bruce county working on draft 2022 budget
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Bruce County working on draft 2022 budget

Bruce County Council first 2022 draft corporate budget proposed a 4.80% increase in tax rates. The $123.5M draft budget consists of $99.5M in operating expenses and $24M in capital expenses.

A media release reported the 2022 draft budget maintains core services and plans for the future with investment in affordable housing, transit, and growth. The proposed expenses in this draft budget increased slightly for 2022, revenues are expected to decrease significantly due to reductions in federal and provincial funding

Warden Janice Jackson commented, “Bruce County Council will continue to review the revised draft budget for 2022 at the next Corporate Services Committee meeting in October. We are looking for opportunities to meet the needs of our residents through the challenges of the pandemic, while also encouraging economic recovery. We will continue to pursue quality infrastructure upgrades and support services in Bruce County. I would like to thank our staff for their hard work on building this draft budget.”

“County staff have created a responsible draft budget that reflects Council’s strategic direction and the challenges of our current times. We look forward to continuing on a fiscally responsible path.”

The media release pointed out that the budget would allow Bruce County to deliver high quality municipal services like infrastructure improvements, family and housing supports, emergency paramedic services, economic development, and library and museum programming.

Key Initiatives for 2022:
• Clean Energy Vehicle Strategy
• Cyber Security Initiatives
• New Paramedic Station in Saugeen Shores
• Increased Spending on Traffic Calming Initiatives
• Transit
• Teeswater River Bridge (Paisley) replacement
• Affordable Housing Upgrades
• Long Term Care Initiatives to Increase Bedside Care
• Library Bookmobile
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