About the Budget

As the Town prepares for its 2021 and 2022 capital and operating budget review, we are asking residents about their budget priorities and what programs and services are important to them. We encourage residents to take this opportunity to express their thoughts on important issues and we look forward to receiving feedback from the community.

In 2019, Council approved its very first multi-year budget covering three years, 2020, 2021 and 2022. However, it is required by law to undertake a final review and approval of each coming year’s budget to ensure its continued alignment with the Town’s priorities.

The Town’s priorities align with those of Council, as well as its approved Strategic Plan, all of which are heavily influenced by the Town’s businesses and residents.

Overall the Town strives to ensure that every approved budget:

  • Allows for the continued delivery of the Town’s programs and services that residents have come to expect
  • Achieves all defined service levels
  • Invests in the long term sustainability of the Town’s essential infrastructure
  • Supports the Town’s strategic plan objectives

Budget Meeting Schedule

Budget Consultation
Special Budget Consultation Meeting (COMPLETE)

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting

Agenda: The budget committee will accept suggestions as to on how the Town could increase non-tax revenues and/or save money on its delivery of existing processes and services. The budget committee will also ask community groups, organizations or individuals seeking funding or services in-kind from the Town to make a presentation of any requests of this nature to the committee for its consideration for inclusion in the Town’s upcoming 2021 budget reaffirmation and capital budget.

Online Consultation

As the Town prepares for its 2021 and 2022 capital and operating budget review, we are asking residents about their budget priorities and what programs and services are important to them by visiting our community platform.

2021 Budget Introduction
 Introduction of 2021 to 2022 proposed budget to regular Council

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting

Agenda: The Treasurer will kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the Town’s proposed 2021 to 2022 budget including the proposed re-affirmation of the operating budget for 2021 and 2022 and the 10-year capital plan.  Budget material will be distributed to Council members for their review at this meeting.

Budget Committee Review
Operating Budget Review

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting

Agenda: The Treasurer will kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the Town’s proposed operating budgets for 2021 and 2022. This review will focus on the changes to the approved multi-year budget. The review will include the corporate-wide impacts along with a review of the budget changes by department.

Operating Budget Review

Date: Monday, November 16, 2020

Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting

Agenda: The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed 2021 and 2022 operating budget. Central York Fire Services, Aurora Public Library, Aurora Historical Society Board, and Aurora Sports Hall of Fame will reaffirm their funding requirements and provide update presentations to the Committee.

Capital Budget Review

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting

Agenda: Firstly, the Aurora Cultural Centre Board will reaffirm their funding requirements and provide an update presentation to the Budget Committee. The Treasurer will kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the Town’s proposed 2021 capital budget and 10-year plan. Budget Committee will then start its detailed review of the proposed budgets for repair & replacement, growth & new and studies & other capital projects.

Budget Review

Date: Monday, November 23, 2020

Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting

Agenda: The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed budget, if required.

Budget Review

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting

Agenda: The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed budget, if required.

Final 2021 Budget Approval
Council - 2021 Operating and Capital Budget Approval

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting

Agenda: The final 2021 to 2022 operating and 2021 capital budget will be brought to Council for its final approval.