Township of West Lincoln


For Immediate Release: March 2, 2021

Council Approves 2021 Budget


West Lincoln, Ont. – March 2nd - At its March 1st Council meeting, the Township of West Lincoln approved a 2021 Operating Budget of $18.6 million and a 2021 Capital Budget of $5.9 million.

This budget is supported with a general tax levy of $8,130,140 that includes a new levy of $75,300 for the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital rebuild.  A homeowner with an average assessed home valued at $382,397 can expect to see their overall tax bill increase by an estimated 3.10% or $11.32/month. The 2021 budget focused on building adequate reserve levels and on expanding the volume of road rehabilitation works.  In addition, this budget commits funding for the hard-topping of a gravel road.

Some 2021 budget highlights include:

  • $1.3 million of road rehabilitation projects covering 5 km of roads, which represents an increase of $165,000 from 2020 spending;
  • A $630,000 project to hard-top just under 4 km. of road on Concession 5 between Abingdon Road and Westbrook Road which represents the first hard-topping of a road in over ten years
  • Commencement of work on the $ 5 million St. Ann’s Road and Bridge Reconstruction project which has received $4.2 million of funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) Rural and Northern Stream
  • The replacement of a Fire Tanker truck at $450,000;
  • $1.12 million for the replacement of a backhoe, one single axle truck and two tandem trucks with plow units
  • $778,000 of Capital works related to Environmental Infrastructure including $485,000 of rehabilitation works on the Brock Street water and storm sewer assets
  • Two projects totaling $185,000 have been approved that will support business and employment opportunities: an Economic Development Master plan for the Industrial Park and a Rural Employment Zone study.

The Township is now able to provide budget data through OpenBook in an easy to use format using charts, graphs and maps.


“I’m really pleased with the work and negotiations that our staff and Council put in to this budget. It responds to a most challenging year and reflects a balance between service and affordability. The addition of a hospital levy allows us to meet our commitment to this rebuild alongside our municipal and regional counterparts. It includes a long awaited restart of our tar and chipping program on some of our gravel roads”. 

Media Contacts:

Dave Bylsma
Township of West Lincoln
Bev Hendry
Township of West Lincoln