Media Release: Smiths Falls seeks public input for 2022 municipal budget
September 14, 2021
Smiths Falls seeks public input for 2022 municipal budget
The Town of Smiths Falls is seeking public input for the Town’s 2022 municipal budget. Information gained from the consultation process will help inform Council during budget deliberations to ensure funding allocations across all budget lines reflect priorities set by the community.
To participate in the consultation process, residents and taxpayers are encouraged to visit the consultation page on Speak Up Smiths Falls at www.speakupsmithsfalls.com/budget-consultation-2022.On this page, citizens will find a list of important documents to review, including the Public Budget Guide 2022 and the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. A timeline of the consultation period and budget deliberation process is also found here.
Important dates to note for the budget process are:
- 25: 2022 Budget Guidelines report to Committee of the Whole
- 22: 1st Draft of Budget Presented to Committee of the Whole
- 30: Application Deadline for Municipal Grants
- 13: 2nd Draft of Budget Presented to Committee of the Whole
- 17: Final Budget presented to Committee of the Whole
- 31: Budget Approval
Through Speak Up Smiths Falls, citizens are invited to submit their ideas for how funds should be spent in Smiths Falls over the next five years to best serve the needs of the community.
The online public engagement is open from Monday, Sept. 13 to Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Comments received will be forwarded to the appropriate staff person within the Town of Smiths Falls. All feedback is appreciated.
For further information, please contact:
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St N, Box 695
Smiths Falls, ON
613-283-4124 ext. 1117