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Council Highlights: February 2-4, 2022 – Operating Budget Deliberations

February 10, 2022

Operating Budget Approval

Council approved the 2022 tax-supported operating budget of $67.0 million. The municipal operating budget includes a 5.52 per cent tax increase or 3.81 per cent after assessment growth. The 2022 operating budget will result in an estimated increase of $33.07 on an average assessment of $100,000. Council also passed the rate-supported operating budget for water and wastewater services of $10.4 million. Council also approved a new Operating and Capital Budget Policy for the County of Prince Edward.

Municipal Financial Relief Program

Council approved a pilot program to support low-income households in Prince Edward County. Households will be able to apply to one of two streams of the Municipal Financial Relief Program:

  • Qualifying tenants who pay for water and wastewater services can apply for a credit of up to $250 on their water bill.
  • Qualifying home owners can apply for a credit of up to $500 on their property tax account.

Intake for the program is expected to open May 15, 2022.

Presentations and Deputations

Received deputations related to physician recruitment, affordable housing, the Picton BIA and food security.

Next Council Meeting: February 8, 2022

This summary is not a complete record of the proceedings of the meeting. For the official record, please refer to the minutes in the next Council agenda.  A video of this meeting is available on The County’s YouTube Channel.

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