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!
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 $813,562. Item 10, an increase in development revenue is being recognized, and is considered general revenue that will partially offset expenditure items presented below. With items 1 through 10 included, the Draft 2018 Property Tax increase would be 2.47%.
|Budget items||Tax increase (%)||Tax increase ($)||Annual total ($)|
|Base Property Tax - Increase||1.95%||$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%||($21)||-|
|Fee change (%)||Fee change ($)||Annual total ($)|
|Water Services||+ 1.25%||$6||$507|
|Sewer Services||+ 2.85%||$12||$435|
|Solid Waste Services||0.00%||$0||$290|
Please take a few minutes to use this interactive tool which has four sections as follows:
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.
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.
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.
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.