumption per cubic metre$1.80$2.00$2.10

2021 + 2022 budget documents

Some technical documents and papers make up the detailed budget information package. Summary budget documents are listed below for more detailed information please refer to council meeting minutes. If you require a document in an alternative format, contact 613-392-2841 or finance@quintewest.ca

2019-2020 budget documents

Detailed budget documents are listed below. If you require a document in an alternative format, contact 613-392-2841 or finance@quintewest.ca

Budget structure and process

Through a carefully planned budget, we deliver valuable services to residents. Budget priorities are guided by our strategic plan and engagement with the community. 

City council considers the budget proposed by staff and finally approves a capital and operating budget. The capital covers the building and rebuilding of things such as roads, city facilities, or buying new vehicles. Operating covers the costs of delivering municipal services, such as salaries, supplies and electricity costs. 

Past budgets

If you require budget information before 2019, call 613-392-2841 or email finance@quintewest.ca.

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