Township of Langley Budget Simulator 2018

As part of the 2018 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.

Section A below shows what service and support departments paid for, in part, through your tax dollars. Water, Sanitary Sewer and Solid Waste (Garbage) are three functions supported by user fees from households subscribing to the service as indicated in Section B below.

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.

Simulator results will be reviewed by Township Council and shared with the public as part of the budget process. Thank you for your participation!

A. Services Supported by Property Taxes

The Draft 2018 Budget includes a 1.95% base property tax increase. Below are nine (9) budget items for consideration with the property tax impact noted beside each item for a residential property valued at $813,562. Item 10, an increase in development revenue is being recognized, and is considered general revenue that will partially offset expenditure items presented below. With items 1 through 10 included, the Draft 2018 Property Tax increase would be 2.47%.

Budget itemsTax increase (%)Tax increase ($)Annual total ($)
Base Property Tax - Increase1.95%$38$1,993
1. RCMP Members (4) starting October 1, 2018+ 0.14%$3-
2. Roads Infrastructure Capital - Increase+ 0.41%$8-
3. Facilities Infrastructure Capital - Increase+ 0.41%$8-
4. Stormwater Infrastructure Capital - Increase+ 0.22%$4-
5. Parks Infrastructure Capital - Increase+ 0.17%$3-
6. Gateway of Hope+ 0.08%$2-
7. Infrastructure Asset Technician (cost shared with Utilities)+ 0.05%$1-
8. Airport Maintenance, Fueling and Support Staff+ 0.10%$2-
9. Soil Bylaw Officer (Full time salary offset by Part Time)+ 0.00%$0-
10. Development Revenue Increase recognized-1.06%($21)-

B. Services Supported by User Pay Fees

Fee change (%)Fee change ($)Annual total ($)
Water Services+ 1.25%$6$507
Sewer Services+ 2.85%$12$435
Solid Waste Services0.00%$0$290

Getting Started

Please take a few minutes to use this interactive tool which has four sections as follows:

  1. Services Supported by Property Taxes
    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 base 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 $813,562 to see the distribution for the average property.

  2. Services Supported by Property Taxes – Proposed Property Tax Increases
    This section asks if you would support or not support the proposed core property tax increase and tax increases for each of the nine decision items listed above in Section A.

  3. Services Supported by User Pay Fees and Proposed User Fee Increases
    This section asks if you would support or not support the proposed user fee increases for the three user pay service functions.

  4. Top of Mind Issues
    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.

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Police Learn more

Your choice

Draft 2018 net property taxes = $29,563,391 or 23%
Total representative house taxes = $38.88/month

The Langley RCMP is the primary agency responsible for public safety in the Township. Members take pride in keeping the community safe through prevention, education, and intelligence-led enforcement. Through the use of the cutting edge analytical tools, Langley RCMP targets prolific offenders, and problem areas, in the most efficient manner. They also work closely with many community partners to solve complex issues.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Police?
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Fire Learn more

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Draft 2018 net property taxes = $16,810,902 or 13%
Total representative house taxes = $22.11/month

Committed to protecting life, property, and the environment, the Township’s Fire Division consists of 211 personnel – 90 career and 105 paid-call suppression members who respond to fires, vehicle crashes, and other emergency situations.  There are also 16 administration staff who provide emergency preparedness and public education programs, conduct fire investigations/inspections, and deliver training to staff, public, and other agencies.

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Transportation Learn more

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Draft 2018 net property taxes = $21,996,149 or 17%
Total representative house taxes = $28.93/month

Transportation Engineering services provide for the safe and efficient movement of people and vehicles by issuing permits related to road works and usage, overseeing road construction projects, constructing road improvements, and coordinating traffic safety.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Transportation?
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Recreation and Culture Learn more

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Draft 2018 net property taxes = $10,534,790 or 8%
Total representative house taxes = $13.85/month

Creating and supporting active, healthy lifestyles for our residents and guests is at the forefront of Recreation and Culture. The division strives to improve health and encourage active lifestyles by offering indoor and outdoor services for all ages, skills, and interests. Four departments deliver programs, manage facilities, hold special public events, work with community partners and stakeholders, prepare bi-annual Leisure Guide publication and communications, and oversee public registration for its programs.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Recreation and Culture?
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Facilities Learn more

