2016 Budget Approved in Caledon
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:50 PM by
$40.5 million dollar capital budget includes many projects for 2016.
The Town of Caledon Council unanimously approved the 2016 budget.
Town council and staff consulted with the community and invited Caledon citizens to be involved in the budget process.
Mayor Allan Thompson wanted to thank everyone who contributed.
Thompson said they've come up with a comprehensive workplan to guide activities and budgeting priorities for this year - and beyond.
The blended residential tax increase is 1.9 per cent combined with no increase in the education rate.
That means a yearly tax increase of $16.99 per $100,000 property assessment.
It means an increase of $88.20 on the average home in Caledon worth $519,000.
The Town's 2016 Proposed Capital Budget includes $40.5 million in total requests.
Some of the key capital projects for 2016 include:
-A Fire Training Facility
-Expansion of Public Wifi to the Mayfield Recreation Facility, Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, and Albion Bolton Union
-George Bolton Parkway Extension and Industrial Road Rehabilitation
-Kennedy Road & Heart Lake Road Rehabilitation
-Continuation of the Town’s Enhanced Road program and the Town’s Bridge program
-Animal Shelter upgrades
-Caledon Trailway resurfacing
-Renovations and upgrades to Caledon Village Place
For full details on the budget go to www.caledon.ca/budget.