As part of the 2017 budget public consultation process, the Township of Langley invites you to use the interactive budget simulator to help us understand your priorities and feedback on various civic services. The objective of the simulator is to encourage budget related feedback and help citizens gain a better understanding of the budget.
The Township collects moneys on behalf of other agencies, such as the Province of BC for school taxes, which are not included in this simulation.
As indicated in Section A below, there are seven public service and five internal functions supported by your Township property tax dollar. There are also three functions supported by user fees from households subscribing to water, sewer, and solid waste services as indicated in Section B below.
Thank you for your participation!
The Draft 2017 Budget includes a 1.95% base property tax increase. Below are ten (10) budget items for consideration with the property tax impact noted beside each item for a property valued at $596,845.
|Base Property Tax Increase|
|1. Facility Infrastructure Capital - Increase|
|2. Transportation Infrastructure Capital - Increase|
|3. Roads Paving Program increase|
|4. Balancing Growth/Community Needs - Add (Social Planner, Development Engineer, Support)|
|5. Fire Fighters for Rescue Truck - Add|
|6. Parks Infrastructure Capital Increase|
|7. Information Technology Capital - Increase|
|8. Safety Coordinator - Add|
|9. Fitness Equipment Replacement Reserve - Establish|
|10. Bylaw Officer - Add|
|Solid Waste Services|
Please take a few minutes to use this interactive tool which has four sections as follows:
This section asks you to indicate whether you would increase funding, decrease funding, or keep funding the same for each of the services? The budget is currently balanced through a 1.95% property tax increase. If you increase funding in one area, taxes will automatically increase unless you decrease funding in another area to keep the budget balanced.
To find out about your personal breakdown of the property taxes, please enter your property value as found on your Property Tax Statement or BC Assessment Notice, or you can use the average property value of $596,845 to see the distribution for the average property.
This section asks if you would support or not support the proposed core property tax increase and tax increases for each of the ten decision items listed above in Section A.
This section asks if you would support or not support the proposed user fee increases for the three user pay service functions.
This section asks some top of mind questions.
All feedback will be summarized and provided to Township Mayor and Council as part of the overall public input received during the budget process. We appreciate your interest in engaging in this annual budget consultation process and we value your contributions.