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Preparation of the Municipality of Port Hope's budget is among the most important tasks for Council each year. The process is a lengthy one as the budget provides a foundation to meet the public service needs of our residents and to make decisions on municipal infrastructure. The goal is to provide quality service while maintaining property taxes at a reasonable and affordable level.

Operating and Capital Budget Process

Typically the annual proposed Budget is presented to Budget Committee. As a result of the declaration of a state of emergency by the Province of Ontario due to the COVID-19 pandemic Budget Committee meetings have been cancelled. Items that were previously presented to Budget Committee are now being brought forward to Finance Committee.

The annual proposed Budget is presented to Finance Committee typically at the beginning of December. Finance Committee debates on items to be included in the Budget over two full day sessions. We encourage public participation in the draft budget process. After Finance Committee finalizes the draft budget it is presented to Council for final approval typically at the end of December.

Finance Committee meetings are open to the public, advertised in Northumberland News and on our website.

You can view previous Budget Committee meetings as early as 2016 on YouTube. You can also view the Agendas and Minutes through our Council Portal.

Contact the Finance Office for questions about the budget or budget process.

Operating and Capital Budgets

Our annual operating and capital budgets are an estimate of expenses and revenues. These expenses and revenues are associated with the services provided to our community.

2021 Approved Budget

 2021 Budget Overview 

2021 Operating and Capital Budget Media Release

2021 Operating and Capital Budget By-law 70-2020

2021 Operating and Capital Budget Appendix A

2021 Operating and Capital Budget Appendix B

2021 Community Grant Summary

2021 Donation Summary

2021 Proposed Budget

A Special Finance Committee meeting was held on Monday, December 7, 2020 and continued on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to review and consider the 2021 proposed budget via zoom web conference. To see the recordings of the December 7 and December 8 Special Finance Committee meetings, please visit our Council webpage under the Special/Public Meetings tab. Please note that the meeting dates were advertised via newspaper and on the Municipal website two (2) weeks prior to the 2021 Budget Review meeting with Finance Committee.

The 2021 proposed Budget development documents are posted below.

2021 Operating and Capital Budget Presentation

2021 Operating and Capital Budget Presentation Part 1

2021 Operating and Capital Budget Presentation Part 2

2021 Operating Budget Detail

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Council

2021 Proposed Operating Budget - CAO

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Corporate Services

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Finance & Human Resources

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Municipal Project Staff

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Community Development

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Fire & Emergency Services

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Parks, Recreation & Culture

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Corporate Facilities

2021 Proposed Operating Budget - Works and Engineering

2021 Proposed Operating Budget – Library

2021 Proposed Operating Budget - Police 

2021 Proposed Operating Budget - Non-Departmental 

2021 Capital Budget
Included in Proposed Budget

2021 Proposed Capital Summary

2021 Proposed Capital Detail - Administration

2021 Proposed Capital Detail - Fire & Emergency Services

2021 Proposed Capital Detail - Parks, Recreation & Culture

2021 Proposed Capital Detail - Corporate Facilities

2021 Proposed Capital Detail - Works and Engineering - General

2021 Proposed Capital Detail - Works and Engineering – Utilities

2021 Proposed Capital Detail - Library 

2021 Proposed Capital Detail - Police

Not Included in Proposed Budget

2021 Capital Summary - Not Included

2021 Capital Detail - Not Included

2021 Capital Carry Forward
2021 Capital Carry Forward
2021 Service Level Change Recommendations

2021 Service Level Change Recommendation – Summary

2021 Service Level Change Recommendation – Communications Assistant

2021 Service Level Change Recommendation – Conversion to FT HR Assistant

2021 Service Level Change Recommendation – Conversion to FT Marketing CSA

2021 Community Grant Requests

2021 Community Grant Requests - Summary

Capitol Theatre

Community Care Northumberland

Critical Mass

Cultivate Festival

Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny Part 1

Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny Part 2

Green Wood Coalition

Santa Parade

SONG

2021 Donation Requests

2021 Donation Requests - Summary

District 12 Senior Games

La Jeunesse

Northumberland Hills Studio Tour

Northumberland Navy League Branch

Port Hope High School

St. Mary High School

 2021 Budget Development
2021 Budget Development Initiation

2021 Budget Development Initiation Revisit

2020 Approved Water and Wastewater Budget

Our Water and Wastewater page includes more information about your water and wastewater.

2020 Water and Wastewater Overview

2020 Water and Wastewater Budget By-law 48/2020

2020 Operating Budget 

2020 Approved Operating Budget - Water 

2020 Approved Operating Budget - Wastewater 

2020 Capital Budget

2020 Approved Capital Budget

2020 Approved Capital Detail - Utilities

2020 Approved Budget

2020 Budget Overview

2020 Operating Budget 

2020 Capital Budget

2020 Service Level Changes 

2020 Committees of Council 

2020 Approved Committees of Council

2020 Community Grants 

2020 Approved Community Grants Summary

2020 Donations 

2020 Approved Donation Summary

Past Budgets

2019 Budget

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More Financial Reports

You can visit our Financial Reports page to keep up to date with our financial information.

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Fees and Charges

Learn more about the Municipality of Port Hope's fees and charges.

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Property Taxes

Our Property Taxes page includes more information about your property taxes.

Donations and Community Grants

The Municipality of Port Hope offers a variety of ways to donate and community grants.

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Community Grants

Please visit our Community Grants page for information about our Community Grant program.

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Donations

Please visit our Donations page for information about our Donation process.