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
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
- 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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