Scugog Budget

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Consultation has concluded

The Township of Scugog provides programs and services to the community based on an annual Operating and Capital budget. The 2021 budget planning process has begun. Input from the community is a vital part of the budget planning process. We want to hear from you!

2022 Operating Budget

Join us for the 2022 Draft Operating Budget Virtual Open House on Monday, February 7 at 6:30pm. 

Click here to access the Virtual Operating Budget Open House on February 7 at 6:30pm. Look for the "Public Open House" event on February 7 in the meeting calendar and follow the instructions to join.

Submit your questions below or by emailing budget@scugog.ca! Questions will be addressed during the virtual open house or by email afterwards.

Check out the 2022 Budget Information Package to learn more about the Scugog Budget.

Click here to view a short illustrative video from the Town of Whitby about how a municipal budget works!*

*Disclaimer: Not all the services and examples will pertain Scugog, but the video does a great job illustrating upper tier and lower tier municipal budget planning. They also have a larger population and different tax zones but illustrate what goes into budget planning on services.

The Operating budget outlines our spending plan for the upcoming year. This includes the day-to-day costs of running:

  • Fire and Emergency services
  • Township Facilities (e.g. Scugog Arena, Blackstock Recreation Complex, Birdseye Aquatic Facility, Scugog Public Library, Scugog Shores Museum and Town Hall)
  • Recreation programs
  • Road maintenance
  • By-law enforcement
  • Debt payments and transfers to reserves

Where do your tax dollars go? 

Budgets can be complex, but they have a significant impact on the services we can offer. Your tax dollars are used to manage services in the community we live in to serve you better. Check out the list of services we provide for families and youth in Scugog!

Please email recreation@scugog.ca for an accessible formatPlease email recreation@scugog.ca for an accessible format


The Township of Scugog provides programs and services to the community based on an annual Operating and Capital budget. The 2022 budget planning process has begun. Input from the community is a vital part of the budget planning process. A Budget Information Package and annual Budget Feedback Form are developed in a continuing effort to increase taxpayers understanding of and participation in the annual budget process.

The Township hosts two Virtual Public Open House meetings, an opportunity for residents to review the budget, ask questions and provide feedback.

Virtual Open House - Draft Capital Budget - November 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. 

Click here to view the recording of the Virtual Capital Budget Open House from November 8, 2021. 

Virtual Open House - Draft Operating Budget - February 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. 

Click here to access the Virtual Operating Budget Open House on February 7. Look for the "Public Open House" event on February 7 in the meeting calendar and follow the instructions to join. 

Submit your questions or comments in Question and Answer section below or by emailing budget@scugog.ca


Scugog's Piece

Each year, the Township undergoes a robust process to create an annual budget that delivers the services and programs residents and businesses rely on each day.

Did you know, out of all the property taxes you pay the government each year, municipal taxes make up only 9% of the total amount. Of that 9%, the Township receives 3% from overall taxes to operate and plan for services and infrastructure that you use everyday.

Capital Budget

The Capital budget outlines Scugog's plan for long-term projects. Examples of capital expenses may include:

  • Infrastructure development, building and construction projects (e.g. building new roads, bridges and sidewalks)
  • Park and greenspace improvements
  • Fleet expansion and maintenance (e.g. purchasing new fire trucks and snow plows)

Operating Budget

The Operating budget outlines our spending plan for the upcoming year. This includes the day-to-day costs of running:

  • Fire and Emergency services
  • Township Facilities (e.g. Scugog Arena, Blackstock Recreation Complex, Birdseye Aquatic Facility, Scugog Public Library, Scugog Shores Museum and Town Hall)
  • Recreation programs
  • Road maintenance
  • By-law enforcement
  • Debt payments and transfers to reserves

Online & Paper Opportunities

Community members can also share their 2022 Township budget priorities:

  • by calling the Municipal office to request a paper budget feedback form at 905-985-7346.

Feedback received will be shared with members of Council and municipal staff during the 2022 municipal budget process. All individual responses will be anonymous and will only be used to summarize overall feedback received from the public.



2022 Operating Budget

Join us for the 2022 Draft Operating Budget Virtual Open House on Monday, February 7 at 6:30pm. 

