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Council approves 2017 County of Simcoe Budget

 

Midhurst / November 22, 2016 – Simcoe County Council today approved a $469 million budget for 2017, which focuses on the resources necessary to maintain existing services and service levels, while continuing to invest in Roads, Economic Development, Solid Waste Management, and Social Housing.

The 2017 budget also ensures the County continues along a path of long-term fiscal stability, and contains items that address areas of growth, as well as initiatives directed by Council to enhance service levels, increase efficiencies, and prepare for the future.

“Our residents expect a high level of service and it is our job to ensure they receive the services and programs they need as efficiently as possible,” said Warden Gerry Marshall. “This budget is not only fiscally responsible, it builds upon a solid foundation of investment in social, community, and health services, while maintaining an active role in economic development.”​​

Residents will see an overall 2.00 per cent increase on the County portion of their municipal property taxes in 2017, an impact of approximately $5.98 per $100,000 of property assessment.

2017 Budget Highlights include:

Total County Expenditures for 2017: $469 million:

  • Ontario Works $76 million
  • Long Term Care and Seniors Services $54 million
  • Transportation and Engineering $66 million
  • Solid Waste Management $48 million
  • Social Housing $61 million
  • Paramedic Services $53 million
  • Children and Community Services $44 million
​View the 2017 Budget Overview.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca. 

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Contact:

Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile) 
Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca