Budget Planning-BANNER 2022-01

2022 Budget planning begins now!

The District of Sechelt is aiming for early approvals for its 2022 Five-Year Financial Plan.

The Provisional Budget Book was presented to Council at the November 10, 2021, Committee of the Whole meeting. 

To date, District staff have reviewed operational processes and updated departmental budgets for Council’s consideration. Business cases for new and one-time operating requests, as well as capital projects, have been prepared by staff. Community associations provided requests on behalf of their members. All of this information is included in the Provisional Budget Book

The District received feedback from the community on their priorities for the 2022 budget by way of a survey between August 3 and September 6. View the Public Survey Results at page 198 of the Nov 10, 2021, Committee of the Whole Agenda.

A two-day budget deliberation session has been scheduled for November 30 and December 1, 2021. Deliberations will take place during full-day Committee of the Whole sessions, which are open to the public online via Zoom, live streamed to YouTube and limited seating is available at council chambers, 5797 Cowrie Street, first floor. Links will be available on the Council Calendar soon!

Two opportunities for the public to learn more and ask questions about the 2022 budget are planned for Monday November 15, 2021, at noon and 7pm through one-hour online public participation meetings. Links are available on the Council Calendar.

Visit our Budget Process page for more information on the budget process and how property taxes are calculated

2021 Five-year financial plan passed

The District of Sechelt Council passed the 2021 budget unanimously at a special meeting of Council on May 12, 2021. 

  • 9.7% property tax increase = 6.7% for operations and 3% for capital reserves.
  • Average residential property valued at $638,517 that is a property tax increase of $128.
  • No increase to the sewer parcel tax.
  • 17%, or $84 increase for sewer user fees for the average residential property.

4-16 2021 Sewer User Fees Amendment Bylaw
596, 2021 2021 Tax Rates Bylaw
595, 2021 2025 2025 Consolidated Financial Plan Bylaw

2021 Property Tax newsletter