For the fourth year in a row, Halton Hills passed a budget with a 3.9% increase. “This is a reasonable and realistic budget,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “The tax increase allows the municipality to maintain current service levels, invest in critical infrastructure and ensure that our reserves remain healthy.”
The overall tax rate for Halton Hills residents is 2.4% when blended with Halton Region and the school board.
The tax increase includes the continuance of the ActiVan operations as an in-house service, supports the Georgetown and Action Youth Centres by introducing concurrent coverage at both centres from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm and accelerates the Fire Services Master Plan to provide 24/7 full-time response throughout the community (eliminating further increases to the Fire levy).
The budget takes into account revenue from development charges, anticipated assessment growth and capital investment to support growth while adhering to the 10-year Long Range Financial Plan which provides direction to support the financial stability of the Town.
“We have continued with our practice of steady and stable increases,” said the Mayor. “By taking a moderate approach to the budget, Council and staff have been able to avoid catch up years with high tax increases.”
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