Finance and Taxes
Questions? Call Jennifer Muoka at 613-257-6218 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful Forms and Documents
2022 Draft Budget Documents
- 2022 Draft Budget Public Presentation
- 2022 Proposed Ten-year Plan
- 2022 Proposed Capital Budget
- Departmental Budget Deliberation Day
The public will have the opportunity to provide input on the proposed levy increase until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021. Please email email@example.com with any comments before the December 14th deadline.
A Special Meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, December 16th, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of approving the Town’s 2022 budget.
2021 Due Dates
How to pay your taxes:
- Directly at your bank
- Use online or telephone banking (ask how at your bank or credit union)
- Drop your payment off in the mail slot at the police station (15 Coleman Street)
- Pay in person at the Town Hall (175 Bridge Street)
Budget Documents and Notices
Discontinuation of Vacant Unit Tax Rebate Program
In 2017, the Province announced that municipal rebates for vacant commercial and industrial properties and excess commercial and industrial land are no longer mandatory. In 2019, Lanark County Treasurers asked Lanark County to begin the process to apply to the Province to eliminate these rebates throughout Lanark County. County Council supported this action on September 4, 2019.
On November 10, 2020, Lanark County received notification from the Ministry of Finance that instead of preparing the regulations to implement the County’s requested changes to eliminate the exemptions, the Provincial Government would be enacting changes to the Municipal Act that would enable municipalities to modify the vacancy rebate and reduction programs at the local level through municipal by-law. These changes to The Act received Royal Assent on December 8, 2020.
Property owners submitting applications in 2020 (for rebates of 2019 taxes) we informed verbally that the program would be unavailable in 2021 (for rebates of 2020 taxes).
On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 By-law No. 43-2021 to discontinue the Vacant Unit Tax Rebate Program for owners of vacant commercial / industrial property or portions thereof was passed.
Significant Policies and Documents
2017 Asset Management Plan
Service Delivery Review of Carleton Place Child Care Services
Several recommendations are offered and related directly to the scope of the Service Delivery Review and the long-term financial sustainability of the program.
One Human Service Network (OneHSN) was engaged by the Town of Carleton Place through an RFP issued in October 2021 to conduct a service delivery review of Carleton Place Child care Services. The service delivery review provides an opportunity for Council, staff, and other key stakeholders to understand the services provided by Carleton Place Child Care in the surrounding area and as part of the service system, currently and in the future. The recommendations put forward in this report offer options, strategies and considerations aimed toward financial stability and sustainability, over the long-term. As a municipally operated program, the analysis and report findings considered the governance model as a public entity, the impact of the last 21 months of operation over the duration of the pandemic and the potential that may exist should the Province of Ontario sign an agreement with the Federal government for $10 per day child care that would infuse new funding and increase demand for child care.
OneHSN has provided several recommendations categorized in five key areas:
- Governance and Organizational
- Efficiency through better use of resources
- Digitization to streamline administration and improve customer service
- Service delivery improvements