The Finance Department is responsible for the financial affairs of the Township and ensuring the overall financial well-being of the Township of Addington Highlands including Budget and Taxation.
The Finance Department is also responsible for ensuring compliance with a variety of legislated reporting requirements including the Annual Financial Information Return (FIR).
At the beginning of each year the Treasurer is responsible for preparing a document that outlines all the expenditures and revenues of each department. This document is then brought forward to Council for review. At budget meetings Council Members then discuss and review with each Department Head their proposed budget.
All budget meetings are open to the public and notice of these meetings are posted on the Township Website and Facebook Page.
Once the budget is passed it is then a public document and you may view or request a copy by contacting the Treasurer.
The Tax Rates are calculated in conjunction with the annual budget process. Taxes are billed twice a year and are sent out by mail the first week of March and the first week of July.
Address Change Form
If you would like to change your address, we have a form available.
- By sending a cheque in the mail
- In person by cash or cheque at the Township Office.
- Using the mail slot at the front entrance of Township Office or the Addington Highlands Community Centre – Denbigh
- Telephone/Online Banking
- Interac E-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pre-Authorized Debit
For more information about the above payment options please contact the Township Office.
Questions about your property taxes or any taxation issue should be directed to the Treasurer.
Questions about your property assessment or MPAC, please visit www.mpac.ca
Year End Financial Statements
Financial statements provide information on a municipality’s financial activities and balances for the period. Financial statements also provide information on a municipality’s financial position in terms of its assets and liabilities, its net financial resources (called net debt), accumulated surplus or deficit, and its tangible capital assets and other non-financial assets. Financial statements reflect the outcomes of activities that create revenue and incur expenses to determine whether the municipality operated in a surplus or a deficit for that period. Financial statements also provide a meaningful summary of the sources, allocation and consumption of municipal economic resources, how the activities of the period have affected the municipality’s net debt, how municipal activities were financed, and how cash requirements were met.
Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP)
The Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) is a program whereby all Ontario municipalities would measure their performance in various core service areas and report on their performance to the taxpayers.
Performance measurement is a tool that may be used to assess how well an organization performs in the provision of goods and services. Performance measurement:
- creates measures or indicators of the efficiency and effectiveness of public services;
- produces information that municipalities can use to make decisions to improve local services;
- strengthens municipal accountability to taxpayers;
- monitors ongoing performance to assist in planning for the future of communities;
- evaluates past performance and allows municipalities to share best practices
Comparison of raw MPMP data to other municipalities also may lead to inaccurate conclusions, unless the following differences are taken into account:
- geographic size and location of the municipality;
- varying service levels;
- differences in the method of service delivery;
- unique factors in each municipality which impact service delivery or cost; and
- differences in accounting and cost allocation methods between municipalities i.e. allocation of general government program support costs
Asset Management Plan
The Township of Addington Highlands remains focused on the issue of sustainability. Council realizes that to remain sustainable, they need to have a plan for the management of their assets and infrastructure. An asset management plan has been developed to help guide council and staff to make decisions on which projects should be prioritized for which years.
Conservation and Demand Management Plan
The Township of Addington Highlands (the Township) adopted this revised Energy and Demand Management (CDM) Plan (the Plan) in June 2019 and builds on the original CDM plan created in 2014.
Under Ontario Regulation 507/18 of the Electricity Act, the Township is required to develop and publish CDM plans and update them every five years. This plan has been structured to comply with the requirements specified in the regulation.
The Township will revisit and update this plan every five years, as required under the regulation. The Township’s Energy Officer (the Chief Building Official/Facilities Manager) has overall responsibility for the maintenance and implementation of this plan.
Natalie Tryon, Deputy Treasurer
Phone: 613-336-2286 ext. 205