Thursday, April 30, 2020

Port Edward outlines Budget measures and new Strategic Plan

The District of Port Edward will approve their budget and property tax
bylaw at a Special Council session early next month

Port Edward residents will not see any increase to their property taxes this year, that as the Mayor and Council relay their Budget notes to the community this week, making note of the plans to approve their Financial plan and property tax bylaw at a Special Council session on May 6th.

In a letter to residents from yesterday Mayor Knut Bjorndal observes how property sales continue to affect the assessed value of property in the region, with Mr. Bjorndal making note that most residents saw a decrease in 2019.

For the year ahead, he notes that while they are holding to no increase for 2020, some resident may see a small increase or decrease depending on their assessed property values.

Other themes addressed in the correspondence for residents include ongoing work with CN rail to resolve the issue of train whistling in the community, as well as plans for a 4 million dollar road re-building project in the District.

Mayor Bjorndal also outlines that anyone who may have concerns or opinions about the budget can contact him or other council members by 2 PM on May 6th, or address their observations to the Director of Finance at

You can review their full Budget presentation for the District here.

The District has also introduced a new Strategic Plan for the community

The plan features five areas of key focus for 2020,  click on the boxes below to enlarge and explore:

Well Planned District Finances

High Quality of Life and Community Development

Growing and Progressive Economic Development

Well planned, maintained and financed public works and infrastructure

Strong District Organization

The Document also relays the six core services that the District strives to excel at

Good governance, administration and community engagement
Public Safety
Community planning and development services
Public works, infrastructure and engineering
Parks and Recreation
Community economic development

All of the elements to the plan can be reviewed from the infographic above or through the District of Port Edward Facebook page.

You can also find more information on the District from their website.

More notes on the District can be explored through our Archive page here.

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