Budget and Financials

Every time your street is plowed, your garbage or recycling bin is collected, you visit a park or arena, or your streetlights turn on you are witnessing your tax dollars at work. Municipal budget decisions set the funding for important infrastructure, programs, services, and facilities we depend on to maintain our quality of life.

The Finance Department of the Municipality of Bluewater has a primary responsibility to manage the municipality’s financial resources in an accountable and fiscally trustworthy manner that is legislatively compliant with provincial and federal policy decisions and statutes.

Bluewater's budget is prepared on an annual basis and is made up of the following:

Operating - The revenue in this budget is primarily from property taxes and user fees. The budget covers the daily expenses for municipal services and programs. Some examples are road maintenance and repairs, snow removal, community services and programming, by-law enforcement, and fire and police services.

Capital - The revenue in this budget can be from property taxes, reserves, development charges, debt, grants and co-share with others, such as the county or developers. The capital budget provides for the construction of new assets or rehabilitates existing ones, including roads, sewers, watermains, bridges, fleet replacements and more.

All the below reports are available in alternative formats, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you.

2023 Budget—Notice of Municipal Budget Adoption

Notice is hereby given that Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Bluewater adopt the 2023 Municipal Budget at the regular Council meeting on April 24th, 2023.

A by-law will be passed to adopt the tax rates for 2023. For more information on property taxes, please visit the property taxes page.

Audited Financial Statements

Financial statements for the Municipality of Bluewater are compiled and audited annually according to Public Sector Accounting Board standards.

2021 Financial Statements

2020 Financial Statements

2019 Financial Statements

If you have questions about the municipal budgeting process or audited financial statements, please contact the Finance department.

Municipality of Bluewater
14 Mill Avenue
N0M 2T0
Phone: 519-236-4351
or 1-877-236-4351
Fax: 519-236-4329
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