2018 Approved Budget
City of Greater Sudbury Council approved the 2018 Budget on December 12, 2017. Approval followed two nights of deliberations by the Finance and Administration Committee on December 5 and 6, 2017.
Several changes were made to the proposed budget in order to approve a budget with a 3.0 % tax increase and 7.4 % water/wastewater rate increase.
For a typical home assessed at $230,000 the 3.0 % tax increase is equivalent to an increase of approximately $87 more than 2017 taxes, or an additional $7.25 monthly. The 7.4 % water/wastewater user rate increase is in accordance with the financial plan for Water/Wastewater and will ensure fiscal sustainability of the service.
The following reflects the overall approved 2018 Operating Budget and provides changes to the chart found on page 52 of the budget document.
Budget Summary 2018 (PDF)
The Committee approved several service level changes presented in the form of business cases. Some of these service level changes include:
- Additional funding to continue the used needle recovery services
- Continuation of the Primary Healthcare Provider Recruitment and Retention program
The link below reflects the adopted business cases from the proposed list on pages 157 and 158 of the budget document and reflects all service level changes approved by the Committee:
The Committee also made the following changes to the 2018 Capital Budget:
- Approval of the Arena/Events Centre project on the Kingsway of $100 million
- Approval of the Playground Revitalization program of $2.3 million that will be funded from Healthy Community Initiatives (HCI) funds of $150,000 per year
- Reallocated capital funding towards the Downtown as well as Town Centre Community Improvement Plans for a total of $700,000
- Reallocated capital funds for Water and Wastewater of $1.4 million to Operating to fund approved business cases including: position for hydraulic modeler/analyst and project manager II; W/WW master plan and asset management plan implementation/staffing; and increased hydrant painting
The following link provides changes to page 317 of the budget document and reflects the Capital Budget changes approved by the Committee.
Click on the links below to browse the document by section:
- Operating Budget
- Business Cases
- Capital Budget
- Outside Boards
- User Fees
2018 Budget Public Input
Thank you for participating in the 2018 budget. Your feedback is an important part of the City’s budget development process.
2018 Budget Direction
City Council directed staff to build a budget to be no more than a 3.5% property tax increase, with options to reduce this to a 3.0% and a 2.5% property tax increase.
2018 Budget Schedule
2018 Budget Direction
Preliminary Forecast of Operating and Capital Budgets and Water/Wastewater Rate Increase
|May 16, 2017|
|Community Consultation Session - Online Submissions||Summer 2017|
|Update Meeting||September 19, 2017|
Table Budget Document
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
4 to 9 p.m.
December 5 to 7, 2017
|City Council Approval of 2018 Operating and Capital Budget||Council Meeting Tuesday, December 12, 2017|
|Approval of 2018 Property Tax Policy||April 2018|