It’s budget time in the Municipality of Clarington. The time when residents cringe at the thought of property taxes going up. As taxpayers, we are part of that discussion. The 2023 Draft Budget Book has been available since January 13 on the municipality’s website. All 314 pages.
The municipality creates a budget for annual capital expenditures – including long-term future projects such as parks and new roadways, as well as, repair of existing assets/property. And like any business, they create an annual operating budget to cover the day-to-day services the municipality provides.