Thorold residents see slight drop in taxes but another bill is coming


Published February 10, 2023 at 3:39 pm

After a couple of meetings, Thorold City Council was able to deliver a 2023 budget that actually saw homeowners’ taxes drop by 0.19 per cent.

However, that was partially achieved by transferring 3.75 per cent of their transit costs to the region for the newly-amalgamated transit services.

That, unfortunately, means residents will see some of that come back not in their favour when the regional tax bill is calculated.

Still, the municipality was able to keep local costs low and that was cause for optimism, Thorold Mayor Terry Ugulini said.

“The approved 2023 budget focuses on moving key infrastructure projects forward, while continuing to strengthen our levels of service and engagement with the Community,” Ugulini said afterwards.

“I look forward to Council and Staff working together this year to accomplish our priorities and continue to move the City of Thorold forward.”

Residents can expect local projects to proceed accordingly, including the reconstruction of Broderick Ave. (from Westmount Ave. to West St. N.), the reconstruction of St. Davids Rd. (from Collier Rd. N. to Foley Cres.), ongoing construction of Fire Station 1 (estimated completion date of 2024), completion of the Operations Centre construction, and design of the South Main Street Eco-Park.

As well, council set aside cash for the city’s first-ever farmers market, enhancements to the City’s tree planting program, as well as playgrounds and park improvements.

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