Town of Lincoln 2022 Budget

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How your Town Budget Works


What’s in the 2022 Budget?

Capital Budget

The 2022 Capital Budget was presented to the Committee of the Whole - Budget on October 13. Below are some highlights on infrastructure spending according to categories of Transportation, Environmental Services, Social Infrastructure and Corporate Infrastructure. (Long-term borrowing reflects annual principal and interest payments to repay long-term borrowing taken out for completed capital projects.)

pie chart of 2022 Capital Budget Project Spending according to corporate infrastructure, Environment and Safety, Social infrastructure, Transportation and Long-Term Financing

Description of Infrastructure

PortfolioGroupDescriptionProject Spending

Transportation


Roads, bridges and culverts

Roads (arterials, collectors, local, and curb and gutter)

$27,642,000

Traffic control and calming

Signs, markings and parking metres

Environmental Services




Water and wastewater

Sanitary, storm and combined sewers (manholes, catchbasins), and service connections

$1,495,000

Fire rescue

Specialized emergency equipment, communications equipment and dispatch system

Social Infrastructure





Community facilities

All recreation equipment and cemeteries

$1,268,436

Parks

Horticulture, trails, hard surfaces, playgrounds, sports fields, park infrastructure and parks

Library

Library network, contents and materials

Corporate Infrastructure




Buildings

Civic offices, public works, operation facilities, recreation facilities, libraries and emergency response buildings

$1,873,900

Fleet

Municipal vehicles, transit fleet and shop equipment

Technology equipment

Servers, network, all communication equipment

Long-Term Financing------$2,154,903


Total $34,434,239


Key Proposed 2022 Capital Investments by Ward

Operating Budget

The 2022 Operating Budget was deliberated on November 10 by the Budget - Committee of the Whole. At that meeting, Budget - COW approved the 2022 Town of Lincoln Budget, which was ratified by Lincoln Council at its November 15 meeting.



Meeting Council Priorities Through an Open and Transparent Budget Process

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

The Town of Lincoln extremely values the input of all residents, businesses owners and stakeholders alike towards the critical decisions made on our annual budget. There are many factors that affect the Town’s budget, and Town staff continually balance necessary costs and priorities while maintaining the service levels that our community expects. Activities and expectations for the Town are directly tied in with the 2019 – 2022 Council Priorities set out by Council in 2019.


Where do my taxes go?

Tax Distribution

Lincoln’s tax bill accounts for three agencies. In addition to the Town of Lincoln’s portion of the tax bill, property taxes pay for the delivery of services by Niagara Region and the School Boards. The Town of Lincoln accounts for 37%, Niagara Region for 51% and School Boards for 12%.

Services provided by your Property Tax Bill (per $100 spent)

Town of Lincoln Services / 36.55%Niagara Region Services / 50.92%Education / 12.53%
Roads, Sidewalks & Transit.... $12.11Niagara Regional Police Services.... $20.53Education (school boards).... $12.53
Parks, Recreation & Culture.... $10.20Regional Roads & Transit.... $9.42
Lincoln Fire Rescue... $4.39Regional Community Services.... $6.15
Legislative & Administrative... $4.36Public Health... $5.02
Lincoln Public Library..... $2.33Niagara Regional Housing.... $4.39
Planning & Municipal Enforcement.... $1.85Regional Waste Management.... $3.59
Economic Development..... $1.14Regional Administrative Services.... $1.12
Health & Social Services.... $0.17Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.... $0.70


Value for Tax Dollar

The following graph outlines the distribution of Lincoln's share of the tax bill per $1 spent on the Operating Budget.

Service Area
Share of the Tax Bill
Parks, Facilities, Recreation and Culture24 cents
Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure21 cents
Capital Levy and Special Infrastructure Levy16 cents
Legislative, Administrative and General Government13 cents
Fire Rescue Service11 cents
Planning and Municipal Law Enforcement6 cents
Agencies, Boards and Committees6 cents
Economic Development and Tourism3 cents


Taxpayer Affordability

Lincoln remains one of the most affordable municipalities* when considering property taxes as a per cent of household income:

  • 3rd lowest in property taxes only
  • 4th lowest in water/sewer rates & property taxes

*Among local municipalities in Niagara.

How your Town Budget Works


What’s in the 2022 Budget?