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Draft 2018 net property taxes = $10,240,293 or 8%
Total representative house taxes = $13.47/month

Facilities department is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, operation, energy management, safety, and capital investment for all Township facilities.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Facilities?
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Parks Learn more

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Draft 2018 net property taxes = $10,955,448 or 9%
Total representative house taxes = $14.41/month

Parks Design and Development provides park administration services including facility bookings, field allocations, sport, and special events coordination. The department plans and designs the development of public parks, including playing fields, playgrounds, passive areas, streetscapes, greenways, and trails. The department develops park plans with public consultation and provides project and construction management services for the development and renewal of park assets.

Park Operations is responsible for maintenance and operations within active and passive parks, public open spaces, trails, civic building grounds, and cemeteries. The department includes asset management, turf maintenance, infrastructure maintenance, cemetery services, and the oversight and maintenance of the municipality’s urban forest and public landscaping/horticulture within the parks system, conservation areas, and undeveloped public open spaces.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Parks?
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Stormwater or Surface Drainage Learn more

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Draft 2018 net property taxes = $6,922,773 or 6%
Total representative house taxes = 9.10/month

The abundance of rain in the Township keeps our lands and fields green, and recharges aquifers. Excess runoff feeds our creeks and watercourses – which are important habitats for salmonids and other fish species. Man-made changes to the landscape result in a need to manage the runoff to control erosion and flooding.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for Stormwater or Surface Drainage?
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General Government Learn more

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Draft 2018 net property taxes = $19,252,333
See breakdown below

The category consists of:

  • Community Development, Property and Admin (4%, $6.58/month)
  • Information Technology 4%, $7.25/month)
  • Finance (3%, $5.17/month)
  • Human Resources (1%, $2.17/month)
  • Legislative Services (including Mayor and Council) (2%, $3.92/month)
  • Community Development Division provides leadership for the development of a sustainable community, focussing on creating sustainable neighbourhoods that meet the needs of residents and businesses now and in the future. This division helps manage growth while respecting the environment and protecting our heritage.

    Corporate Administration (including Property Services), Human Resources, and Finance divisions provide advisory, information, and service functions to the Township.

Would you increase, decrease or maintain funding for General Government?
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Summary

Property Taxes

Thinking about all the programs and services you receive from the Township of Langley, what overall value do you feel you receive for your tax dollars?
"Thinking about all the programs and services you receive from the Township of Langley, what overall value do you feel you receive for your tax dollars?"

Universal Services Learn more

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Universal Services includes Parks, Transportation Utility, Stormwater Utility, and General (which includes Fire, Police, Recreation & Culture, Facilities, and General Government).

Hit the switch to see the impact on your annual tax bill.
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Indicate your support for the proposed tax increase.
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RCMP: 4 Members Starting Oct. 1st Learn more

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Council is considering adding four new RCMP officers starting October 1, 2018, at a prorated cost of $167,849, a 2018 property tax increase of 0.14%. In 2019, a further nine months will be added at an additional 0.42%.

Hit the switch to see the impact on your annual tax bill.
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Indicate your support for the proposed increase for four new RCMP officers.
"Indicate your support for the proposed increase for four new RCMP officers."

Transportation Infrastructure Capital Funding Learn more

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Council is considering increasing the annual funding envelope for Transportation Infrastructure capital projects by $500,000 with a corresponding property tax increase of 0.41%.

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"Indicate your support for the proposed increase."

Facility Infrastructure Capital Funding Learn more

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Council is considering increasing the annual funding envelope for Facility Infrastructure capital projects by $500,000 with a corresponding property tax increase of 0.41%.

Hit the switch to see the impact on your annual tax bill.
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Indicate your support for the proposed increase.
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Stormwater Infrastructure Capital Funding Learn more

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Council is considering increasing the annual funding envelope for Stormwater Infrastructure capital projects by $250,000 with a corresponding property tax increase of 0.22%.

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Parks Infrastructure Capital Funding Learn more

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Council is considering increasing the annual funding envelope for Parks Infrastructure capital projects by $200,000 with a corresponding property tax increase of 0.17%.

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Indicate your support for the proposed increase.
"Indicate your support for the proposed increase."

