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2017 Business Plan and Budget

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2017 Business Plan and Budget:

On December 20, Town Council approved the 2017 operating, capital and development fee related budget. The approved budget is divided into three areas:

1.Community safety
The budget continues Council’s focus on community safety with
the hiring of a new full time firefighter in 2017. This requires a tax levy increase of $16 for the average homeowner, which is a 1 per cent increase. Also included in the Development Fee portion of the budget is the provision for a full time Fire Inspector.

2. Programs and services
The budget will also maintain existing programs and services with a tax levy increase of $13 for the average homeowner, a 0.8 per cent increase.

3. Hydro costs
Due to increasing hydro costs, the budget also requires a tax levy increase of $16 for the average homeowner, a 1 per cent increase.

Combined tax rate increase 
When combined, the total proposed tax increase will be $45 for the average
homeowner, which is a 2.8 per cent increase. When combined with the York Region
and school board increases, the total expected increase for the average homeowner in
East Gwillimbury residents is 2.2 per cent.