Capital Budget

The 2022 Capital Budget was presented to the Committee of the Whole - Budget on October 13. Below are some highlights on infrastructure spending according to categories of Transportation, Environmental Services, Social Infrastructure and Corporate Infrastructure. (Long-term borrowing reflects annual principal and interest payments to repay long-term borrowing taken out for completed capital projects.)

pie chart of 2022 Capital Budget Project Spending according to corporate infrastructure, Environment and Safety, Social infrastructure, Transportation and Long-Term Financing

Description of Infrastructure

PortfolioGroupDescriptionProject Spending

Transportation


Roads, bridges and culverts

Roads (arterials, collectors, local, and curb and gutter)

$27,642,000

Traffic control and calming

Signs, markings and parking metres

Environmental Services




Water and wastewater

Sanitary, storm and combined sewers (manholes, catchbasins), and service connections

$1,495,000

Fire rescue

Specialized emergency equipment, communications equipment and dispatch system

Social Infrastructure





Community facilities

All recreation equipment and cemeteries

$1,268,436

Parks

Horticulture, trails, hard surfaces, playgrounds, sports fields, park infrastructure and parks

Library

Library network, contents and materials

Corporate Infrastructure




Buildings

Civic offices, public works, operation facilities, recreation facilities, libraries and emergency response buildings

$1,873,900

Fleet

Municipal vehicles, transit fleet and shop equipment

Technology equipment

Servers, network, all communication equipment

Long-Term Financing------$2,154,903


Total $34,434,239


Key Proposed 2022 Capital Investments by Ward

Operating Budget

The 2022 Operating Budget was deliberated on November 10 by the Budget - Committee of the Whole. At that meeting, Budget - COW approved the 2022 Town of Lincoln Budget, which was ratified by Lincoln Council at its November 15 meeting.



Meeting Council Priorities Through an Open and Transparent Budget Process

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

The Town of Lincoln extremely values the input of all residents, businesses owners and stakeholders alike towards the critical decisions made on our annual budget. There are many factors that affect the Town’s budget, and Town staff continually balance necessary costs and priorities while maintaining the service levels that our community expects. Activities and expectations for the Town are directly tied in with the 2019 – 2022 Council Priorities set out by Council in 2019.


Where do my taxes go?

Tax Distribution

Lincoln’s tax bill accounts for three agencies. In addition to the Town of Lincoln’s portion of the tax bill, property taxes pay for the delivery of services by Niagara Region and the School Boards. The Town of Lincoln accounts for 37%, Niagara Region for 51% and School Boards for 12%.

Services provided by your Property Tax Bill (per $100 spent)

Town of Lincoln Services / 36.55%Niagara Region Services / 50.92%Education / 12.53%
Roads, Sidewalks & Transit.... $12.11Niagara Regional Police Services.... $20.53Education (school boards).... $12.53
Parks, Recreation & Culture.... $10.20Regional Roads & Transit.... $9.42
Lincoln Fire Rescue... $4.39Regional Community Services.... $6.15
Legislative & Administrative... $4.36Public Health... $5.02
Lincoln Public Library..... $2.33Niagara Regional Housing.... $4.39
Planning & Municipal Enforcement.... $1.85Regional Waste Management.... $3.59
Economic Development..... $1.14Regional Administrative Services.... $1.12
Health & Social Services.... $0.17Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.... $0.70


Value for Tax Dollar

The following graph outlines the distribution of Lincoln's share of the tax bill per $1 spent on the Operating Budget.

Service Area
Share of the Tax Bill
Parks, Facilities, Recreation and Culture24 cents
Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure21 cents
Capital Levy and Special Infrastructure Levy16 cents
Legislative, Administrative and General Government13 cents
Fire Rescue Service11 cents
Planning and Municipal Law Enforcement6 cents
Agencies, Boards and Committees6 cents
Economic Development and Tourism3 cents


Taxpayer Affordability

Lincoln remains one of the most affordable municipalities* when considering property taxes as a per cent of household income:

  • 3rd lowest in property taxes only
  • 4th lowest in water/sewer rates & property taxes

*Among local municipalities in Niagara.

  • Committee of the Whole approves 2022 Budget

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    On November 10, 2021, the Committee of the Whole - Budget approved the 2022 Town of Lincoln Budget. The Budget will be ratified by Town of Lincoln Council at its meeting on November 15, 2021.

    • The 2022 Budget reflects a balance of investing in infrastructure to support growth, while providing a high service level to residents.
    • It also demonstrates financial responsibility by saving for future needs.
    • The budget represents a 2.7% increase on the Town of Lincoln portion of the tax bill, which is well below the current inflation rate of 4.2%. (See our Distribution of Taxes chart to see which portion of your municipal tax bill goes towards your local municipality, the Town of Lincoln.)

  • Budget deliberations begin

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    Budget deliberations begin on October 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. with the Committee of the Whole - Budget considering the 2022 Town of Lincoln Budget.

    See the report and presentation at the Town of Lincoln's website.

  • Budget Survey now live

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    The 2022 Pre-Budget Survey is now live. We look forward to your input that will help us in our decision-making process. Please click on the Survey tab to participate.

  • 2022 Budget News

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    We invite you to stay up-to-date on the 2022 Budget process by following this news feed.

Page last updated: 10 Mar 2022, 03:37 PM