Leamington Council Approves 2022 Municipal Budget

Sunday December 12th, 2021

Posted at 5:13pm

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Leamington Council has approved the 2022 Municipal Budget, that will see a general tax levy increase by 3%. This follows a zero per cent tax increase in 2021.

The 2022 budget includes an investment of $27.8 million in capital projects and $51.8 million through the operating budget to delivermunicipal programs and services to Leamington.

Highlights of the budget include:

  • A renewed focus on accessibility projects including the Fire Hall and Courthouse entrance, and paving of the municipal trails near the Soccer Complex
  • Construction of the Southwest Leamington Storm Water Management Pond
  • Continued investment in drainage works
  • Road resurfacing and gravel elimination projects
  • Bridge reconstruction projects
  • Mersea Park renewal
  • Parking lot reconstruction
  • Improvements and upgrades at the Pollution Control Centre

The budget also includes further investment to provide additional contact-free services to keep the community and municipal employees safe while modernizing the way residents access municipal services.

“I am pleased with the work and collaboration that went into preparing this mature budget that invests in Leamington’s future,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “This budget responds to the unique challenges of the past year while taking into account the service needs of our residents; required investment in our infrastructure and taxpayer affordability.”

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