Click here to access the Virtual Operating Budget Open House on February 7 at 6:30pm. Look for the "Public Open House" event on February 7 in the meeting calendar and follow the instructions to join.

Submit your questions below or by emailing budget@scugog.ca! Questions will be addressed during the virtual open house or by email afterwards.

Check out the 2022 Budget Information Package to learn more about the Scugog Budget.

Click here to view a short illustrative video from the Town of Whitby about how a municipal budget works!*

*Disclaimer: Not all the services and examples will pertain Scugog, but the video does a great job illustrating upper tier and lower tier municipal budget planning. They also have a larger population and different tax zones but illustrate what goes into budget planning on services.

The Operating budget outlines our spending plan for the upcoming year. This includes the day-to-day costs of running:

  • Fire and Emergency services
  • Township Facilities (e.g. Scugog Arena, Blackstock Recreation Complex, Birdseye Aquatic Facility, Scugog Public Library, Scugog Shores Museum and Town Hall)
  • Recreation programs
  • Road maintenance
  • By-law enforcement
  • Debt payments and transfers to reserves

Where do your tax dollars go? 

Budgets can be complex, but they have a significant impact on the services we can offer. Your tax dollars are used to manage services in the community we live in to serve you better. Check out the list of services we provide for families and youth in Scugog!

Please email recreation@scugog.ca for an accessible formatPlease email recreation@scugog.ca for an accessible format


The Township of Scugog provides programs and services to the community based on an annual Operating and Capital budget. The 2022 budget planning process has begun. Input from the community is a vital part of the budget planning process. A Budget Information Package and annual Budget Feedback Form are developed in a continuing effort to increase taxpayers understanding of and participation in the annual budget process.

The Township hosts two Virtual Public Open House meetings, an opportunity for residents to review the budget, ask questions and provide feedback.

Virtual Open House - Draft Capital Budget - November 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. 

Click here to view the recording of the Virtual Capital Budget Open House from November 8, 2021. 

Virtual Open House - Draft Operating Budget - February 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. 

Click here to access the Virtual Operating Budget Open House on February 7. Look for the "Public Open House" event on February 7 in the meeting calendar and follow the instructions to join. 

Submit your questions or comments in Question and Answer section below or by emailing budget@scugog.ca


Scugog's Piece

Each year, the Township undergoes a robust process to create an annual budget that delivers the services and programs residents and businesses rely on each day.

Did you know, out of all the property taxes you pay the government each year, municipal taxes make up only 9% of the total amount. Of that 9%, the Township receives 3% from overall taxes to operate and plan for services and infrastructure that you use everyday.

Capital Budget

The Capital budget outlines Scugog's plan for long-term projects. Examples of capital expenses may include:

  • Infrastructure development, building and construction projects (e.g. building new roads, bridges and sidewalks)
  • Park and greenspace improvements
  • Fleet expansion and maintenance (e.g. purchasing new fire trucks and snow plows)

Operating Budget

The Operating budget outlines our spending plan for the upcoming year. This includes the day-to-day costs of running:

  • Fire and Emergency services
  • Township Facilities (e.g. Scugog Arena, Blackstock Recreation Complex, Birdseye Aquatic Facility, Scugog Public Library, Scugog Shores Museum and Town Hall)
  • Recreation programs
  • Road maintenance
  • By-law enforcement
  • Debt payments and transfers to reserves

Online & Paper Opportunities

Community members can also share their 2022 Township budget priorities:

  • by calling the Municipal office to request a paper budget feedback form at 905-985-7346.

Feedback received will be shared with members of Council and municipal staff during the 2022 municipal budget process. All individual responses will be anonymous and will only be used to summarize overall feedback received from the public.



CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Do you have a question about the budget? We're listening, please add your question here. Your question and response will be included in the Virtual Open House Q&A session on:

Capital Budget - November 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Operating Budget - February 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.  

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    When is St. Christopher’s Beach Rd going to be hard surfaced? Waiting since 2013.

    Susan Butson asked 9 months ago

    At this time the Township is focusing on improving the condition of existing hard surfaced roads before any additional roads are hard surfaced.  However, St. Christophe’s Beach Road is in our forecast for gravel resurfacing in 2023, which should significantly improve the surface of the road.

