Burlington City Council approves 2012 Tax Levy Bylaw


Burlington, Ont.— May 1, 2012 – At the April 30, 2012 council meeting, Burlington City Council approved the 2012 tax levy bylaw that allows the city to bill 2012 property taxes and set payment due dates of June and September.

The 2012 tax levy bylaw reflects the results of the budget processes of both the city and the Region of Halton. The overall tax increase is 1.79 per cent or $16.96 for each $100,000 of urban residential assessment. The 2012 tax levy includes an additional $1.2 million, for a total 2012 contribution of $2.4 million to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital redevelopment fund. In addition, the tax levy includes an increase in funding for infrastructure, with $1.2 million dedicated towards the city’s local roadway resurfacing program.

2011 and 2012 Urban Residential Property Taxes
(per $100,000 Current Value Assessment)

 

 

2011

2012

City – General 
City – Hospital
Subtotal City Purposes

$ 366.62
 $     3.78
$ 370.40

$ 375.12
 $     7.49
$ 382.61

Region – General (including Waste Mgmt)
Region – Police 
Subtotal Region of Halton Purposes

$ 232.40
$ 123.60
$ 356.00

$ 232.92
$ 127.83
$ 360.75

Education Purposes

$ 221.00

$ 221.00

Total

$ 947.40

 $ 964.36

 

 City and regional councils set the tax rates for their respective levels of government. The province sets the tax rates for education.

The pie chart below shows the breakdown of urban residential tax dollars.

budget pie chart

The City of Burlington’s 2012 annual operating budget is $196.7 million (including the $2.4 million contribution to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital redevelopment) with a capital budget of $45.8 million.

For more information about Burlington or Budget 2012, visit www.burlington.ca.

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Media Contact:
Ann Marie Coulson
Acting Deputy Treasurer
Ph: 905-335-7600, ext. 7655
Fax: 905-335-7877
coulsona@burlington.ca

Communications Contact:
Helen Walihura
Communications Advisor
Ph: 905-335-7600, ext. 7483
Fax: 905-335-7675
walihurah@burlington.ca



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