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Financial Reports

Every year, an external independent accounting firm audits the Township of Champlain's financial statements and we publish those Annual Financial Statements.  These statements include Audited Financial Statements, as required by the Ontario Municipal Act.  These statements help the Municipality demonstrate responsible management of financial resources through open, transparent, accountable and innovate leadership in local governance.

The Financial Information Return (FIR) is the main data collection tool used by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to collect financial and statistical information on Municipalities. The FIR is a standard document comprised of a number of Schedules which are updated each year to comply with current legislation and reporting requirements.

Financial Statements

Year Documents
2020 Financial Statements
2019 Financial Statements
2018 Financial Statements & Public Library Board Financial Statements
2017 Financial Statements
2016 Financial Statements
2015 Financial Statements
2014 Financial Statements

Financial Information Returns (FIR)

Year Documents
2020 Financial Information Return
2019 Financial Information Return
2018 Financial Information Return
2017 Financial Information Return
2016 Financial Information Return 
2015 Financial Information Return
2014 Financial Information Return

Asset Management Plan

The Asset Management Plan helps the Township make the best possible decisions regarding the construction, operation, maintenance, renewal, replacement, expansion and disposal of infrastructure assets while minimizing risk and cost to taxpayers and maximizing service delivery.

Asset Management Plan & Policy

The Township of Champlain’s infrastructure assets are key resources used to provide services to the public. All of these services contribute to the local economy and improve the quality of life for residents. These include:

  • The provision of a safe and efficient road network;
  • Safe drinking water;
  • Environmentally sound wastewater treatment;
  • Effective waste collection and processing;
  • Efficient and safe fire and rescue;
  • Improved facility management.

Asset Management Plan

Strategic Asset Management Policy


Municipal User Fees

Municipal fees and charges are a charge to the user of a specific municipal service, activity or product, or for the use of municipal property.

User Fees

The purpose of a User Fees and Charges is to recover costs incurred as a result of services provided by the municipality. Most services are as a result of an individual or group needs and not beneficial to the community as a whole. Those services are calculated to recovery costs to provide the services. During the annual budget process, these user fees and charges are reviewed and amended accordingly, to ensure that cost recovery is reviewed and achieved on an economy of scale.

2021 User Fees and Charges


Budget

2021 Budget

The Township of Champlain’s 2021 budget has been approved. On January 14, 2021, council voted to accept an investment of $6,078,660 in capital projects and $14,490,820 through the operating budget that provides the day-to-day delivery of services and programs to Champlain residents.

For 2021, the property tax rate is increased by 1.65%.

For a house with a property assessment of $200,000, the increase represents $38.48:

  • $30.28 for the municipal portion (2.5%)
  • $8.20 for United Counties portion (1%).

 “I’m very pleased with the result of the works of our elected representatives and department’s heads, who delivered a budget commensurate with our residents’ ability to pay, while continuing essential infrastructure maintenance,” said Mayor Normand Riopel.

Ms. Paula Knudsen, Chief Administrative Officer, added that the budget approval will allow the Township to complete several projects that will allow the administration to provide a high level of service and to maintain the existing infrastructure while planning for the future.

Highlights of the 2021 Budget

  • Several grants for capital projects for a total of $720,000 (excluding King Street project).
  • Major investment in roads:
    • $2.24 M grant from the federal and provincial governments for the rehabilitation of King Street. The United Counties of Prescott and Russell will fund 50% of some costs. The non-subsidized portion is $830,996.
    • Stephens and St-Denis Streets—$1.34M for surface rehabilitation and water and sewer systems.
    • Sandy Hill Road and Pattee Road fissures sealing—$60,000.
    • New play structure in Miner Park—$75,000.
    • Arena lights change to LED for energy and cost savings—$70,000.
    • New corporative and economic development strategic plans—$69,300.
    • Phase II of the community improvement plan for business owners—$7,500.
    • Community Grants Program—$50,000.

The budget also includes $1,019,296 allocated to debt service payments, which represents a reduction of $44,750. Your municipal budget funds services and programs in diverse sectors such as roads, police department, fire services, social and family services, garbage and recycling collection, parks and recreation programs, snow clearing, planning and economic development.

Full 2021 Budget

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