Yesterday at Gravenhurst’s Special Budget Meeting, Town of Gravenhurst Council approved the 2018 Operating Budget which will result in a 3.3% increase to the Town of Gravenhurst tax rate.
The 2018 Operating Budget pays for day-to-day municipal services. On an average home approximately $90 a month pays for services such as fire prevention/protection, snow clearing, road repair, recreation services, library operations, by-law enforcement and building permit issuance. Through contributions to capital reserves, it also funds repair and replacement for roads, culverts, sidewalks, bridges and Town buildings.
Mayor Paisley Donaldson said “The 2018 Operating Budget reflects Council’s strategic priorities and keeps the Town on the path to fiscal strength and stability,” she said. “Together we have tackled some serious challenges head-on and made the tough decisions to put the Town on track to continue to deliver excellent service while chipping away at the infrastructure challenges we face,” she added.
Full details of the approved 2018 budget can be found at www.gravenhurst.ca/budget.