Tillsonburg passes 2023 price range, marketing strategy

Tillsonburg passes 2023 price range, marketing strategy

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Tillsonburg City Council handed the 2023 Municipal Funds at its Feb. 13 council assembly, approving a tax charge enhance of two.82 per cent.

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A median Tillsonburg house with an assessed worth of $237,000 will see a rise of $53.79 in town portion of their annual tax invoice.

“The municipality is dealing with inflationary pressures and provide shortages, and different price will increase so, with all that stress, coming in at 2.82 per cent is fairly accountable,” mentioned Mayor Deb Gilvesy, who praised city workers for narrowing down price range objects, presenting wants versus needs.

“It was such a prudent price range to start with,” mentioned Gilvesy. “Workers did a incredible job.”

The city’s total price range for 2023 is $35.6 million, with $7.2 million allotted to capital tasks.

“I discovered the price range course of to be very properly finished, very complete and kudos to you director (Renato Pullia, interim director of finance/treasurer) for guiding council by means of this,” mentioned Councillor Bob Parsons on the Feb. 13 assembly. “I’m significantly impressed with the 10-year asset administration program… going ahead attempting to take away the mountains and the valleys and clean issues out a bit. I consider it is a nice path ahead.”

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Highlights of the 2023 capital price range embrace enhancements to the Tillsonburg Neighborhood Centre and Annandale Nationwide Historic Web site; reconstruction of Younger Avenue and Bayham Line; a brand new columbarium at Tillsonburg Cemetery; playground tools; and storm and sanitary sewer upgrades.

“We had to attract on some funds as a result of there are a pair cost-overrun tasks, because of the provide scarcity and price of development that went past what was budgeted for in earlier years,” mentioned Gilvesy. “In order that has been addressed and a pair issues did get moved to subsequent yr.”

One large change, she mentioned, is the introduction of a 10-year capital price range, laying out a path for council and coordinating with the Neighborhood Strategic Plan. In addition they laid out an aggressive asset administration coverage, with a 3 per cent capital enhance to assist take care of the price of asset administration, adopted by one other three per cent enhance in 2024 and one per cent in 2025.

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“We’ve got to acknowledge that we’ve got getting older amenities, and that they must be repaired and introduced as much as at the moment’s requirements,” Gilvesy mentioned.

Departmental enterprise plans highlighted the 10-year Neighborhood Strategic Plan, development of the Parks and Recreation, Fireplace and Transportation Grasp Plans, the City Corridor initiative, implementation of the Regional Airport Grasp Plan, and a neighborhood assessment for extra entry to reasonably priced and attainable housing.

“Council’s going to have quite a lot of studying this yr,” Gilvesy smiled. “The grasp transportation plan goes to be a really giant enterprise. It’s going to have a look at street infrastructure, enhancements at main corners in sure areas of city, and most significantly it’s going to dive into ‘how can we divert vehicles?’ Yearly we take a look at a slice of the pie. So now we’re going to have a look at the entire pie. There will likely be extra details about that forthcoming.”

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Tapping into funding sources is vital to the city’s strategic plan, mentioned CAO Kyle Pratt.

“It’s essential to make strategic use of all accessible funding sources to handle development over the long-term,” mentioned Pratt in a media launch. “The annual price range course of, improvement costs and partnership funding from different ranges of presidency all facilitate the continuing implementation of our 2021-2030 Neighborhood Strategic Plan.”

Taxpayers had the chance to supply enter on 2023 price range priorities by means of an internet survey from Oct. 19 to Nov. 11, 2022.

“It is a very accountable price range,” mentioned Pullia within the media launch. “It respects the present financial circumstances with a modest tax charge enhance, addresses the brief to medium time period priorities, whereas on the identical time setting a path for long run infrastructure renewal.”

To be taught extra about Tillsonburg’s 2023 price range, go to www.tillsonburg.ca/2023budget .


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