Budget Committee

Committee Members

Warden French (Chair)
Councillor Giguère 
Councillor Ketchabaw
Councillor Marks

The Budget Committee shall:

  • Review and assess budget principles, allocations and related financials, providing advice to the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Finance on the annual budget; 
  • Receive presentations from each department, as required on financial matters; 
  • Evaluate the budgetary implications of proposals for new and substantially revised programs and services in advance of Council’s budget deliberations. 

Elgin County 2021 Budget

At their meeting on February 9, 2021, Elgin County Councillors approved a $72.4 M operating cost budget and a $39.1 M levy – a $1.8 M increase over 2020.  The levy represents a tax increase of 2.9% on an average property and as an example equating to approximately $61 on a $350,000 home. The 2021 Budget is a financial plan that has been developed to produce the best possible outcomes for Elgin County residents in a way that utilizes tax dollars in a prudent and responsible manner. Careful planning, the use of reserves and leveraging debt have allowed for modest, reasonable tax increases over the next ten years.

Budget Committee Agendas and Minutes

Committee meetings are also available on our YouTube channel.