2024 Municipal Budget Process

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.

Take our Budget Survey 

We are now seeking public input for the 2024 budget. You can provide input in a number of ways:

  • Take a short 5-minute survey before November 8, 2023
  • Go to the 2024 South Frontenac Budget page on EngageFrontenac.ca and share your thoughts under the Ideas tab or ask a question in the Questions tab.
  • Members of the public can also register with James Thompson, Clerk, jthompson@southfrontenac.net to appear before Council or provide written or verbal comments at the November 7, 2023 Council meeting.
  • More information about the 2024 Budget, as well as updates, can be found on the Township's CivicWeb portal 

2023 Budget 

On March 7, 2023, Council approved the 2023 budget of $37.4 million. The budget represents a 2.62 per cent tax increase or $43.91 a year for the average taxpayer for the Township portion*. You can read the full budget here on our engagefrontenac budget project page.

Budget Highlights

  • Total operating budget of $25,428,671 and capital budget of $11,978,750
  • Assessment growth of 1.45%
  • $8.37 million for roads projects in 2023, with major road projects including sections of Sunbury Road, Alton Road, and North Shore Road, funds allocated for updating gravel roads, and culvert replacements at Wilmer Road and Opinicon Road
  • $575,000 to purchase a new tanker for South Frontenac Fire and Rescue
  • $120,000 to resurface Glendower courts and $124,000 for new playground equipment in Harrowsmith and Inverary
  • $100,000 towards climate change strategy and initiatives
  • $120,000 towards Highway 38 preliminary design (Kingston Rd to Murton Rd)
  • Strategic Plan update for the Township
  • Townhall expansion design

How Your 2023 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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