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Non-tax supported budget
2018 approved stormwater, water and wastewater rates and fees
|Recommended rates and fees||2017||2018||change|
|Water volume – $/cubic metre (m3)||$1.67||$1.72||$0.05|
|Water basic – $/day||$0.26||$0.26||$0.00|
|Wastewater volume – $/cubic metre (m3)||$1.80||$1.84||$0.04|
|Wastewater basic – $/day||$0.32||$0.32||$0.00|
|Stormwater service fee – $/month||$4.00||$4.60||$0.60|
The approved 2018 capital budget is $90,308,062 — heavily focused on infrastructure renewal.
Seventy-nine per cent of the budget goes towards projects that will provide for the replacement, renewal or reconstruction of existing City assets.
The 17 per cent of the budget attributed to growth is primarily funded from development charges and supports projects required to meet the increase demand on City services by new residents and businesses.
The four per cent of the budget invested in City building reflects some ongoing projects to enhance City services to improve the overall benefit to all citizens.
Base budget: 2018 approved operating budget is $232,965,140 — 2.45 per cent increase over last year’s budget.
Infrastructure levy: One per cent infrastructure levy — half funded through a tax levy and half through a transfer from the tax stabilization fund.
|City Expansions||Approved/ Not approved||Cost|
|Career Path Program||not approved||135,000|
|Corporate Recognition and Diversity & Inclusion Training||not approved||60,000|
|Learning & Development Coordinator||not approved||100,300|
|WSIB Claims & Disability Coordinator||not approved||100,300|
|Analyst, Corporate Asset Management||approved||123,900|
|Financial Analyst-Environmental Services||not approved||117,500|
|Manager of Financial Strategy||not approved||158,900|
|Senior Purchasing Agent||not approved||129,100|
|Affordable Housing Incentive Program||not approved||322,900|
|Business Service Reviews||approved||100,000
To be funded through the Rate Stabilization Fund
|Multi-Residential Waste Collection||approved||524,700 – $278,100 from City Building Reserve Fund $246,600 from operating budget|
|Paramedics – Additional Guelph Shift – four paramedics||approved||399,200|
|Paramedic Field Superintendent||not approved||87,900|
|Parks Seasonal Staff- Sports fields and Trails||approved||46,878|
|Public Service Operators||not approved||50,100|
|Waste Collections Operator||approved||78,800|
|Yard Waste Collection||not approved||458,000|
|Total approved||not applicable||1,474,028|
Local Boards and Shared Services
With the exception of the Downtown Guelph Business Association, the City’s share of these services is funded through the tax levy. The 2018 approved budget for local boards and shared services is $77 million — 0.67 per cent increase over 2017.
|Local Board and Shared Service||Budget||% change over 2017|
|Guelph Police Service||40,228,100||3.0|
|Guelph Public Library||9,089,062||3.0|
|Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health||3,868,973||3.0|
|County of Wellington Social Services and Social Housing||22,341,117||(4.6)|
|The Elliott Community||1,514,557||1.7|
|Downtown Guelph Business Association||655,410||14.7|