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Simcoe County Council approves 2015 budget

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Jan 27th, 2015
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Simcoe County news release 

Simcoe County Council today approved a $432-million budget for 2015, which focuses on major capital expenditures, including County roads and related infrastructure, housing, and facilities.

The 2015 budget ensures the County remains on a path of long-term fiscal stability, while allowing for the expansion of health and social programs.

“Meeting the needs of our residents while remaining fiscally responsible and accountable is the top priority for our Council,” said Warden Gerry Marshall. “The 2015 budget allows us to continue our investment in social and community services, health services, and capital infrastructure improvements, while improving on the many vital partnerships we share with municipal and community stakeholders.”

Residents will see an overall 1.06-per-cent increase on the County portion of their municipal property taxes in 2015, an impact of approximately $3.23 per $100,000 of property assessment.

2015 Budget Highlights include:

Total County Expenditures for 2015: $432 million:

  • Ontario Works $84 million
  • Long Term Care and Seniors Services $50 million
  • Transportation and Engineering $73 million
  • Solid Waste Management $47 million
  • Social Housing $43 million
  • Paramedic Services $45 million
  • Children and Community Services $34­ million

View the 2015 County of Simcoe Budget Overview.

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