2024 Municipal Budget

The budget is more than just dollars and cents – it impacts you through the programs and services you receive and is one of the Township's most important strategic documents, serving as a guide for everything we do. Each time you enjoy a local park or beach, have your garbage and recycling collected, or use a recently plowed or repaired road, you are seeing your tax dollars at work.

It is South Frontenac's goal to provide a balance of services that improve the quality of life for our residents, while also ensuring we have the organizational capacity to deliver cost-effective services in a changing world.

2024 Budget 

The 2024 Budget was passed at the December 19, 2023 Council meeting. For full details, see the 2024 Budget Project page on engagefrontenac.

Budget Highlights

  • Total operating and capital budget: $44,553,398 million
  • Operating budget of $26,792,892 million
  • Capital budget of $17,766,740 million
  • This represents a 2.74% increase to the average household or $47.04 a year*
  • $2,030,000 in fleet replacement for Fire and Public Services including a new pumper firetruck and two tandems
  • $2,450,000 for Highway 38 reconstruction – transfer to reserves for future funding
  • $3,500,000 for Town Hall expansion
  • $1,432,000 for Bedford Road reconstruction
  • $100,000 for Climate Change initiatives

*based on an average assessment of $278,126

Budget Survey Results 

Thanks to everyone who took our survey to provide feedback on the 2024 budget. 564 people took the survey compared to 585 last year. 69.5% preferred a reasonable increase to property taxes to maintain or enhance services. 

We've posted the full budget survey results on the 2024 South Frontenac Budget page on our public consultation site.  

How Your 2024 Tax Dollars Work for You

infographic of where your tax dollars go



2022 Municipal Budget

The 2022 Municipal Budget is in line with Council’s long-range financial plan which considers the Township’s ability to fund capital and operations over a 10-year period while observing strategic priorities and maintaining tax rate targets and reserve balances. 

Here are some of the initiatives outlined in the budget:

  • Gravel roads and asset management
  • Affordable housing
  • Short-term rentals
  • Shoreline protection
  • By-law enforcement
  • Enhanced recreation, parks & leisure
  • Continued organizational capacity-building

More information about the 2022 Budget, as well as updates, can be found on the Township's CivicWeb portal.

2021 Municipal Budget

At its regular meeting on January 26, 2021, South Frontenac Council approved its 2021 operating and capital budgets for the Township, adopting a financial plan for the year that maintains or enhances existing services, funds numerous capital projects and advances a number of priorities from Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan – all while delivering an average tax payer increase of 1.5%.

In keeping with its vision of being “Natural, Vibrant and Growing – a Progressive Rural Leader”, the 2021 budget continues the Township’s focus on modernizing its operations, investing in its infrastructure, addressing emerging needs such as housing and climate change, and showing regional leadership by offering new or enhanced services for our residents.

The final budget represents $36,700,009 in operating and capital expenditures and reserve transfers, requiring $20,615,543 to be raised from taxation. As a result, a property with the average assessed value of $271,013 will see an increase of $24.40 (1.5%) on their 2021 Township tax bill.

Previous Municipal Budgets - 2011-2020



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