Brockville ’18 budget to set tax collection ceiling of $1.2M

(Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – City councillors are expected to set a ceiling Tuesday night for how many more tax dollars the corporation will collect next year to maintain city services.

Council will review the 2018 budget guidelines, which are calling for a maximum tax levy of 3.51 per cent or an extra $1.2 million than what is collected this year.

There’s a number of other guidelines to be approved, including keeping departmental budgets at or under a 2 per cent increase.

Also on the list are contribution increases to the Finance Plan of $200,000 and another $200,000 into reserves.

The proposed timetable would also see the operating and waterworks budgets tackled in the first week of December, followed by the passing of the budget on Dec. 12.

During the same council meeting, there will be a motion from Coun. Jeff Earle to review the 10 year capital plan and operating plan for the city and to halt non-committed funding until the review is complete.

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.

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