It is the Township's responsibility to prepare a budget that meets the needs of the community and ensures that all of our initiatives and priorities are addressed.​  

2018 Budget 

After four days of pre-budget meetings and 3 days of budget deliberations, Council approved the 2018 Budget.  Staff worked diligently to produce a budget that brought both the operating and capital budgets together for the 2018 deliberations, that was passed at Council on Monday, December 18, 2017.  

The 2018 budget was approved at a 1.8% tax supported operating budget increase.  The 2% dedicated capital levy that was approved by Council in December of 2015 brings the 2018 tax increase to 3.8% ($38.75) on the Township's portion of the total tax bill for an average residential property assessed at $352,296.​

The approved budget includes:

  • A new Municipal Law Enforcement Officer;
  • A new Development Technologist in the Planning and Development Department partially funded through planning fees;
  • Road condition improvements;
  • Replacement/Rehabilitation of three structures including St. David St. bridge (structure 2-F), Sixth Line culvert (structure 5-WG), and the Victoria St. Pedestrian bridge;
  • Construction of a skateboard park at the Elora Community Centre;
  • Construction of a washroom building at the Southridge Park in Elora;
  • Development of a Rural and Cultural Heritage Landscape Registry;
  • Replacement of the roof above Pad A at the Sportsplex;
  • Development of an Economic Action Plan
  • Preparation of a long-term water supply master plan.

As identified in the Fire Master Plan that was accepted by Council on November 27, 2017, a new Fire Inspector/Life Safety Educator position and the creation of two Deputy Chief positions have been included in the 2018 budget.  The Plan also recommended the implementation of full service external dispatch services. This eliminates the need for one of the first responders to stay behind and perform dispatch duties once the initial call has been dispatched by the City of Guelph.  The City of Guelph will now provide full service dispatch services in 2018.  Through Council approval, Centre Wellington Fire Services is on a path that ensures the safety and long term viability of our volunteer fire and rescue suppression staff, while providing an effective and efficient service to our residents, commercial and institutional operations and visitors now and in the future.​

Township of Centre Wellington 2018 Budget Document

Do you know where your tax dollars go?

The Township collects the taxes for the County of Wellington and the Province of Ontario (Education Taxes).  They are broken down in the following way:



Historical Budget Documents (Past 5 Years)

Township of Centre Wellington 2017 Budget Document

Township of Centre Wellington 2016 Budget Document

Township of Centre Wellington 2015 Budget Document

Township of Centre Wellington 2014 Budget Document

Township of Centre Wellington 2013 Budget Document


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