Important Information for Potential Candidates
Amendments made to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, will affect the timing and process of the 2018 Municipal Election to be held on October 22, 2018. Those wishing to be a candidate for the election are advised to note the following:
Town of Lincoln Website and Social Media Disclaimer Statement
The Town of Lincoln ("The Town") is committed to operating its website as an effective method of communication with interested users. The Town will adhere to all legislation regarding privacy and freedom of information which apply to it, which may result in significant disclosures of the information contained in users' comments or messages, as is a risk normal to the use of social networking sites.
About the Town of Lincoln Councillors
Councillor Robert Foster - 5th term
On your Town property tax bill, you see a blended tax rate. This means that while Lincoln sets a certain tax rate increase, it is only on the Town’s portion of your tax bill. The diagram below shows the breakdown or blend of taxes.
Breakdown of taxes:
- Lincoln’s portion 35.4%
- Niagara Region’s portion 50.4% (Region & Region waste)
- Education 14.2%
How are property tax rates calculated?
Assessed value of your property X tax rate set for your property class = property tax
2018 Capital Budget Overview
The capital budget has the common goal of balancing the immediate and future needs, with consideration of affordability. Capital projects and assets include such things as vehicles, roads, bridges, watermains, buildings, vehicles, and equipment.
What are the benefits of Budget Planning?
Budgets are an important guide that dictates spending and planning for the coming year.
- Legislated/Mandated: We need to do it – other funding available
- Growth/Strategic: Required to support growth or accomplish strategic projects – DC’s, grants, partnerships, etc.
- Service Delivery: How we deliver services, efficiencies, prioritization of work, scheduling
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