New Tecumseth Council Passes 2020 Budget

Property taxes to climb 3.18

The 2020 budget passed by New Tecumseth council on Tuesday night contains a 3.1 per cent property tax increase. This means the average homeowner with a property assessment value of just over $428,000 will see a tax bill that is $71 more compared to last year.

Water bills are going up in April by 3 per cent or about $24 more a year.

There are $40 million in capital works projects including:

  • Tottenham Transmission Main and Mill Street Reservoir improvements
  • New Ground Wells
  • Road Improvement Program
  • New Fire Station 4
  • Fire Station 2 & 4 response vehicles
  • Collingwood WTP Upgrades
  • Queen Street Watermain Upgrade (Tottenham)
  • Drainage Master Plan
  • Gravel Road Program
  • Tottenham Treatment Plant aeration blower replacement
  • Rotary Playground Structure Replacement (Riverdale Park)
  • Development Application Tracking System
  • All Wheels Skate Park