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Township's draft 2018 budget settles in at $15.9 million

Posted November 8, 2017

Adjala Tosorontio's 2018 draft budget will be tabled Monday following several weeks of revisions that estimates operating expenditures at $12,277,563, and a capital budget of $3,665,300, that will require a $61, or 5.2 per cent increase on a home with an average assessment of $452,598. The cost of OPP in 2018, is estimated to add $364.90 per property.

In all, the Township expects to levy approximately $5.3 million in taxes for municipal purposes, an increase of $271,039 over last year.

Among the largest single impacts to the increases are $339,567 to salaries, wages, and benefits, raising total compensation levels to $4.1 million, up from $3.5 million in the 2017 budget.

Water rates will remain unchanged at $4.54 per cubic metre, as will sewer rates, $1,313 for the year.

The Bridge 12 replacement is the largest capital project with a price tag of $2.25 million, of which $1.8 million is from a grant, while the remainder will be debentured.

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