City of Dauphin’s 2020 Surplus

March 8, 2021

Over Half of the City of Dauphin’s 2020 Surplus to Make its Way into Ratepayers’ Pockets

The City of Dauphin has completed its 2020 year-end financial reconciliation and reports a surplus
of $936,873. Most of that surplus was due to COVID-19 pandemic related Federal Restart grant
money. It is the direction of City Council that this grant be passed on to the taxpayers of
Dauphin. Therefore, Council will be using these funds to reduce taxes in 2021 and 2022 while
maintaining the same level of municipal service.

Mayor Allen Dowhan says, “It is the desire of Council to put the Federal Restart grant money,
totaling $501,000, into the pockets of all City of Dauphin ratepayers, and reducing the municipal
portion of property taxes this year and next is a reasonable and equitable way to do that, while still
upholding the services we provide to our community.”

Details of the tax reduction have not yet been set, but will be determined during the 2021 budget
deliberations, which are ongoing now.

For more information, contact Mayor Dowhan at 204-622-3200.

Sharla Griffiths, BSc CE, CMMA
City Manager
City of Dauphin
Phone: 204.622.3200