Township Adopts 2011-2012 Budget

New Trier Township’s Board of Trustees has approved a budget that calls for not only basic services but programs that reflect a keen awareness of specific community needs and a willingness to address them.

"Throughout the budget process the Township Board works to ensure that resources are directed toward the most important issues facing our residents," noted Supervisor Patricia B. Cantor. The basis for the Township’s budget and financial decision making is the Strategic Plan as adopted and reviewed by the Township Board. To guide decision making, the Township Board seeks input from the Township’s volunteer advisory committees as well as the social service agencies the Township funds and the staff who support the Township’s work.
"Township government is under increasing pressure from both the communities they represent and other levels of government to be the first ‘port of call’ for residents who are in need of human services," said Cantor. "Overall the budget represents a coordinated strategy to build the capacity of individuals and organizations to better deliver needed social services." Highlights of the $2.4 million Fiscal Year 2012 budget are:
  • Funding of $1,170,115 in grants to 37 different social service agencies to support 47 programs that range from youth drop-in centers and senior services to the well being of individuals and families and crisis intervention as well as prevention services.  The Township also provides financial support to residential, vocational and respite programs, as well as advocacy and inclusion programs for persons with disabilities.
  • Widening the safety net through the general and emergency assistance for residents who are not supported by their own means, other public funds, or assistance programs and are in need of financial support for the basic needs of residents such as shelter, utilities, food, and health services.
  • An increase in financial assistance for child care. These three programs are designed to help offset the cost for services provided by licensed day care, before and after school care, and/or summer day camp programs.
  • Continuation and expansion of the Community Support Grants program to which provides financial assistance to help in meeting some of the special service needs and unusual expenses related to a person with a disability.
  • Significant expansion of transit service programs to assist seniors and persons with disabilities in transportation to medical appointment as well as continued support of Dial-A-Ride.

The line item budget includes programs and services, total town fund expenses and general assistance. The budget can be viewed online. Copies are also available in the Township office. The New Trier Township fiscal year begins on March 1st and runs through February 28th

About New Trier Township
New Trier Township’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources to benefit the physical, mental and social-well being of Township residents.  Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves the 56,000 residents in the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield. The Township Office is located at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka or on-line at


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