Gateway of Hope Learn more

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Council is considering providing an annual grant of $100,000 (for five years) to the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope, with a corresponding property tax increase of 0.08%.

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Indicate your support for the proposed assistance.
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Airport Maintenance, Fueling and Office Support Learn more

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Council is considering the addition of a full time position responsible for maintenance and fueling ($85,357) as well as part-time clerical support ($33,180) with a combined property tax increase of 0.10% to support these additions.

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Indicate your support for the proposed increase.
"Indicate your support for the proposed increase."

Soil Bylaw Officer Learn more

Council is considering the addition of a Soil Bylaw Officer for $80,000 with an offset in seasonal labour resulting in no corresponding increase in property tax to support this position.

Indicate your support for the proposed addition of a Soil Bylaw Officer.
"Indicate your support for the proposed addition of a Soil Bylaw Officer."

Infrastructure Asset Technician Learn more

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Council is considering the addition of an Infrastructure Asset Technician. Property taxes will contribute $57,700 (0.05%) of the total cost with the balance of the total $90,500 coming the Water and Sewer Utilities.

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Indicate your support for the proposed increase.
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Water Learn more

Draft 2018 net user fees = $20,672,682
Total user fee per household subscribing to the water service = $42.27/month

The Township of Langley’s water infrastructure includes over 500 km of water main, 2,500 fire hydrants, 20,000 service connections, 10 reservoirs, 25 wells, 12 pump stations, 23 pressure reducing valve stations, and a major water treatment facility. The Engineering Division is responsible for safe and efficient supply, distribution, and delivery of clean potable water to the community.

Indicate the water system you use on your property.
"Indicate the water system you use on your property."
Indicate your support for the proposed user fee increase. Learn more

The 2018 proposed property user fee increase of 1.25% will provide funding for non-discretionary expenditure increases for salaries and wages, utility contracts, service and maintenance contracts, debt repayment, and operating costs for water infrastructure. In addition, cost-share funding of $16,400 will assist with the hiring of an Infrastructure Asset Technician.

"Indicate your support for the proposed user fee increase."

Sewer Learn more

Draft 2018 net user fees = $15,420,869
Total user fee per household subscribing to the sewer service = $36.26/month

The Engineering Division is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the municipal sanitary sewerage system. This includes the collection and conveyance of discharge from homes and businesses to the regional facilities for treatment.  The Township’s municipal sanitary sewerage system consists of over 350 km of sewer pipes, 15,000 service connections, and 31 lift stations.

Indicate the Sewer system you use on your property.
"Indicate the Sewer system you use on your property."
Indicate your support for the proposed user fee increase. Learn more

The 2018 proposed property user fee increase of 2.85% will provide funding for non-discretionary expenditure increases for salaries and wages, utility contracts, service and maintenance contracts, debt repayment, and operating costs for the sewer infrastructure. In addition, cost-share funding of $16,400 will assist with the hiring of an Infrastructure Asset Technician.

"Indicate your support for the proposed user fee increase."

Solid Waste (Garbage Collection) Learn more

Draft 2018 net user fees = $6,834,574
Total user fee per household subscribing to the solid waste service = $24.17/month

The Solid Waste section of Engineering is responsible for collection services related to garbage, yard trimmings, recyclables, and managing an annual hazardous waste collection program, which includes sustainable community initiatives aimed at public education, intended to encourage reduction of waste volumes and thereby reducing the impact to the environment.

Indicate the solid waste system you use on your property
"Indicate the solid waste system you use on your property"

The Solid Waste (garbage collection) Utility will complete its first full year with the new semi-automatic collection process which includes household base rates and cart rates (based on size).

  • A representative single family pays $290 annually.
  • A multi-family pays $215 annually.

A status quo budget is being recommended for the utility, with no rate changes for 2018.

Top of Mind Issues

In your view, as a resident of the Township of Langley, what are the three (3) most important issues facing your community that you feel should receive the greatest attention from your local leaders?
"In your view, as a resident of the Township of Langley, what are the three (3) most important issues facing your community that you feel should receive the greatest attention from your local leaders?"

General Comments

Please use the space below to provide City Council and/or City staff with any feedback not previously mentioned that you have on the City budget or the simulated budget exercise.

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