News Release: South Frontenac Township Seeking Public Input into 2024 Budget

South Frontenac Township has started to prepare its 2024 budget and is asking residents to take a short survey to share their input. Residents can take the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/SF2024budget by November 8, 2023.

“Engaging the public and hearing what it has to say about services and what impacts their community is important to the Township” says Shelley Stedall, Director of Corporate Services and Treasurer for South Frontenac.

In the past, the Township has asked residents whether they would like to see a reasonable increase to enhance services, increase taxes only enough to maintain current services, or cut services to reduce or maintain the current tax rate. The Township’s 2023 budget resulted in an increase of 2.62% for the average taxpayer, lower than many other municipalities and saw a balance of maintaining services with some enhancements.

One new question in this year’s survey is asking residents what they would define as a “reasonable” increase to ensure the right balance of taxation with providing key services while balancing inflationary pressures.

“I think we’ve done a good job in the past of finding the right balance between taxation and being able to maintain and grow our programs and services. We want residents to weigh in this year to help us understand what our key priorities should be,” says Mayor Ron Vandewal.

Residents can learn more and sign up to receive updates on this year’s budget process on the EngageFrontenac.ca project page.

If you have questions about the survey or the budget process, email communications@southfrontenac.net.

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Contact:
Laurie Swinton
Executive Assistant & Communications Officer
613-376-3027 ext.2260
communications@southfrontenac.net

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