Draft 2019-2023 Financial Plan (Budget)

Our 2019-2023 Financial Plan contains our operating and capital budget, highlights of our work program, and the proposed tax increase for 2019.

Core services, such as public safety, transportation and recreation, and investments in new infrastructure and renewal of the existing built environment are primarily funded by your tax dollars.

We allocate funds to the highest service and infrastructure priorities, and your feedback plays a critical role.

Here's how you can provide your feedback

Email — budget@dnv.org
Phone —  604.990.2302
Write — Rick Danyluk, Manager - Financial Planning

2019 Financial Plan schedule

Date Meeting purpose Time & Location Comments
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2019 budget update Committee Room, 5:00-7:00pm Workshop
Monday, July 16, 2018 First three readings of utility and user fees and charges Council Chamber, 7:00pm Regular Council meeting
Monday, July 23, 2018 Final adoption of utility and user fees and charges Council Chamber, 7:00pm Regular Council meeting
Monday, September 17, 2018 2019 budget introduction: Draft Financial Plan Workbook Council Chamber, 7:00pm Regular Council meeting
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Community Associations briefing Committee Room, 7:00-9:00pm Financial Plan meeting
Monday, September 24, 2018 Public input and Council opening remarks Council Chamber, 7:00pm Regular Council meeting
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Financial Plan deliberations Committee Room, 5:00-7:00pm Workshop
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 First three readings of Financial Plan bylaws Council Chamber, 7:00pm Regular Council meeting
Monday, October 1, 2018 Final adoption of Financial Plan bylaws Council Chamber, 7:00pm Regular Council meeting

Approved Financial Plans from previous years

Date Draft Financial Plan
2018-2022 Download
2017-2021 Download

Financial planning and municipal government

All municipalities in BC must have a financial plan (or budget) that is adopted annually, by bylaw, before the annual property tax bylaw is adopted. The financial plan may be amended by bylaw at any time.

The planning period for a financial plan is 5 years, that period being the year in which the plan is specified to come into force and the following 4 years.

The financial plan must set out the following for each year of the planning period:

  • proposed expenditures by the municipality
  • proposed funding sources
  • proposed transfers to or between funds

A process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan must be undertaken before the plan is adopted.

 

Roadmap to a sustainable future

Through our Official Community Plan (OCP) policies, we are fulfilling our community's vision of vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods where everyone is welcomed and valued.

Our many social, environmental, and economic plans are helping us implement those policies.