Aurora Town Council Adopts 2024 to 2026 Budget.

On Tuesday, December 12, Aurora Town Council on Tuesday adopted the municipality’s 2024 to 2026 Budget with a 2.8 per cent increase to the tax levy in 2024, and an additional 1 per cent for capital infrastructure projects. This increase translates to an additional $92.15 on the Town’s share of the tax bill for a home assessed at $800,000.

The 2024 to 2026 Budget, which incudes the multi-year operating budget and 10-Year Capital Plan, maintains existing service levels while also making strategic investments to strengthen the quality of life for community members and to accommodate growth.

Budget Binder

Budget Meeting Schedule

Special Budget Consultation Meeting (Complete) - Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers

Agenda: The budget committee will accept suggestions as to 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 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 2024 operating and capital budgets.

Tabling of Town Budget - Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Mayor will provide the Town’s 2024 to 2026 operating and 2024 capital budget along with 10-year capital plan to members of Council.

Budget Introduction - Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Time: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers

Agenda: The Mayor and Treasurer will present the corporate overview of the budget to Council.

Budget Review - Monday, November 13, 2023

Date: Monday, November 13, 2023

Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers

Agenda: Budget Committee will receive presentations of each department’s three-year operating budget and capital budget.

Budget Review - Monday, November 20, 2023

Date: Monday, November 20, 2023

Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers

Agenda: Aurora’s community partners will present their budgets to Budget Committee. The community partners include: Central York Fire Services, Aurora Public Library, Aurora Historical Society, Aurora Sports Hall of Fame, and Aurora Cultural Centre. If needed, further review of the departmental operating and capital budget will continue.

Budget Review - Thursday, November 23, 2023

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023

All Council budget amendments to the Mayor’s proposed budget are due to the Clerk by end of the day.

Budget Review - November 27, 2023

Date: Monday, November 27, 2023

Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers

Agenda: Special Council meeting to discuss/decide upon proposed amendments to the Mayor’s budget (if required).

Under the new strong mayor powers legislation, the Mayor will then have up to 10 days to veto any amendments approved by Council. Council can subsequently override the Mayor’s veto with a 2/3 majority vote up to 15 days after the veto is made. If necessary, a final special Council meeting may be scheduled on December 22, 2023 at which time the budget will be deemed adopted.