The Town of Gravenhurst is looking for feedback on the first draft of its 2024 budget, which includes a 2.3 percent tax increase.
If approved, property owners will see an extra $13.03 on their bill per $100,000 of assessment.
“Creating a budget each year is a challenging task,” says Mayor Heidi Lorenz. “We need to balance service delivery priorities with the ability to pay. At the same time, we need to tackle infrastructure projects that ensure our community remains a healthy and viable place for people to live, work, and invest. I hope everyone will set aside some time to review the draft budget and then share their thoughts with us.”
Anyone wanting to comment on the budget needs to go to EngageGravenhurst.ca.
The operating budget, which includes things like staff wages and maintenance costs, sees $30.9 million earmarked.
The capital budget, which dives into various infrastructure projects, includes $9.9 million worth of projects.
The draft budget will be presented to council on Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Centennial Centre. The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed on the town’s YouTube page.
At 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 12, budget deliberations will start. The meeting will also be open to the public and streamed online.