The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) collects revenues from property taxes, fees and charges to provide programs and services, and manage infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer as well as facilities, parks and trails on behalf of the resort community.
The RMOW's budget balances municipal revenues with spending and reserve transfers to pay for municipal services and to save for future expenses.
Strong fiscal management remains as a foundation of RMOW’s budget process. This year’s budget recognizes the success and challenges over the past year and a keen awareness of the cyclical nature of our economy. The budget is developed to manage current demands but is also focused on the longer term strategy and vision for the resort.
2018-2022 Five-Year Financial Plan
The RMOW's 2018-2022 Five-Year Financial Plan (budget document) includes increases of 2.25 percent to property taxes, 1.1 per cent to sewer parcel taxes and user fees, and 4.5 per cent to solid waste parcel taxes and fees. There are no changes to the water parcel taxes and fees.
The 2018 budget guidelines will allow the RMOW to continue to deliver a high level of service to residents and visitors, while balancing current community needs with anticipated future needs.
2018 Budget Community Meeting
Download materials from the February 22, 2018 budget community meeting:
- Proposed departmental operating budgets 2018
- Draft project summary with alignment to council strategies and priorities
- Proposed project budgets and descriptions, 2018-2022
- 2018 community budget open house display posters
- 2018 community budget open house presentation slides
Annual Planning Process
The RMOW’s Audit and Finance Standing Committee provides direction and guidance to staff during the development of the budget. Council deliberates and votes on the the municipality’s Five-Year Financial Plan (budget document). After the budget is adopted by Council, tax rates are calculated, tax rate bylaws are adopted, and property tax notices are sent to property owners.
The budget planning process is part of a larger corporate planning process, which includes regular opportunities to receive information and provide feedback. This process also includes updates to the Corporate Plan and annual Community Monitoring.
For budget questions or feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org.