Council approves 2019 County of Simcoe Budget

"Budget that upholds our commitment to manage tax payers’ dollars efficiently"

Simcoe County Council has approved a $548 million budget for 2019.

Residents will see an overall 2 per cent increase on the County portion of their municipal property taxes – an impact of approximately $5.70 per $100,000 of property assessment across the region.

Infrastructure, transit, paramedic services, solid waste management and social housing are the primary focus as the County looks to maintain existing services and service levels in the region.

The County maintains a strong financial position, having received for the fourth year in a row a AA long-term issuer credit rating for 2018 from S&P Global Ratings, an independent credit company. The 2019 budget ensures the County continues along this path of long-term fiscal stability and contains items that address areas of growth, as well as initiatives directed by Council to enhance service levels for the region, support infrastructure, increase efficiencies, and prepare for the future.

“Simcoe County’s progression as a vibrant, growing and thriving region brings tremendous opportunity, as well as increased need and demand for regional services, supports and infrastructure.”
– Warden George Cornell.

2019 Budget Highlights include:

Total County Expenditures for 2019: $548 million:

  • Long Term Care and Seniors Services $60 million
  • Paramedic Services $73 million
  • Social Housing $88 million
  • Ontario Works $73 million
  • Transportation and Engineering $69 million
  • Solid Waste Management $46 million
  • Children and Community Services $62 million