East Gwillimbury's 2024 draft budget calls for 7.7% property tax increase
The 2024 East Gwillimbury budget deliberations have kicked off and it looks like your taxes will be going up. The draft budget shows a 7.7 per cent tax levy increase, which translates to approximately a $155 annual increase for the average East Gwillimbury household.
Budget pressures include inflationary and contractual cost increases to maintain base programs and services, growth-related cost increases, new staffing and service level enhancements, including contributions to asset management reserves and funding for operating the Health and Active Living Plaza when construction is complete. Due to its smaller population, as compared to other York Region municipalities, East Gwillimbury needs a higher percentage tax increase to generate the same amount of dollars as other municipalities in the region.
Budget deliberations are set for Nov. 15 and Nov. 22. A seasion was already held Nov. 13.
Every year, residents are asked to provide feedback and share how they’d like tax dollars invested into town programs and services by completing the budget survey. To complete the 2024 budget feedback survey, view the budget book or previous meetings and presentations, visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/budget.