Your Municipal Property Tax at Work - What you received for $1,000 in 2013
Municipal Services per $1,000 in property taxes:
The City of Greater Sudbury’s municipal budget rests on building blocks for fiscal sustainability: revenues to match expenses, capital renewal, preservation of municipal services, and moderate levels of property taxation.
For 2013, approximately $2.8 million in fiscal sustainability initiatives have been incorporated into the budget to reduce the municipal tax levy or provide a source of capital funding.
Municipal roads, bridges, culverts and sidewalks: end-to-end, the 3,560 lane kilometres which make up the City of Greater Sudbury’s road network would be equivalent to a single lane highway covering the distance to the U.S.-Mexican border in El Paso, Texas. ($237)
Greater Sudbury Police Service: providing quality service and policing in partnership with the community. ($181)
Health and Social Services: includes support for Pioneer Manor, affordable housing services, social assistance, support for licensed child care spaces, employment support services, shelters and homelessness initiatives. ($133)
Emergency Medical Services/Fire/Emergency Preparedness: includes approximately 148 full and part-time paramedics, approximately 108 career firefighters, 335 volunteer firefighters, two staff members dedicated to Emergency Preparedness and the Lionel E. Lalonde Centre. ($131)
Citizen and Leisure Services: Citizen services include responsibility for public libraries, Citizen Service Centres, museums and cemeteries. Leisure services include community arenas, indoor pools, ski hills, outdoor rinks, fitness centres, playgrounds/tot lots, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, passive/linear parks and 210 km of trails. ($111)
Growth and Development: includes tourism, physician recruitment, arts and culture, business development, youth strategy, by-law and compliance, real estate matters and community/strategic/environmental planning services and initiatives. ($54)
Administration: oversees and manages a variety of legislative and administrative functions, including providing support to Council and the Auditor General’s Office. ($48)
Greater Sudbury Transit: provides transportation to approximately 5 million passengers, covering a total distance of more than 3.4 million kilometers, each year. ($47)
Garbage and recycling: includes responsibility for transfer/landfill sites, weekly garbage, recycling, organics, leaf/yard waste collection, household hazardous waste disposal and litter abatement initiatives. ($35)
Other outside boards: includes Conservation Sudbury and Sudbury and District Health Unit. ($23)
Tax Rate Comparisons
According to the 2012 BMA Municipal Study, the property taxes on an average Detached Bungalow in Greater Sudbury (approx. 1,200 square feet) is 2nd lowest in a group of 23 municipalities with populations greater than 100,000. For more information on property taxes, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/taxes or call 3-1-1 for municipal services.
2013 OPERATING Budget: $497 million
Dedicated to day-to-day operations, including programs and services in more than 30 diverse sectors such as policing, public health, recycling and leisure programs.
2013 CAPITAL Budget: $109 million
Dedicated to one-time expenditures and projects such as road construction, recreation facilities, building upgrades and retrofits, equipment renewal and replacements. Of the $107 million, almost $37.6 million is dedicated to road capital investments.
Final due dates for all property classes: June 5, 2013 and July 5, 2013
If you are an owner of both residential and non-residential properties, you will receive separate tax bills.
For information about your Municipal Property Assessment contact:
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation,
1730 Regent Street, Suite 1, Sudbury, ON P3E 3Z8
Telephone: 1-866-296-6722 www.mpac.ca