What you need to know about the City of Brockville’s budget, passed Feb. 27

Brockville City Hall – Photo via City of Brockville

The City of Brockville passed its 2024 municipal budget on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Below are some of the highlights.

  • The budget was passed with a net tax levy of $43,618,442.
  • The net residential tax rate increase is 4.9 per cent, representing an estimated annual increase of $77.52 or monthly, $6.46 per $100,000 of assessment for a residential home. An average Brockville residential property assessed at $250,000 would have an estimated annual increase of $193.81, or monthly $16.15.

Here’s how some of the funding was allocated:

  • $25,035,174 to support City Departments
  • $91,260 in net annual savings of after bringing Para-Transit in-house
  • $400,000 contribution from Fiscal Policy Reserve to smooth the 2023 Budget jump-gap
  • $18,434,768 to support community partners including:
    • $268,194 of MAT tax to offset the Aquatarium net budget of $642,844 (operating $450,000 and In-kind $192,884)
    • $400,000 contribution from Fiscal Policy Reserve to mitigate the 63% increase, $1,039,768 from St. Lawrence Lodge, $2,686,264
  • $148,500 to support community groups including:
    • Brockville YMCA $120,000
    • Maple View Lodge $22,000
    • Sherwood Park Manor $100,000 year 1 of 5 proposed funding by debt.

The budget continued to support current service levels while also investing in capital projects:

  • $3,079,908 rehabilitation of the William Street Overpass
  • $1,013,850 for parks and recreation projects including:
    • $450,000 for arena equipment and safety updates.
    • $120,000 for Railway Tunnel light show maintenance.
    • $50,000 for Laurier soccer/rugby pitch.
    • $55,000 for Centeen Park steps.
    • $28,000 Brock Trail
    • $282,850 other parks maintenance
  • $2,150,000 for road surface maintenance.
  • $341,000 bridges and culverts
  • $236,614 transit
  • $543,800 IT infrastructure
  • $1,787,300 public works equipment
  • $185,410 building services
  • $166,600 fire equipment
  • $717,350 other facility maintenance and equipment

See also, three pages of graphs for the final 2024 budget including; City Department Budget by Expense Category, 2024 Capital Budget Funding, and 2024 Tax Levy – City Departments & Community Partners.

More information about the budget and finance can be found here.

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