Town Of Amherstburg 2022 Operating Budget Approved In Principle

Saturday January 29th, 2022

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Amherstburg Town Council has approved the 2022 Operating Budget in principle with a 3.11% tax increase.  The total impact on property tax including the Municipal, County of Essex and Education rates, reflect an overall tax rate increase of 2.36%.

Town officials say the  overall tax rate increase of 2.36% is an increase in property tax of $38.82 per $100,000 of assessed value (MPAC) for a residential property. For example, a residential property assessed at $300,000 will have a property tax increase of $116.46.

Highlights of this budget include:

  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Transit Pilot Project
  • Addition of Road Operator to enhance effective and efficient delivery of road maintenance services
  • Transportation Master Plan
  • Water/Wastewater Rate Model Study
  • Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Master Plan
  • Asset Management Plan update
  • Return of Recreation and Tourism programming and events
  • Maintaining existing programs and services

The 2022 Proposed Capital Budget will be tabled at the Regular Council Meeting on February 14th, 2022 for review on February 22nd, 2022.

“I am pleased with the collaborative efforts of Council and Administration in the preparation and review of this year’s budget. This budget supports the programs and services residents receive.” said Mayor Aldo DiCarlo. “I believe our trajectory is right on course as we continue to work towards reducing debt and increasing contributions to reserves.”

Amherstburg Council will adopt the approved 2022 Operating Budget on February 14th, 2022.

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