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.
2019 Budget Community Meeting
Download materials from the February 4, 2019 budget community meeting:
Proposed departmental operating budgets 2019
Draft project summary with alignment to council strategies and priorities
Proposed project budgets, 2019-2023
2019 preliminary budget information presentation
2019 Budget Timeline
The following are proposed dates for the 2019 budget process:
|November 2018 through January 2019||Operational and project budget planning|
|January 2019||Council review of proposed operating and project budgets|
|February 4||Budget community meeting|
|February 26||Regular council meeting - budget|
|March 12||Regular council meeting - first 3 readings, five-year financial plan bylaw|
|March 26||Regular council meeting - adopt five-year financial plan bylaw; first 3 readings, tax rate bylaws|
|April 9||Regular council meeting - adopt tax rate bylaws|
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.