Town of Lincoln 2025 Budget

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Help Shape the 2025 Budget!

The Town provides over 90 programs & services that impact your life every day. Please take a few moments to share your priorities. Your input matters to us and will help shape decision-making for the 2025 Budget.

Complete our survey for your chance to win four NPCA NaturePlus Passes!

Hard copies of the survey are also available at our Town of Lincoln facilities:

  • Fleming Centre
  • Town Hall
  • Lincoln Community Centre
  • Lincoln Pelham Public Library (Fleming & Rittenhouse branches)
  • Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre

How your Town Budget Works



Meeting Council Priorities Through an Open and Transparent Budget Process

Each year, the Town of Lincoln creates an operating budget, a capital budget, and a 10-year capital forecast.

The Town of Lincoln values the input of all residents, business owners and stakeholders towards the critical decisions made on our annual budget. Many factors affect the Town’s budget, and Town staff continually balance necessary costs and priorities while maintaining the service levels that our community expects.


Background: 2024 Budget

Capital Budget Investment

Below are some highlights on Capital Budget infrastructure investments according to ward. (Long-term borrowing reflects annual principal and interest payments to repay long-term borrowing taken out for completed capital projects.).

Key Capital Investments by Ward (2021 to 2026)


Operating Budget

Below are the highlights of the Town's 2024 Operating Budget Expenditure ($M) by department. The operating budget is composed of day-to-day operating of providing services, repairs and maintenance of assets, low-value capital renewal programs, and daily activities of the organization, including salaries and wages, programs and services, and utilities.


Where Do My Taxes Go?

Tax Distribution & Value for Tax Dollar

Services funded by your Property Tax Bill Lincoln’s tax bill accounts for three agencies. The Town collects the property taxes for all three and then pays the Region and the School Board portions to them, which they use to deliver their services. The Town of Lincoln’s portion of the tax bill is used to deliver a number of services that make Lincoln a place to grow, prosper and belong. Each dollar of the Town of Lincoln property tax portion of your bill goes towards:

Service Area
Share of the Tax Bill
Parks, Facilities, Recreation and Culture23 cents
Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure21 cents
Capital Levy and Special Infrastructure Levy18 cents
Legislative, Administrative and General Government13 cents
Fire Rescue Service10 cents
Planning and Municipal Law Enforcement5 cents
Agencies, Boards and Committees5 cents
Economic Development and Communications5 cents


In 2024, this means for the average residential home with an assessed value of $383,000, property taxes paid would be approximately $5,520;

  • $2,874 collected on behalf of Niagara Region and paid to the Region,
  • $586 collected on behalf of the School Boards and paid to the School Boards, and
  • $2,060 retained by the Town to pay for its programs and services as follows:

Public Works (Road Maintenance, Snow Clearing, Stormwater, Environmental)
$433
Community Services (Parks, Arenas, Museum, Recreation & Culture)$474

Capital Projects and Infrastructure

$371
Council, Legislative Services and Administration$267
Fire$206
Public Library$103
Economic Development and Communications$103
Planning, Development and Municipal Law Enforcement$103
Total Town of Lincoln$2,060

Help Shape the 2025 Budget!

The Town provides over 90 programs & services that impact your life every day. Please take a few moments to share your priorities. Your input matters to us and will help shape decision-making for the 2025 Budget.

Complete our survey for your chance to win four NPCA NaturePlus Passes!

Hard copies of the survey are also available at our Town of Lincoln facilities:

  • Fleming Centre
  • Town Hall
  • Lincoln Community Centre
  • Lincoln Pelham Public Library (Fleming & Rittenhouse branches)
  • Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre

How your Town Budget Works



Meeting Council Priorities Through an Open and Transparent Budget Process

Each year, the Town of Lincoln creates an operating budget, a capital budget, and a 10-year capital forecast.

The Town of Lincoln values the input of all residents, business owners and stakeholders towards the critical decisions made on our annual budget. Many factors affect the Town’s budget, and Town staff continually balance necessary costs and priorities while maintaining the service levels that our community expects.


Background: 2024 Budget

Capital Budget Investment

Below are some highlights on Capital Budget infrastructure investments according to ward. (Long-term borrowing reflects annual principal and interest payments to repay long-term borrowing taken out for completed capital projects.).

Key Capital Investments by Ward (2021 to 2026)


Operating Budget

Below are the highlights of the Town's 2024 Operating Budget Expenditure ($M) by department. The operating budget is composed of day-to-day operating of providing services, repairs and maintenance of assets, low-value capital renewal programs, and daily activities of the organization, including salaries and wages, programs and services, and utilities.


Where Do My Taxes Go?

Tax Distribution & Value for Tax Dollar

Services funded by your Property Tax Bill Lincoln’s tax bill accounts for three agencies. The Town collects the property taxes for all three and then pays the Region and the School Board portions to them, which they use to deliver their services. The Town of Lincoln’s portion of the tax bill is used to deliver a number of services that make Lincoln a place to grow, prosper and belong. Each dollar of the Town of Lincoln property tax portion of your bill goes towards:

Service Area
Share of the Tax Bill
Parks, Facilities, Recreation and Culture23 cents
Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure21 cents
Capital Levy and Special Infrastructure Levy18 cents
Legislative, Administrative and General Government13 cents
Fire Rescue Service10 cents
Planning and Municipal Law Enforcement5 cents
Agencies, Boards and Committees5 cents
Economic Development and Communications5 cents


In 2024, this means for the average residential home with an assessed value of $383,000, property taxes paid would be approximately $5,520;

  • $2,874 collected on behalf of Niagara Region and paid to the Region,
  • $586 collected on behalf of the School Boards and paid to the School Boards, and
  • $2,060 retained by the Town to pay for its programs and services as follows:

Public Works (Road Maintenance, Snow Clearing, Stormwater, Environmental)
$433
Community Services (Parks, Arenas, Museum, Recreation & Culture)$474

Capital Projects and Infrastructure

$371
Council, Legislative Services and Administration$267
Fire$206
Public Library$103
Economic Development and Communications$103
Planning, Development and Municipal Law Enforcement$103
Total Town of Lincoln$2,060
  • Your Feedback is Important to Us!

    The Town of Lincoln is committed to ensuring we provide services in an effective, efficient, and financially sustainable way. Each year, the Town prepares and approves an annual budget to align with Council and community priorities, operations, services and infrastructure, and the Town’s Asset Management Plan. Council and staff make strategic decisions to balance affordability with service delivery levels.

    As we prepare for 2025 Budget deliberations and approval in late 2024, we are seeking your input to help us better understand which services are a priority to you.

     Complete our survey for your chance to win four NaturePlus passes from Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA)!

    Your input will help Town of Lincoln Council make decisions during budget discussions that reflect community priorities.
     

     

    Collection of Personal Information

    Personal information will be collected, used, and disclosed by the Town of Lincoln in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purposes of gathering feedback and community engagement. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Refer any questions to the Legislative Services Department at 905-563-8205 or clerks@lincoln.ca.

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Page last updated: 12 Jul 2024, 06:54 AM