City of Brockville 2020 Operating Budget
Brockville – On March 10, 2020, the City of Brockville Council approved the 2020 Operating Budget.
The 2020 budget includes a 0.70% net tax levy increase. The impact from the municipal levy increase of 0.70% on a home assessed at $225,000, not taking into consideration any assessment or education rate changes, would be an increase in taxes of $21, or 0.63%.
The City of Brockville Council also approved the 2020 Capital Budget in the amount of $3,050,514.
“Brockville City Council recognizes the efforts staff have made to realign the budget preparation process to our vision. We appreciate this will continue to be a work in progress and we now shift our attention from building the budget to ensuring we as a municipal government can live within it. All budgets are vision documents and opportunities and challenges will present themselves with little warning. We believe this budget both ensures the needs of the City’s operations are provided for without impacting our ability to react to changing needs while planning for a brighter future.” said Brockville Mayor Jason Baker.
“Staff worked very hard during the 2020 budget process and are extremely pleased with the outcome. The new budget process has been responsible and transparent and was truly a team effort.” said Lynda Ferguson, CPA, CGA Director of Finance & IT Services.
The 2020 Operating Budget focuses on maintaining quality services while maintaining property taxes at a reasonable and affordable rate.
Information pertaining to the 2020 Budget process can be found at https://brockville.com/budget
Highlights of the 2020 budget include:
- No reduction in services,
- Increase service in winter control re: sidewalk plowing,
- Increase in number of Police Officers
- $500,000 Contribution to “Council Priority Reserve”,
- $800,000 contribution to fiscal policy reserve
- $250,000 contribution to asset management plan/future capital,
- Increased funding to the Brock Trail project total $100,000,
- Pilot program for free youth transit,
- $78,215 for Communities in Bloom,
- Funded study for future planning for the Brockville Museum