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Leamington Passes Budget With Tax Increase

Tuesday February 11th, 2020, 2:41pm


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eamington Council approved the proposed 2020 municipal budget with a 1.8% increase to the municipal levies.

The tax rate increase translates to an additional $37.76 on the municipal portion of a tax bill based on an average assessment value of $175,000.

“Making strategic investments for future growth and planning, while maintaining financial responsibility was a significant focus during the preparation of the 2020 budget,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “You will find this year’s budget supports Council’s strategic values that identifies Leamington is open for business and investment; focused on customer service, fiscal prudence and continuous improvements, while ensuring an improved quality of life for our residents.”

Capital projects for 2020 include the continuation of our sewer separation and road reconstruction programs which include Henry, Lorne, Gladstone, William and Melrose avenues, John Street and Centennial Park reconstruction and continued investment in drainage works.

Road resurfacing, improvements and rehabilitation at the Pollution Control Centre, renovation of the Leamington Arts Centre, and investment renewal at municipal parks, including Seacliff and Scout Memorial Park as well as the Kinsmen Baseball Diamonds are also planned.

“This budget aligns and supports the priority actions outlined in our Strategic Plan which is to drive economic development through investment in infrastructure, creating a future-ready community,” said Peter Neufeld, Chief Administrative Officer.

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