Caledon setting 2017 Budget

Town of Caledon citizens invited to engage in the 2017 Budget process

It’s municipal budget season, with the 2017 draft budget prepared, a number of presentations planned, and anticipated adoption of the Town’s 2017 budget set for December 20, 2016. Open houses, council presentations, one-on-one forums with senior town staff and, of course, online input are options for residents to participate in the budget process.

“The 2017 budget process is underway and the Town is offering great opportunities for Caledon citizens to be involved during this important planning period,” said Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson.

“This budget aligns with the Council Work Plan,” said Mayor Thompson. “Council created a comprehensive Work Plan to guide our activities and budgeting priorities. We asked questions and listened to feedback. We determined priorities based on input from the community, staff and council. On behalf of council and staff, I encourage and welcome all residents to collaborate on the 2017 Budget.”

Budget Open House and One-on-One Forum

On Wed. Nov. 23, 2016 at 7 p.m., Town staff from each department will be available in an open house forum for one-on-one discussion. Small group or individual discussions are a great way to get involved and understand details of projects that will guide Town activities.

Coffee with Council

This is an opportunity to have a conversation with Mayor Thompson and Councillors on municipal matters, including the Town’s 2017 Budget.

Fri. Nov. 18, 2016
Mayfield Recreation Centre
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 19, 2016
Lloyd Wilson Arena
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Caledon Centre for Recreation & Wellness
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tues. Nov. 22, 2016
Bolton Rotary Senior’s Centre
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Council Meetings on the Budget

The following list of dates and times for all Council meetings on the budget taking place at Town Hall at 6311 Old Church Road in Caledon East.

Tues. Nov.15, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Operating Budget

1:00 p.m.
Capital Budget

Tues. Dec 06, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Committee of the Whole – General – Budget

Tues. Dec 20, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Council – Budget

How to Engage in the 2017 Budget Process in the Town of Caledon

Residents wishing to appear before Council to share any concerns or ask questions are invited to attend the December 6, 2016 meeting at Town Hall. Please note that all meetings are open to the public and that the Town Hall and Council Chamber are fully accessible and inclusive spaces.

All information on the 2017 budget will be posted to caledon.ca/budget

For more information and budget updates, follow us on our Facebook facebook.com/YourCaledon and Twitter (@YourCaledon) channels, download Pingstreet caledon.ca/app on your iPhone, BlackBerry or android or visit us on the web at caledon.ca/budget

Email us

If you have a question about the 2017 budget but cannot attend one of the meetings in-person to ask it, please feel free to email it to us at budget@caledon.ca

Accessibility for all citizens at Town Hall

The Council Chamber is an inclusive, accessible space. All materials provided for the budget meetings are available in an alternative format for accessibility accommodations. Please provide advance notice if you require an accessibility accommodation to attend or participate in meetings or to access information in an alternate format. Contact Legislative Services at 905.584.2272 x.2366 or accessibility@caledon.ca.

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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