COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY FOR THE
TOWNSHIP’S 2023 PROPOSED USER FEES AND CHARGES
The Township is excited to launch its annual community engagement survey regarding the
Township’s 2023 Proposed User Fees and Charges on EngagePuslinch.ca to gain citizen feedback.
Every year as part of the annual budget process, the Township of Puslinch reviews its user fees and
charges for services offered to the community. In order to provide quality services and programs, the
Township depends on revenue from property taxes and user fees and charges. While many of the
Township’s services are funded by property taxes, in some cases, the Township charges a direct user fee
to the individual/organization benefitting from the service. Examples of some of the services funded in
part or whole by user fees include: Use of Recreational Facilities, Building Permits, Planning and
Development Applications, Dog and Kennel Licensing, Lottery Licensing, and Open Air Burn Permits.
The Township values citizen feedback and wants to encourage the public to share their thoughts on
important annual projects such as reviewing Township User Fees and Charges.
“The completion of surveys such as the 2023 Proposed User Fees and Charges Survey helps to provide
guidance to Council as to what residents prefer when it comes to making decisions about how funds
should be sourced to maintain or improve services. I continue to encourage residents to join the
conversation and have their voices heard as Council considers the 2023 Proposed User Fees and
Charges.” Mayor James Seeley.
The survey will be active on the Township’s community engagement platform, EngagePuslinch.ca, from
September 9, 2022 to October 7, 2022.
An Electronic Public Information Meeting will also take place on September 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to
receive public comments regarding the Township’s proposed 2023 User Fees and Charges.