Halton Regional Council recently approved the Halton 2010 Budget and Business Plan includes the largest amount ever spent for infrastructure improvements in the Region’s 35-year history.
The budget recommended a 0.2 per cent tax reduction for Regional programs and services and a combined water and waste water rate freeze for Halton residents.
In 2 of the last 4 years, Halton has actually reduced its tax portion for Regional programs and services. Over the last 4 years, the combined tax increase for Regional programs and services has been less than half a per cent – one of the lowest among municipalities in Canada.
In 2010, Halton Region’s capital program includes a almost $400 million in infrastructure spending (the most in in Halton’s 35-year history). This figures includes upgrades/expansion and rehabilitation of the area’s roads, waste water plants, distribution system and waste management. A breakdown is as follows:
- Roads = $109.3 million
- Water/waste water plants/distribution systems = $252.8 million
- Waste management sites = $1.5 million
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