Each year, the District of Sooke Council must adopt a five year financial plan, with the current year of the plan being the annual budget. The financial plan identifies both operating and capital expenditures balanced against revenues from such sources as:
- property tax
- sale of services
- transfers from other governments
The financial plan is developed by Council through their strategic planning process and identifies for staff and the public what types and quality of services are to be provided. A public consultation process is required for the financial plan and the municipality must produce annual audited financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. The audited statements must be included in the Annual Municipal Report.
2017-2021 Five Year Financial Plan
February 3, 2017 (last updated February 21, 2017)
Over the next few months, District of Sooke Council will go through the process of approving the Financial Plan and Property Tax Rates for 2017. The process involves open dialogue and consultation with the residents of the District of Sooke with many opportunities for the public to find out more about the District’s budgeting process. The Five Year Financial Plan and Tax Rate bylaws must be adopted by May 15, 2017.
View Regular and Special meetings (ALL open to the public) outlined below online at Agenda and Minutes.
2017-2021 Financial Plan Development Calendar
|March 8, 2017||Review of Departmental Budgets: CAO, Protective Services (RCMP, Fire), Council, Corporate Services, Financial Services, Revenues, Development Services, Capital Budget, Wastewater|
|March 9, 2017||Review of Departmental Budgets continued (remainder of items that do not get addressed the night before)|
|March 22, 2017||Community Grant Application Presentations & Review|
|March 23, 2017||Community Grant Application Presentations & Review continued|
|March 29, 2017||Budget Finalization: Council approves the 2017-2021 Five Year Financial Plan. (Possible first, second and third reading of the 2017 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw)|
|March 30, 2017 (if required)||Budget Finalization: Council approves the 2017-2021 Five Year Financial Plan.|
|April 2017||BC Assessment Authority provides the electronic copy of Revised Roll.|
|April 10, 2017||Adoption of 2017 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw (or first, second and third readings if not already completed)|
|April 24, 2017||The Director of Finance presents revised roll and first, second and third reading of the 2017 Property Tax Rate Bylaw (and Adoption of 2017 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw, if not already completed)|
|May 8, 2017||Council adopts the 2017 Property Tax Rate Bylaw.|
|Before May 15, 2017||Legislative requirement for approval of the 2017 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw and 2017 Property Tax Rate Bylaw.|