2025 Budget survey, development charges, Asset Management Plan and more

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2025 Budget schedule and survey

Oxford County Council will review the proposed schedule for 2025 special budget meetings next council meeting:

Special Council Meeting 1: November 20, 2024 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Special Council Meeting 2: November 25, 2024 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Consideration of budget at regular Council Meeting: December 11, 2024 - 9:30 am

On Council approval, Oxford County’s 2024 budget survey will also open on June 12 with participating area municipalities. The survey is an opportunity for residents to learn more about municipal services and share their thoughts on where councils should prioritize funding and service levels. The survey is open June 12 until August 30, 2024, at www.oxfordcounty.ca/speakup.

CS 2024-19 - 2025 Draft Budget Schedule and Budget Survey


Development charges

County Council will be asked to approve the 2024 Development Charge Background Study on June 12, as well as a listing of capital projects that would be supported by development charges over the next 10 years.

Development charges are the fees paid by land developers to help finance the municipal infrastructure and services that are needed to support new growth in residential, commercial and industrial areas. Through development charges, municipalities are able to provide reliable and financially sustainable roads, water, wastewater, fire and ambulance, parks and more.

Through its public consultation process for the background study this spring, Oxford County solicited feedback on whether or not to remove its current exemption for industrial development. The report to Council recommends continuing the exemption.

CS 2024-17 - 2024 Development Charge Background Study


Asset Management Plan update

Oxford County Council receives the 2024 Asset Management Plan next council meeting. The plan has been updated from 2022 to reflect priorities in the County’s new Strategic Plan and updates to the County’s asset management policies. The report notes that with additional provincial requirements for asset management planning coming into effect next year, a public engagement campaign will be launched this fall to receive public feedback for the 2025 Asset Management Plan.

Asset Management is the process of managing a municipality’s physical infrastructure-- such as roads, water and wastewater systems, buildings and more—so they are reliable, efficient, and sustainable into the future. The replacement value of the County’s assets is currently at $3.73 billion:  27% of that figure related to wastewater; 24% to water; 27% to the transportation network; 10% to bridges and structural culverts; 4% to the stormwater network; and the remaining 8% comprising other services including facilities, information technology, fleet and equipment, waste management, housing, long-term care, paramedic services and library.

CS 2024-18 - 2024 Asset Management Plan


Other reports and presentations


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Council this Week previews the Oxford County Council meeting agenda for residents, community partners and employees. Please send your questions and comments to communications@oxfordcounty.ca