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2022 Budget process

What’s the process and who is involved?

The budget process is about offering valued programs to the community, making strategic investments in infrastructure and keeping property taxes as low as possible. It ensures the town’s resources are spent wisely as well as brings the town’s Strategic Plan to life by providing the necessary funds to move action plans forward.

The Budget Committee is a Standing Committee of Council. Members include the Mayor and four councillors. The 2022 Budget Committee members are Mayor Rob Burton, Ward 6 Town and Regional Councillor Tom Adams (Chair) as well as Ward 3 Town and Regional Councillor Dave Gittings, Ward 5 Town and Regional Councillor Jeff Knoll and Ward 7 Town and Regional Councillor Pavan Parmar.

The Budget Committee receives an overview of the town’s finances and a draft plan on how we will deliver our programs and services for the coming year. The town’s Commission (business area) staff will present highlights of their proposed budgets. The Budget Committee reviews the plans, makes recommendations to the proposed budget, and approves requests to ensure appropriate funds are allocated for program and service delivery for that year.

Once the Budget Committee approves the proposed budget, it goes to Town Council for a vote.

Budget Committee meetings

Due to COVID-19, attendance at Town Hall is restricted and public meetings are being held by videoconference only. Meetings will be available to the public on our Live Stream page and the Town of Oakville YouTube channel.

June 21, 2021 – the first meeting of the 2022 Budget Committee was held to commence the budget process. At this meeting, Councillor Tom Adams was appointed as a Chair of the 2022 Budget Committee. For more information, please review the June 21 staff report.

June 21, 2021 – staff provided an overview of the 2022 budget process as well as the preliminary budget forecast. For more information, please review the June 21 staff report and June 21 staff Budget Overview presentation (pdf).

November 16, 2021, 1:30 p.m. – overview and release of the 2022 budget book and rates and fees. Review our news release for more information. 

November 23, 2021, 9:30 a.m. – Commissioner presentations to review program budgets in more detail

November 30, 2021, 9:30 a.m. – public delegations

December 2, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – public delegations

December 14, 2021, 1:30 p.m. – Budget Committee deliberations and recommendations

2022 Budget Virtual Open House

Join us on Thursday, November 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. for an opportunity to ask questions about Council’s key budget priorities and the 2022 Budget.

This open house will be hosted by Councillor Tom Adams, Budget Committee Chair, who will be available, along with members of the town’s finance team, to answer questions from residents.

How to join the meeting

Please email budget@oakville.ca to be provided with the Zoom link.

How to submit a question

You can submit your questions to budget@oakville.ca in advance of the open house, or ask your questions live during the meeting by using Zoom’s question and answer function.

Council meeting

Monday, December 20, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Council Chamber, Town Hall
1225 Trafalgar Road

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Halton Region launches COVID-19 vaccination clinic online booking system for residents 80 and older

Halton Region has launched their online booking system and is inviting all residents who are 80 years of age and older to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment! Residents can book at any location that is most convenient. In Oakville, the site is St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street West. This is an initial location and other clinics may be identified as required. 

Residents who require additional booking support can call Halton Region at 311 and a customer service representative will be available to help. If you have a family member, friend or neighbour who is 80 years of age or older and may need some assistance, we encourage you to reach out and help them register online. Halton Region has also arranged for free transportation to and from the clinics for residents who require it.

Please remember that these clinics are not open to the general public at this time and are for Halton residents that are eligible. There are no walk-in appointments.

For updates on when it will be your turn to get vaccinated, the latest information on vaccine safety and Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines.

Oakville residents invited to 12th annual Family Day festivities

Hundreds of free activities and events taking place across Oakville  

The Town of Oakville’s popular Family Day celebration returns on Monday, February 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a full day of free activities and special events for all ages and abilities to enjoy. The annual tradition promoting the benefits of active, healthy lifestyles is sponsored by Genworth Canada.

Participants can take part in a variety of classes including Bollywood Dancing, yoga and Beach Ball Volleyball or visit Oakville Museum to learn about local history. Families can enjoy Storytime at select Oakville Public Library branches; get their picture taken on a Zamboni at River Oaks and Glen Abbey community centres and Joshua’s Creek Arenas; catch the Oakville Blades play the Burlington Cougars at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex; and take part in free swimming and skating at participating pools and arenas.

The DuffleBag Theatre Company will also present Beauty and the Beast at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. Tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance at oakvillecentre.ca or by calling 905-815-2021. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $5.

Family Day locations:

  • Glen Abbey Community Centre and Library
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Library
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
  • River Oaks Community Centre
  • Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
  • Trafalgar Park Community Centre
  • Joshua’s Creek Arenas
  • Oakville Museum
  • Peter Gilgan Family YMCA
  • Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (Oakville Lacrosse)

Domino’s Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase from Iroquois Ridge, Trafalgar Park, QEPCCC, Glen Abbey and River Oaks community centres, and Joshua’s Creek Arenas. All proceeds from pizza sales will go to the town’s Recreation Connection Fund helping families in need participate in recreation programs. Puckz on the Fly Puckz Pub will be offer many food and beverage options at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Visit Family Day page for the full event schedule.

2019 Budget documents released

Get involved. Budget meetings start in January 
The proposed 2019 operating and capital budgets were presented to the Budget Committee yesterday, achieving Council’s direction to keep the total property tax increase in line with inflation. 
Town staff recommended a budget that results in a 3.10 per cent increase to the town’s portion of the tax bill, for an overall property tax increase of 2 per cent when combined with the estimated regional and educational tax levies.
“It’s a fiscally responsible budget that makes strategic investments in our community to enhance our infrastructure, while delivering the high-quality services our residents want and expect,” said Mayor Rob Burton.
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Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan

Oakville’s TMP, Switching Gears (pdf) looks at all modes of transportation including public transit, walking, cycling and ride-sharing along with strategic roadway improvements to ensure the safe, convenient and efficient movement of people and goods.

Launched in 2013, Switching Gears is the town’s guiding document for developing practical, sustainable, long-term plans to guide the town’s transportation system to meet the needs of its anticipated growth to 2031. It incorporates transportation, land use planning and financial strategy which respects the social, environmental and economic goals as defined in the Livable Oakville Plan, the Halton Region Official Plan and other provincial strategies. It also aligns with other key studies including the town’s Active Transportation Master Plan and Halton’s Transportation Plan – The Road to Change.

It’s time for Oakville to update its TMP

Oakville is growing and changing. Over the next few decades, the town expects to see increased traffic due to population and employment growth. To address this challenge, staff is looking for responsible and effective ways to handle the growing demand including finding a balance for strategic road improvements, with the need to provide a greater range of transportation choices to reduce the number of vehicles on the road.

The 2017 TMP Update will review the transportation network improvements focusing on future transit targets to accommodate growth to 2031, and provide input into the town’s upcoming Development Charge By-Law.

Public consultation

Building on the success of the town’s recent Active Transportation Master Plan update, Goods Movement Study and Pedestrian Safety Study, staff will be seeking public feedback to guide the TMP update. The 2017 TMP Update is following the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (as amended, 2015) process involving two consultation meetings between May and December 2017. Continue reading Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan