Public Input

Council would like to hear from you and consider your views as they continue the 2016 budget and 2016-2020 Financial Plan deliberations.

Budget input accepted until January 4, 2016.

2016 – 2020 Financial Plan

We are pleased to present the draft 2016-2020 Financial Plan for public consultation and input. This is the plan currently being considered by Mayor and Council for the years 2016-2020. It includes budgeted operating revenue and expenses and capital projects, source and application of funds, for both UNIVERSAL SERVICES and USER PAY UTILITIES.

To provide some context for the 2016-2020 Financial Planning process the following charts provide a snapshot of Township demography and highlights of actual growth since 1961 and projected growth to 2041.

Click here to view the Capital Budget presentation.
Click Here to view the Capital Budget backup including summaries by major category and individual project sheets per summary, as presented to Council October 5, 2015


A summary, by division, of the capital budget is shown below:

Click here to view the Operating Budget presentation.
Click Here to view the Operating Budget backup by division including all adjustments to the 2015 base budget, as presented to Council November 2, 2015. 



Universal pay utilities benefit everyone and are collectively paid for by taxpayers. Property owners cannot opt out or unsubscribe from a universal pay utility. Universal pay utilities include:

  • General purposes (fire, police, recreation and culture, facilities, and general government)
  • Parks
  • Stormwater
  • Transportation

Each universal pay utility is funded independently. For example, revenue collected for the storm water utility cannot be used to fund parks or transportation. The amount of revenue needed to provide these utility services is determined during the annual budget process, and the tax rate is set accordingly.


User pay utilities are funded by the users (or subscribers) of the service. The Township operates three user pay utilities:

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Solid Waste (Garbage)

During the annual budget process, the amount of revenue necessary to provide these utility services is determined and shared across users of the services through a utility user rate. 

For example, for residential users the proposed water rate is $494 per unit, for sewer $399 and for Solid Waste $291 for 2016.

As adopted by Council, the current 2015-2020 Financial Plan Bylaw reflects the following Universal Services property tax increases for the years 2016-2019 as compared to the same increases included in those years in the 2016-2020 Financial Plan.

The 2016 Budget includes a “base property tax increase” of 1.95%. The base includes an increase in the contribution to capital for Transportation 0.46% as well as 0.23% for proposed Aldergrove Community Centre operating costs leaving a core property tax increase of 1.26%.

Consideration is requested for 1.0% or $1.1 million as an Infrastructure Levy consisting of 0.5% transfer to Capital Infrastructure Renewal and Replacement Reserve and 0.5% increase in the annual Paving program. 0.46% has been requested for an increase in the contribution to capital for Parks and an additional increase of 0.13% for Fire Infrastructure. For Protective Services (Police), 0.30% is being requested to fund two additional RCMP members. For Community Development, 0.09% has been requested for a Litter and Illegal Waste Management bylaw officer.

“Core property tax increases” are required to cover projected salary and wage increases arising from collective bargaining, major contractual cost increases (RCMP, Fraser Valley Regional Library) other contractual cost increases such as service and maintenance contracts, utilities (gas, diesel, electricity, etc.) and revenue adjustments.

As adopted by Council, the current 2015-2019 Financial Plan Bylaw reflects the following Utility User Pay rate increases for the years 2016-2019 as compared to the same increases included in those years in the 2016-2020 Financial Plan.

The following table depicts the impact of the proposed increases on a single family dwelling valued at $514,000 by BC Assessment. General municipal property taxes funding parks, transportation, storm water, fire, police recreation and culture and other general government expenses would increase by $32 or $2.67 per month. Water, sewer and solid waste user fees would increase by an additional $6 or $0.50 per month for a total of $38 or $3.17 per month.

Derived from statistics compiled by the Province, the chart below shows how the Township of Langley ranked in 2015 among lower mainland communities when it came to municipal property taxes on a representative house.

After surveying proposed property tax percentage increases put forward by other lower mainland municipalities for 2015, the chart below shows where Langley Township placed. Communities with Casino revenue are highlighted.

The relationship of Light Industry/Commercial Tax Ratios to residential is of interest to organizations considering locating their industry or business in the Township. Langley is positioned favourably when compared with other municipalities in the region with populations greater than 50,000 which may be our competition.

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