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2013 Budget and Business Plan

Front cover of the 2013 Proposed Budget & Business Plan

At it's meeting on December 12, 2012, Halton Regional Council approved the 2013 Budget and Business Plan. The 2013 budget for Regional tax supported services delivers another zero per cent property tax increase.

Key investments in the 2013 budget include:

  • $1.6 million to deliver new Assisted and Affordable Housing Units as identified in the Comprehensive Housing Strategy
  • An additional 100 child care fee subsidies for low income families and additional special needs services for 20 children
  • 10.4 paramedics to staff two 12-hour ambulances in the Region to ensure wait-times for ambulance services continue to meet standards ($1.1 million)
  • New waste diversion programs including a three bag garbage bag limit and expansion of the blue box program to include additional recyclable materials to extend the life of the landfill site resulting in long-term savings
  • $810,000 advanced funding through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative to support Halton’s low income residents
  • Increased investment in the Region’s water and wastewater maintenance program ($3.1 million) and state-of-good-repair capital program ($8.7 million) to ensure the existing infrastructure is appropriately maintained to provide service to the residents of Halton

Property Tax Impact of Regional Government Services
Typical Residential Home: $350,000 cva*

  2012 Actual 2013Budget $ Change % Change
Regional Services $807 $807 $0.00 0.0%
Police Services** $448 $458 $10 2.3%
Total Regional Taxes*** $1,255 $1,265 $10 0.8%

* Based on 2011 assessment roll
** Approved by the  Police Services Board
*** 2013 Regional Tax Increase per $100,000 CVA is $3.00 or Total Regional Taxes of $361 based on 1.50% assessment growth per most recent MPAC information

The 2013 Rate Supported Budget for water and wastewater services is a 4.8% rate increase over 2012.

Impact of the 2013 Rate Supported Budget on a typical household (274m3 / Year)

  2012 Actual 2013 Budget $ Change % Change
Water & Wastewater Rates $778 $815 $37 4.8%

2013 Budget and Business Plan

2013 Budget Working Documents

2013 Budget Presentations