Have Your Say on 2019 Budget Priorities

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The Town of Conception Bay South understands that you care how your property tax dollars are spent. We invite you to use our interactive budget tool to help us understand your priorities on various civic services.

Building a budget requires balancing affordability for taxpayers and delivery of services that residents expect. The Town must determine what matters most and make choices between what the community wants and needs with what we can afford.

This is an opportunity to suggest how municipal spending should be prioritized.

The interactive budget tool helps you to understand how the budget process works, and allows you to see the immediate impact of changing funding on service levels. From this interactive tool, you’ll learn:

1) How your tax dollars are allocated among services.

2) How changes to funding will affect service levels.

3) The challenges of balancing property tax increases and desired service levels.

Your participation and input will provide us with helpful information to support the 2019 budget process. The results of the exercise will be reviewed by Council and shared with the public as part of the budget process.

Thank you for your participation!

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Fire Department

Your choice

The Fire Department provides fire protection and rescue services for residents and community members. The Town’s two fire stations are staffed by officers and firefighters who provide 24/7 coverage. Last year, the Fire Department responded to approximately 1,200 calls.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for the Fire Department?
$0
4,592,620.8
3,061,747.2
-$765,437
$765,437

Humane Services - Animal Protection & Welfare

Your choice

Humane services is responsible for animal control, pet licensing and adoption, and investigation of animal abuse, roaming and other related animal activities.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Humane Services?
$0
383,840.4
255,893.6
-$63,973
$63,973

Snow Clearing

Your choice

The Town strives to provide an effective and efficient winter control program for residents and the traveling public by condition monitoring, anti-icing/de-icing, snow clearing, sidewalk snow-clearing and snow removal. Municipal workers are responsible for clearing 237 km of public roads, 31 km of sidewalks, and 75,000 m2 of public/parking lots. With the current full fleet in operation, it takes approximately 8 hours to clear the entire Town.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Snowclearing Services?
$0
1,781,644.8
1,187,763.2
-$296,941
$296,941

Road Maintenance

Your choice

The Town operates and maintains approximately 480 lane kilometers of road infrastructure. Services range from asphalt maintenance, shouldering, ditching, maintaining traffic lights, pavement marking, as well as sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs. Local roads comprise most of the Town roads, with a few collector roads connecting the provincially-owned roads, such as Conception Bay Highway and Topsail Road to Peacekeepers Way and Manuels Access.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Road Maintenance Services?
$0
4,119,816
2,746,544
-$686,636
$686,636

Waste Collection & Recycling

Your choice

This service is responsible for curbside waste and recycling collection, bulk waste collection, and disposal at a waste and recycling management facility. The Town is currently in the process of phasing in automated waste collection for residents, which will take place over a three year period. The new collection process is a cleaner, safer and smarter way to collect garbage, which will reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill, as well as the Town’s operational health and safety costs.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Waste Collection & Recycling Services?
$0
1,661,511.6
1,107,674.4
-$276,919
$276,919

Recreation Facilities

Your choice

There are a number of recreational facilities located throughout the Town for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. Our facilities include a the Recreation Complex, which features a pool and a squash court, the Robert French Memorial Stadium, the Conception Bay South Arena, as well as and numerous ball fields, parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and a volleyball court. There are also many green spaces and T'Railway access locations throughout the Town.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Recreation Facilities?
$0
2,730,151.2
1,820,100.8
-$455,025
$455,025

Recreation & Leisure Services

Your choice

Year-round, the Town hosts an array of special events, recreational programs, and activities for all ages and abilities. The Town plans and organizes a week-long winter and summer festival (Winterfest and the Kelligrews Soiree, respectively) to promote community pride, healthy living, and tourism. Other services include, but are not limited to: child day camp programs, walking programs, skating and swimming programs, seniors bus outings, and celebrations for Canada Day, New Year’s and Christmas.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Recreation & Leisure Services?
$0
1,709,300.4
1,139,533.6
-$284,883
$284,883

Bylaw Enforcement

Your choice

The Enforcement Division is responsible for investigation and enforcement of Town regulations, including the waste disposal and property regulations, anti-litter regulations, building regulations, fence regulations, snow clearing regulations, noise and nuisance regulations, etc.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Bylaw Enforcement Services?
$0
536,271.6
357,514.4
-$89,379
$89,379

Maintenance of Buildings & Facilities

Your choice

The Town strives to ensure its buildings and sites are maintained in the best possible manner for the enjoyment of everyone. This include building upgrades, painting, as well as maintenance of fire alarm, sprinkler and mechanical systems. Other maintenance items include exterior grounds maintenance, such as mowing, fertilizing, and planting of trees/shrubs, and maintenance of the dog park. All recreational sites (ball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, skate park and beach volleyball), are regularly groomed and prepped for all users.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Maintenance of Buildings & Facilities?
$0
830,944.8
553,963.2
-$138,491
$138,491

Senior's Tax Incentive

Your choice

The Senior’s Tax Incentive is a 5% property tax discount available to taxpayers who meet the criteria outlined in the senior’s tax incentive policy.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain the Senior’s Tax Incentive?
$0
252,000
168,000
-$42,000
$42,000

Low Income Tax Reduction

Your choice

The Low Income Tax Reduction is a 10% Property Tax Reduction offered by the Town to low income families,
or a 20% Property Tax Reduction offered by the Town to senior citizens who are in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement, and who meet the criteria outlined in the Senior’s Discount Policy.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain the Low Income Tax Incentive?
$0
180,000
120,000
-$30,000
$30,000

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