2009 Approved Budget

Budget 2009






On April 14, 2009, Burlington City Council approved a 4.85 percent increase to the city’s portion of the property tax bill which, when combined with the Region of Halton’s budget increase and no change to the educational taxes, provides an overall property tax rate increase of 2.81 percent for urban residential taxpayers. For each $100,000 of residential assessment, this translates into an overall increase of $29.42. For every dollar of property taxes, 38.3 cents stays in the city and the remaining 61.7 cents goes to the Region of Halton and Province of Ontario for education taxes.

There are two components to the city’s budget: the capital budget, which the city sets aside to cover the costs of building and renewing city roads, bridges, parks, recreational centres, arenas, pools and libraries; and the current or operating budget, which pays for city services such as recreation, public transit, snow removal, road maintenance and fire services.

Working with the public, City staff and Council collaborated to create a budget that would maintain high quality services provided by the City, while keeping tax increases as low as possible. The total expenditures approved by council in the 2009 Current Budget are approximately $177.1 million. The total approved Capital program for 2009 is approximately $69.4 million.

Details of the 2009 Approved Current and Capital Budget and 2010 – 2018 Capital Forecast will be available on www.burlington.ca in July.

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2009 Approved Current and Capital Budget Book

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