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2022 Business Plan & Budget


November 2021

2022 Business Plan and Budget


County Council adopted the 2022 Business Plan and Budget with amendments at the regular December 8, 2021, County Council meeting.

Council also received seven notices of motion for consideration when Council resumes on January 12, 2022, to adopt the budget by-law.

More information, including the impact of the County’s 2022 Budget on municipal taxes, will be confirmed at that time.

Highlights of the 2022 Budget include:

  • a $64.5 million capital plan that invests in information technology, equipment, fleet vehicles, and infrastructure renewal, encompassing roads and bridges, water and wastewater systems, social housing and corporate facilities, and more;
  • business plans for two new significant investments from the provincial government to support the health and wellbeing of those needing long term care supports, specifically for personal care in Woodingford Lodge, the County’s long-term care homes, as well as in-home services delivered by Paramedic Services through a new Community Paramedicine Program, both fully funded by the Province in the amounts of $2 million and $2.4 million respectively;
  • a Housing Strategy that identifies gaps across the housing continuum and action required to meet the County’s immediate and future needs, an initiative that also leverages provincial funding to establish an additional 66 affordable units in Oxford during 2022.

For past updates and budget meeting recordings, please visit Speak Up, Oxford!

2022 Draft Business Plan & Budget     
Council Report CS 2021-56 - 2022 Business Plans and Budget (Dec 8)
Council presentation: 2022 Business Plan & Budget (Nov 10)
News release: Special budget meetings begin for 2022 Budget (Nov 12)


Special County Council budget meetings


Special budget meetings of County Council take place on: 

   Wednesday, November 17  
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Presentation

   Wednesday, November 24
   2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    
   Presentation

The budget will be presented for approval at the regularly scheduled County Council meeting taking place Wednesday, December 8 at 9:30 a.m.   Agenda

Budget meetings are streamed live at www.oxfordcounty.ca/livestream.

Council reports, budget documents and recordings of special budget meetings are posted to Speak Up, Oxford!

 

2022 Budget Survey 


Between June 9 and August 31, 2021, a total of 596 people took part in the 2022 Budget Survey. Your feedback told us that housing, garbage and recycling, and long-term care were highest on your list of priorities for services delivered by Oxford County.

You also told us that roads and bridges, paramedic services (ambulance), and community planning are services you want to continue to maintain at their current levels.

Of those who responded to the survey, 75% said they received "fair" or "good" value for their Oxford County tax dollars.





 

About the Oxford County budget and tax levy

Oxford County's annual business plan and budget is guided by Council’s strategic priorities as set out in the Strategic Plan. The County's fiscal year is from January 1 to December 31.

Oxford County residents do not pay taxes directly to the County. The County tax levy is added to the tax bill in each area municipality and then transferred to the County from Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, Ingersoll, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg, Woodstock and Zorra. The County's annual budget is then financed by these tax levies as well as government funding, reserve funding, and fees from development charges, water and wastewater, etc. For more information, see the Oxford County infographic, "Your Tax Dollars Explained."

Tax levies collected by the County are used to: 

  • maintain and manage County infrastructure, including bridges and highways, drinking water, wastewater, and garbage and recycling;   
  • deliver social services, ambulance, and long-term care services directed by the provincial government;
  • provide development and community planning for each area municipality and the County as a whole;          
  • maintain county-wide information systems, library services and archives; and,   
  • administer the Provincial Offences Court.

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