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    1) When will the stretch of road between Old Simcoe from Reach to Queen Street be repaired? 2) When a road is caving in at the sides, how bad does it have to get before the Township will repair it? I requested a repair in front of my house. Four Township workers came by to look at it, but nothing was repaired and no reason was given. 3)I have no sewers or sidewalks. Why have my taxes increased by $1000.00 in 4 years?

    Maahresurvey asked 9 months ago
    1. The reconstruction Old Simcoe Road from Reach Street to Queen Street is currently in our forecast for 2025.  The Township has scheduled this work after the majority of the construction on the west side of Old Simcoe Road will be completed to avoid damage to the newly constructed road from construction equipment.
    2. With respect to the repair in front of your house, we need your address in order to provide a specific response.  Please contact works@scugog.ca with the information and we will give you an update.
    3. Sewers and sidewalks do not have a direct relationship on the determination of Property Tax. Property tax calculations have many factors with each class having a defined ratio that is a combination of Region of Durham tax rates, the Education tax rates as well as the Township's portion. MPAC determines the property assessment values which along with the ratio is used to determine the amount of tax collected for each property based on the yearly budget set by the Township.

     

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    Street light on Aldred Dr

    Charlie asked 10 months ago

    In regards to your question about installing more streetlights on Aldred Drive - the Township does not install streetlights outside of the urban areas. This is due to budget as well as concerns of many residents.

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    Why have a survey that predisposes answers?

    John Powell asked 11 months ago

    While some questions may appear to “predispose the answers” that is not our intention.  We are looking for honest feedback and if you feel more comments are needed or more questions should be asked, we welcome the input.  Creating a survey that will produce useful feedback is always a challenge and we do look at the feedback when the next year’s survey is drafted.

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    is the proposed industrial park storm water pond still scheduled for construction next year/2022 ?

    ub405440 asked 11 months ago

    The Industrial Storm Water Pond is forecasted in the budget for 2023. It has been delayed due to staff workload related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we plan to start the design process shortly.

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    Port Perry has been able to be a friendly, considerate and green community because of the lack of development and population growth (so far) compared to other beautiful small towns destroyed by property development. Residents regularly comment on the friendly community and come here for the small town charm and beautiful green spaces and wildlife. How will the 2022 budget protect our green space, wildlife and community from the housing developers looking to exploit our area?

    mmatthi asked 11 months ago

    The Township has undertaken several initiatives to protect our greenspaces and wildlife in the community.  For instance, the Township recently approved a Waterfront Action Plan to revitalize the Port Perry Waterfront.  The Plan includes recommendations for short, medium, and long-term actions for recreation, natural and cultural heritage features, economic development, and tourism on the waterfront to ensure that Port Perry continues to be a vibrant and thriving community for residents and visitors.  Several projects that have been identified in the Plan will be included in the 2022 budget.  Another example is the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project which is an environmental improvement and dredging project for Port Perry Bay that will benefit the whole lake. The range of benefits is broad, including environmental, social, economic, tourism and recreation.  The Township’s portion of the costs to implement this project will be included in the budget.

     

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    when will the twp supply potable water and fire hydrants to the north port industrial park ?

    ub405440 asked 11 months ago

    The supply of potable water is provided by the Region of Durham.  For existing roads, requests can be made directly to the Region and the existing property owners would be required to cover the cost of the watermain across their frontage.  To accommodate this the Region uses a petition process to determine if enough property owners support this.

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    Very few residents living in Port Perry are able to work and live here due to the price of real estate and lack of good paying jobs. How will the 2022 budget make attracting diverse businesses that pay living wages to the area so people can afford to live, work and spend money in the area a priority?

    mmatthi asked 11 months ago

    The Township of Scugog, Region of Durham, and other local stakeholders such as the BIA and Chamber of Commerce will work together to undertake a business retention and expansion program across multiple sectors within the Township of Scugog. This robust program aims to visit with 100+ businesses across Scugog’s most prominent industries including tourism, retail, agriculture, and light manufacturing.  This Program will develop informed and meaningful economic development actions that will help the Township’s businesses grow and succeed in a post-COVID world.  Funding is being allocated in the 2022 budget to pay for this project.

     The Township is also working with the Region of Durham to preservice the Port Perry Employment Area.  Based on the business inquiries that we have received, the preservicing of these lands will attract light manufacturing and office development to the Township.