Budget and Ten Year Plan

County's Annual Budget and 10-Year Plan

To learn more about the County's annual budget and ten-year planning process, please watch the following video:

Wellington County Council approves the annual operating and capital budgets early in the year (typically January).

The operating and capital budgets outline how the County of Wellington will use its finances to deliver essential services to its residents. The operating budget covers day-to-day expenses, while the capital budget covers major infrastructure requirements.

The 2020 budget timetable was approved by Council on April 25th, 2019. 

Information about the County's 2020 Budget and Ten-Year Plan is provided below:


2020 Budget Highlights


2020 Budget Book


January 6, 2020 Preliminary Budget Presentation to Council


January 2020 County of Wellington Budget report Council


Highlights of the 2020 Budget and 10-Year Plan

  • Curbside collection contract changes to provide a number of new and enhanced services for County residents, including weekly recycling and organics collection, bi-weekly garbage collection, collection on both sides of the road in urban and rural areas and Leaf and Yard Waste collection in the spring and fall
  • Planning for the closure of Phase I and opening of Phase II at the Riverstown Landfill
  • Additional resources at the Wellington Terrace Long-Term Care Home to provide improved resident care
  • Investment in roads capital infrastructure and facilities over the next ten years, including $25.2 million for facility upgrades to fund the replacement of the Arthur, Erin, Brucedale and Harriston public works facilities and begin design on Aberfoyle throughout the forecast
  • 2020 Allocation of an additional $6.3 million for the replacement of the Badley Bridge in Elora, $3.3 million for the continued works on Wellington Road 46 through Puslinch, and the initiation of a transportation master plan to identify priorities and inform future budgets
  • Additional resources to address provincial requirements for asset management planning for both the County as well as its member municipalities
  • Increased investment in improvements to County owned social and affordable housing units to address increasing costs and needs
  • First full year of service for Ride Well, the countywide, demand based, public ride-sharing service







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