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Date Posted
November 22, 2016

On November 22, Grey County Council approved the 2017 budget. The $144-million operating and capital budget focuses on maintaining high-quality day-to-day services and investing in projects and initiatives that make Grey County a better place to live, work and play.

"We're pleased to have set a responsible budget that maintains overall service levels, addresses capital projects and aging infrastructure, and enhances services where they matter most in our community," said Grey County Warden Alan Barfoot. "Every year there are challenges and competing needs. I congratulate County Council and staff for working together and balancing the needs of the community."

Budget Highlights

  • New ambulance base in Chatsworth
  • Funding for the Chapman House hospice
  • Continued funding for rural and community transportation (Movin’GB)
  • Increased spending for roads
  • More registered nursing hours for long-term care
  • Investments in affordable housing
  • Community and healthcare funding
  • Developing a recreation plan for our forests and trails

The 2017 budget includes a net increase of $1.4 million. This amount will be funded from new assessment growth and a tax rate increase of 1.83%. The increase represents about $16.33 for the average residential property in Grey County assessed at $250,000.

The full budget details will be available on Grey County’s website, www.grey.ca/budget.

For more information contact Kevin Weppler, Director of Finance at kevin.weppler@grey.ca or 519-372-0219 ext. 1318.

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