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2015 budget focuses on maintaining services for Guelph residents

City council approves 3.55 per cent tax increase over 2014 Guelph, ON, March 26, 2015 – Earlier this morning, Guelph City Council approved a $207 million operating budget and a $52 million capital budget for 2015. This represents a 3.55 per cent tax increase over 2014; an average increase of $114 per household based on a home valued at $301,770. Combined with changes to Guelph’s water and wastewater rates, the impact on an average household is roughly $145 in 2015. “The 2015 budget reinforces the City’s commitment to serving our community and delivering public service better,” says Ann Pappert, Guelph’s chief administrative officer. “This budget positions us to maintain existing infrastructure, systems and programs for the community to enjoy. It allows us to deliver exceptional service by adding resources where… Continue reading 2015 budget focuses on maintaining services for Guelph residents

Council approves 4.1 per cent water, wastewater rate increases

2015 Non-tax-supported budget receives Council approval Guelph, ON, January 28, 2015 – Earlier this evening, Council approved the City’s Water and Wastewater Services, Building Code Administration and Court Services budgets. “We continue to keep Guelph’s water and wastewater rates within the average among our comparator municipalities through the innovative and proactive programs undertaken by these departments,” noted Al Horsman, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. “For example, Water Services continues enhanced leak detection work to reclaim water supply capacity, and Wastewater Services has performed an optimization demonstration to allow the City to apply for a re-rating of the treatment facility that will help offset the costs of any future expansions, if required.” Approved 2015 water/wastewater charges, effective March 1, 2015… Continue reading Council approves 4.1 per cent water, wastewater rate increases