Welland 2022 budget will see 2.29% hike on homeowners’ tax bills

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Published December 20, 2021 at 4:49 pm

When all was said and done, Welland Council passed their 2022 municipal budget with a 2.29 per cent take hike to the homeowners.

That means if a Welland homeowner’s property has an assessed value of, say, $400,000, they can expect to pay an additional $91 in taxes next year.

“Next year’s budget takes ownership of current city challenges and addresses future needs,” said Councillor David McLeod, chair of the Budget Review Committee. “The Budget Committee injected an additional $3.4 million into roads and sidewalk renewal, above the original proposal.”

“Furthermore, we supported important staff positions in Fire and Emergency Services, Infrastructure Services, and
Community Services. The 2022 budget is strategic in providing citizens with better service delivery and significant infrastructure investment.”

Some of the 2022 capital project budget highlights are:

• $10.3 million for facility upgrades, including $6.4 million for Memorial Park pool revitalization
• $13.7 million for roads
• $2.1 million for sidewalks
• $2.6 million for storm sewers
• $2.4 million for new fire station #3
• $1.7 million for new aerial fire truck
• $1.9 million for bridges and culverts

“This year’s budget process brought a fulsome discussion about where our City is, and more importantly, where it’s going,” said Welland Mayor Frank Campion. “Our investment in the future of Welland is apparent in this budget, and I am proud of the work done by all to pass this budget. We have some bright days ahead of us.”

For more information on the City of Welland and its municipal budgets, visit www.welland.ca

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