2019 Budget summary

2019 non-tax supported operating budget

The approved 2019 non-tax supported operating budget represents the City of Guelph’s commitment to maintaining the health and safety of the community, meeting legislative requirements and providing exceptional customer service. The City’s non-tax supported operating budget is comprised of Stormwater Services, Water Services, Wastewater Services, Ontario Building Code (OBC) Administration, and Court Services.

The total approved 2019 non-tax supported operating budget is $79,065,538.

Minutes of Guelph City Council – Special Meeting2019 approved non-tax supported operating budget2019 stormwater rate base charges bylaw2019 Water and wastewater fees and charges bylawStaff report: 2019 non-tax supported operating budget

2019 Capital budget and 2020-2028 forecast

The 2019 approved capital budget and 2020-2028 forecast is the City of Guelph’s plan to enable the City to live within its means while taking care of what it owns and plan for the future. Through the capital budget, the City is investing capital funds into Guelph’s infrastructure, ensuring current and future generations will be able to enjoy all the opportunities Guelph has to offer. The budget focuses on taking care of existing infrastructure, systems and programs to ensure the community’s health and safety, and meeting legislative requirements. It strives to balance affordability for the community with current capital and infrastructure needs.

The total approved 2019 capital budget is $87,370,100

2019 approved capital budget and 2020-2028 capital forecast2019 capital project descriptionsStaff report: 2019-2028 capital budget and forecast

2019 tax supported operating budget

The 2019 tax supported operating budget focuses on delivering the services and programs that matter most to our community while remaining affordable for taxpayers. The total 2019 net tax supported operating budget is $244,126,832. In addition to the base budget increase, Council will also consider:

  • City departmental budget requests totaling $2,305,705
  • Local board budget requests totaling $558,200

2019 approved tax supported operating budget2019 user fee guideStaff report: 2019 tax supported operating budget

2019 local boards and shared services operating budget

The City of Guelph’s 2019 local boards and shared services operating budget includes:

  • Guelph Public Library Board
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
  • County of Wellington Social Services and Social Housing
  • The Elliott
  • Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA)
  • Guelph Police Service Board

With the exception of the DGBA, the City’s share of these services is funded through taxes. The DGBA is funded through a separate charge that is levied only on those commercial businesses within the Downtown Secondary Plan boundaries. Collectively, these budgets have been extracted from the City’s traditional tax-supported operating budget.

2019 Local boards approved budgetStaff report: 2019 proposed local boards and shared services budgetCounty of Wellington Committee Report 2019 Budget – Social Services