The finance department provides a wide variety of administrative and financial services to all departments of the Municipality and to the public. Staff are responsible for coordination of the annual operating and capital budgets, accounting, payroll, asset management planning, job costing, financial reporting, investment and cash management and tax billing and collection.CAO/Clerk Treasurer | Holly Hayes
The Township of South Algonquin budget is approved by Council on an annual basis in the early spring and includes both an operating budget and capital budget.
The operating budget is the plan for the day-to-day operations at the Township including salaries, materials, energy costs, and supplies.
The capital budget is the annual plan for the purchase and financing of the Township’s capital assets. Capital assets include infrastructure, lands, roads, municipal facilities, machinery, and equipment.
Budget Presentation 2020 2020-03-04
Budget Summary March 31 2020-03-31
The Township of South Algonquin appoints an independent licensed auditor for the purpose of annually auditing the accounts and transactions of the municipality. This auditor is selected through the Request for Proposal process. The Auditor completes the annual audit and expresses an opinion on the consolidated financial statements, based on the findings of the audit.
Financial Statements 2019 2019-12-31
Financial Information Return
The Financial Information Return (FIR) is a document that must be filed by every municipality in the province of Ontario annually. This is the annual municipal financial reporting to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Information filed in the municipal FIR is used for grant policy and allocation, setting annual repayment limits (a municipality’s borrowing capacity) and much more.
Financial Information Return
Asset Management Plan
The Asset Management Plan is a multi-year planning document that provides direction to Council and staff for both short- and long-term management of its assets.
The Plan helps the Township make the best possible decisions to minimize risk and cost to taxpayers regarding the construction, operation, maintenance, renewal, replacement, expansion, and disposal of infrastructure assets while optimizing available resources and establishing desired levels of service.
Asset Management Plan 2013-12-18
Fees and Charges
Fees and charges for the Township are passed by Municipal Council in the form of a by-law. The Schedule of Fees by-law is approved annually or when an update is required.
By-law 20-619 Schedule of Fees 2020-06-03
- Telephone banking
- Internet banking
- Your financial institution
- In person – cash, cheque or money order
Telephone and internet banking: When using telephone or internet banking, “South Algonquin Township” is the payee and the roll number on your tax bill is your account number. The bank will require the removal of the last four digits “0000.” It is important to note that you must enter a separate roll number and amount for each property that you own so that payments are allocated correctly.
e-Transfer: e-Transfers can be made by using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your property roll number in the message section. A password is not required.
By mail: Cheques and money orders should be made payable to “Township of South Algonquin.” Post-dated cheques are accepted.
In person: Residents can make a payment in person at the main office, 7 Third Ave., Whitney, Ontario. In addition, there is a drop box outside the main entrance doors of the office for after-hours. We accept cash, cheques or money orders.
For more information regarding taxes, visit the Municipality’s Property Tax page.
Moved? Changed your mailing address?
It is the property owner’s responsibility to inform the Township of any changes of mailing address. To prevent misdirected tax bills, please advise us in writing of any changes as soon as possible. A change of address form is available in the documents section below.
Once completed please return the form to the Municipal office or email to email@example.com. Please be aware, failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you from payment of taxes nor from liability of penalty for late payment.
Property Tax Change of Address Form 2020-12-09