Proposed 2007 Current and Capital Budget

2007 Capital Budget and 2008-2016 Capital Forecast

The 2007 Capital Budget and 2008 – 2016 Capital Forecast identifies the capital resources for the upcoming year and a projection of the City's capital needs for the following nine forecast years. Capital projects usually require a significant investment and the expenditures associated with a capital project usually extend over a period in excess of one year. Some of the types of projects included in the Capital Budget are: road construction, bridges, park development, facilities and buildings, as well as vehicles and equipment.

The City of Burlington’s 2007 Capital Budget of $36,290,907 is allocated into the following nine asset categories:

2007 Capital Budget by Asset Category ($000,000):

Roadways $13.5
Storm Water Management $1.1
Facilities and Buildings $8.5
Information Technology $2.1
Fleet Vehicles, Accessories and Equipment $6.0
Parks and Open Spa ce $4.4
Corporate Strategic Initiatives $0.3
Parking $0.1
Local Boards $0.3
Total $36.3

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Hard Copies of the Proposed 2007 Capital Budget and 2008-2016 Capital Forecast will be available to the public for pick up at the Clerk’s Department on the main floor at City Hall during regular office hours (8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

An electronic copy of the Proposed 2007 Capital Budget and 2008-2016 Capital Forecast can be viewed by simply clicking on the links below.

Proposed 2007 Capital Budget & 2008-2016 Capital Forecast Project Listing (Book 1):

Proposed 2007 Capital Budget & 2008-2016 Capital Forecast Project Detail Sheets (Book 2):

2007 Current Budget

The Budget & Strategic Planning Committee will review the Proposed 2007 Current Budget on Wednesday February 14, 2007 and Wednesday March 28, 2007. The final approval of the 2007 Current Budget will be on Tuesday April 10, 2007.

The proposed increase in the net tax levy is balanced against growth in weighted assessment of 2.52% resulting in an increase to the City’s tax rate of 6.72%. The proposed 6.72% increase in the City’s tax levy, combined with the approved Regional tax rate increase and no increase to the residential Education rates, result in an overall tax rate increase of approximately 3.32% for Burlington urban residents. This translates into an increase of $102.98 on an urban home with a current value assessment of $300,000. Of this increase, $72.14 (or $0.20/day) pertains to the increase in the City’s portion of taxes.

In the event that Council approves the additional items recommended on the incremental 0.75% Decision Unit list, an overall tax rate increase of 3.58% would result for Burlington residents. This translates into an overall increase of $111.02 on a home with a current value assessment of $300,000. Of this increase, $80.19 pertains to the increase in the City portion of taxes. Conversely, if Council does not approve any incremental decision units and accept the full 2% list of negative decision units, the overall tax increase on a typical home would be 2.63%. This generates savings on the originally proposed budget of $21.46 on a home with a current value assessment of $300,000.

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An electronic copy of the Proposed 2007 Current Budget can be viewed by clicking on the links below.  To view a specific chapter, simply click on the link to that chapter below.

View individual chapters only (recommended):

Hard Copies of the Proposed 2007 Current Budget will be available to the public for pick up at the Clerk’s Department on the main floor at City Hall during regular office hours (8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

 

2007 Current and Capital Budget - Public Input

As part of the City of Burlington’s commitment to community involvement and consultation, City Council is inviting public input on the Proposed 2007 Current and Capital Budget. The following opportunities are available for community participation in the Current and Capital Budget review process:

Monday February 19, 2007 (11:00am)

  1. Overview of the Proposed 2007-2016 Capital Budget and Forecast and hear public delegations.
  2. Overview of the Proposed 2007 Current Budget and hear public delegations.

Wednesday March 7, 2007 (1:00pm)

  1. Detailed review of the 2007-2016 Capital Budget and Forecast.

Wednesday March 28, 2007 (1:00pm)

  1. Budget and Strategic Planning Committee approval of the 2007-2016 Capital Budget and Forecast.
  2. Budget and Strategic Planning Committee to consider amendments and give Committee approval of the 2007 Current Budget.

Monday April 10, 2007 (7:00 pm)

  1. Council approval of the 2007 Current Budget and 2007-2016 Capital Budget and Forecast.

**The meetings will be held council in council chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall 426 Brant Street.  Updates to meeting agenda or start times will be posted on the city's web site (www.burlington.ca)**

Members of the public wishing to address the budget and strategic planning committee on specific or general issues concerning the 2007 current and capital budgets may do so at these meetings. Delegations must register in writing (Fax 905-335-7881 or e-mail cityclerks@burlington.ca), or by telephone with the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7490, prior to noon on the day of the meeting.

Each delegation will have a maximum of 10 minutes in which to make a presentation. For expediency, groups or associations should appoint a spokesperson to represent the views of the group. Copies of any written presentation material may be submitted in advance of the meeting for circulation to committee.

In addition, the public will also have an opportunity to attend one of four Mayor and Council's 2007 Budget Meetings being held across the city between February 19 and March 1.  These meetings will allow members of the public to meet the new mayor and councillors, hear about the proposed 2007 budget and provide an opportunity for public feedback.  Click on Mayor and Council's 2007 Budget Meetings for more information on dates, times and locations.

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