Corporate Services Administration
The Director/Treasurer oversees the Corporation's financial affairs in accordance with the Municipal Act under the direction of Council. The Treasurer is required to provide an operating and capital budget each year to Council for their consideration. The Treasurer is responsible to monitor the expenses to ensure the budget is kept on track.
The Municipal Act of Ontario requires the Counties Council to establish estimates of its expenditures each year. This requirement is satisfied through a budget process which results in the establishment of current annual expenditures and capital expenditure requirements. The process is led by the Governance and Finance Committee and is initiated in the Fall of each year. The budget process culminates with an approved budget and a Counties levy against each local municipality in the form of Counties tax rates on the various classes of property. Formal reporting of expenditures against budget is done on an ongoing basis to prevent budget overruns and to ensure accountability.
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Joint Services Budget
In May of 2000, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, the City of Brockville, the Town of Gananoque and the Town of Prescott formed a Joint Services Committee and agreed on the distribution of costs and management services in the areas of Social Services, Social Housing, Child Care, Land Ambulance and the Provincial Offences Act. Annually, the Committee establishes a budget for each of the services and the costs are shared by the parties based on agreed formulas.
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