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2019 Approved Budget
City Council approved the 2019 Budget with increased investments in year-round road maintenance, transit, economic development, customer service, the arts and more.
Council approved a budget with a 3.6 per cent tax increase. For a typical home assessed at $230,000, this means approximately $105 more than 2018 taxes, or an additional $9 monthly. A user fee increase of 7.4 per cent for water/wastewater was also approved. This amounts to $7.35 more per month for the average homeowner who uses 200 cubic metres of water per year.
The 2019 Operating Budget is $593 million, which includes the following service level enhancements to improve quality of life for residents:
- Higher transit service levels include expanded Sunday and early morning operating hours.
- More summer road maintenance activities including $0.5 million for arterial and rural roads that enhance user quality and safety, and an additional $1 million for winter control services to reflect the importance of this service to the community
- Extended operating hours for 311 to improve customer service
- Approval of the financing plan for the development of The Junction, (Library/Art Gallery and the Greater Sudbury Convention/Performance Centre) to promote arts and culture in the community, invest in the downtown and improve quality of life for residents
The $120.5 million capital budget ensures the best investment choices are made by ranking projects based on standard criteria and moving forward with the highest priorities.
Highlights of the 2019 capital budget include significant investments in roads, recreation and other infrastructure:
- $46.6 million invested in road construction, including funding for the Maley Drive Extension Project and Municipal Road 35.
- $15.6 million for several bridge and culvert rehabilitation projects throughout the community.
- $4.3 million for recreation assets, including upgrades to the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre and the Dowling Leisure Centre.
- $3.2 million for projects at the Azilda and Sudbury landfill sites to enable the City to responsibly dispose and divert waste, and protect the environment around the sites.
2019 Proposed Budget
View the 2019 Budget document.
Click on the links below to browse the document by section:
- Operating Budget
- Business Cases
- Capital Budget
- Outside Boards
- User Fees
2019 Budget Public Input
Thank you for participating in the 2019 budget. Your feedback is an important part of the City’s budget development process.
2019 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% and a 2.5% property tax increase.
2019 Budget Schedule
2019 Budget Direction
Preliminary Forecast of Operating and Capital Budgets and Water/Wastewater Rate Increase
|May 15, 2018|
|Community Consultation Session - Online Submissions||Winter 2019|
|Update Meeting||September 25, 2018|
Table Budget Document
January 22, 2019
February 19, 20, 21, 2019
|City Council Approval of 2019 Operating and Capital Budget||
Council Meeting following Finance and Administration Committee Approval of the Budget*
|Approval of 2019 Property Tax Policy||May 2019|