News Release

On February 4, 2019, Milton Council approved the 2019 budget representing an investment of $55 million in capital projects and $136 million through the operating budget that provides programs and services for Milton residents.

The 2019 budget includes plans for a core services review to support informed strategic decision-making about service levels and service delivery. In addition, Milton will embark on a strategic planning process which will involve significant public engagement to ensure alignment between resource allocation and the community’s vision and priorities.

“At the end of the day, everyone on Council wants to ensure taxpayers get the best value for their money,” said Councillor Zeeshan Hamid, Milton’s 2019 Budget Chair. “The 2019 Budget attempts to balance the cost pressures associated with growth and the need to set aside funds for future infrastructure renewal.”

2019 will see the opening of the Sherwood Community Centre, which includes a new branch library. In addition, the community will celebrate the completion of the rehabilitation of Fire Station No. 1 as well as the initiation of the construction of Fire Station No. 5. These facilities will help meet the needs of the growing community.

Milton’s local portion of the property tax levy will increase by 8.30%. The property tax increase resulting from the 2019 budget is an additional $20.11 per $100,000 of residential assessment. Combined with estimated changes at the Region and School Board, the average household would see an estimated overall 3.67% change from 2018 property taxes, or $25.65 per $100,000.

For more information on the 2019 Town of Milton Budget, visit www.milton.ca/budget

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