Get Involved With The 2020 Budget

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Perth South Tax Bill

Perth South’s Property taxes are divided into three separate taxes:

  • Perth South tax levy – This levy is set by Perth South Council to support the infrastructure, programs and services it delivers. This levy makes up 48% of the total Perth South tax bill.
  • Perth County tax levy – This levy is set by Perth County Council to support the programs and services they deliver. This tax levy makes up 30% of the total Perth South tax bill.
  • Education Levy – This levy is set by the Province of Ontario and is allocated to the four local school boards. This levy makes up 22% of the total Perth South tax bill.

Perth South’s Budget

Each year Perth South Council develops a balanced budget that identifies Council’s priorities and allocates funding to the services and programs delivered throughout the year.

The annual budget is made up of two sections: operating and capital and is further divided into business units that are tax levy supported or user fee supported.

  • The operating budget supports the day-to-day programs and services that are delivered to the community.

The tax levy supported business units are: General Government Administration - council, election, and municipal office administration and operations, etc.; Protection of People and Property - fire, police, conservation authorities, by-law enforcement, animal control, etc.; Transportation Services - public works staff, yards, equipment maintenance, road and bridge maintenance, etc.; Environmental Services – landfills, etc.; Health Services – cemetery; Recreation & Culture – recreation, community facilities, libraries, etc.; and Planning and Development – planning and zoning, drainage, etc.

The user fee supported business units include: water systems, street lights, building department services, and in part, waste, recycling and recreation. Separate business units are prepared to ensure that expenses are recovered from those who use the programs and services.

  • The capital budget includes the upgrading or replacement of infrastructure such as buildings, roads and bridges.

Perth South Tax Bill

Perth South’s Property taxes are divided into three separate taxes:

  • Perth South tax levy – This levy is set by Perth South Council to support the infrastructure, programs and services it delivers. This levy makes up 48% of the total Perth South tax bill.
  • Perth County tax levy – This levy is set by Perth County Council to support the programs and services they deliver. This tax levy makes up 30% of the total Perth South tax bill.
  • Education Levy – This levy is set by the Province of Ontario and is allocated to the four local school boards. This levy makes up 22% of the total Perth South tax bill.

Perth South’s Budget

Each year Perth South Council develops a balanced budget that identifies Council’s priorities and allocates funding to the services and programs delivered throughout the year.

The annual budget is made up of two sections: operating and capital and is further divided into business units that are tax levy supported or user fee supported.

  • The operating budget supports the day-to-day programs and services that are delivered to the community.

The tax levy supported business units are: General Government Administration - council, election, and municipal office administration and operations, etc.; Protection of People and Property - fire, police, conservation authorities, by-law enforcement, animal control, etc.; Transportation Services - public works staff, yards, equipment maintenance, road and bridge maintenance, etc.; Environmental Services – landfills, etc.; Health Services – cemetery; Recreation & Culture – recreation, community facilities, libraries, etc.; and Planning and Development – planning and zoning, drainage, etc.

The user fee supported business units include: water systems, street lights, building department services, and in part, waste, recycling and recreation. Separate business units are prepared to ensure that expenses are recovered from those who use the programs and services.

  • The capital budget includes the upgrading or replacement of infrastructure such as buildings, roads and bridges.
  • Thank you for taking the time to participate in this budget survey.

    How do you want to see your tax dollars spent in 2020? Which services are most important to you and why? Perth South Council would like to learn about the priorities and preferences of the residents and business owners in Perth South and this survey is just one of your opportunities to get involved!

    Each of the survey questions regarding Perth South’s portion of the levy in 2019 is based on the Typical/Median property in both the single-family home and farm house and farmland categories as these two categories make up the majority of Perth South’s properties.

    Typical/Median Property

    Residential Property

    (Single Family Home)

    Agricultural Property

    (Farm house and Farmland)

    2019 Assessed Value

    $322,000

    $1,664,700

    Perth South Taxes

    $1,354.42

    $2,266.90

    Perth County Taxes

    $843.30

    $1,411.44

    Education Taxes

    $518.42

    $867.68

    Total Taxes

    $2,716.14

    $4,546.02

    Taking part in this survey will help us understand how well municipal services are understood overall, how they are valued, and which ones are a priority for the people who live here. There is also an opportunity to provide miscellaneous comments.

    The deadline for completing this survey is October 28, 2019. In addition to the on-line submission, paper versions may be returned to the municipal office in St. Pauls. The survey can be submitted during office hours to reception staff and after hours placed in the drop-box outside of the main entrance doors. 


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