The municipal budget is a policy and planning document that sets the Town's priorities and level of service. In setting the annual budget, and thereby arriving at the municipal tax rate, the Town determines all anticipated expenses, deducts the revenue it expects to receive, and arrives at an amount to be raised from property taxation. This amount is divided by total property assessment to arrive at a property tax rate.
Council receives quarterly financial updates. Annually, the Town has its financial statements audited and must also complete the annual Financial Information Return (FIR) for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing. The FIR is a comprehensive financial report and also a measurement tool for a municipality's delivery of service.
Asset Management is the process of collecting a variety of data and information regarding the Town's assets and infrastructure, and using all of that data and information to make the best long term decisions in regards to building, operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, and disposing of those assets.
The Town of St. Marys allows certain payments to be made by credit and debit card. For your security, the information gathered during the payment process is not shared with anyone. The Town will be implementing online payments for recreational programs and will not have access to your credit card information.
Due to the nature of our business, returns should not be needed. If you feel you need a refund for a duplicate or overpayment, please contact our office as soon as possible and we will look into the matter. If the payment in question was made by credit card, the amount of refund will be credited to the card you used.