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Greater Sudbury

2017 Budget

2017 Operating and Capital Budget


Final Approved 2017 Budget

The Finance and Administration Committee deliberated the 2017 Operating and Capital Budget on December 6 and December 14, 2016.  During those two meetings, several changes were made from the base budget presented in November in order to approve a budget with a 3.6% tax increase and a 7.4% water/wastewater rate increase. For a typical home with an assessed value of $230,000, this is equivalent to an increase of approximately $100 over 2016 taxes. 

The following reflects the overall approved 2017 Operating Budget and provides changes to the chart found on page 48 of the budget document.

Budget Summary 2017

The Committee approved several service level changes presented in the form of business cases. Some of these service level changes include:

  • An Asset Management Coordinator to help build policies and operating plans that ensure appropriate long-term planning for asset maintenance and timely renewal.
  • An extension of the Ramsey Lake Skate Path to the Northern Water Sports Centre to enhance the winter skate path for residents, and allow use of the Centre as a winter destination point.
  • An additional $2 million investment in road work with large spreader laid patches to reduce the reoccurrence of potholes.

The chart below reflects the adopted business cases from the proposed list on page 143 of the budget document and reflects all service level changes approved by the Committee:

Approved Business Case Summary

The Committee also made the following changes to the 2017 Capital Budget:

  • The Greater Sudbury Police Service building renovation project was deferred for one year.
  • Additional funds for the Brady Green Stair project were added to the budget with work to begin in 2017.
  • The Pioneer Manor parking lot project was removed and the funds were reallocated to the Nurse Call System.

The following chart provides changes to page 242 of the budget document and reflects the Capital Budget changes approved by the Committee.

2017 Approved Capital Budget


2017 Budget 

City Council approves the 2017 Budget with a focus on services and performance.

Please click here to view the 2017 budget highlights (PDF).

Please click here to view the full 2017 budget document (PDF).

Click on the links below to see the 2017 proposed budget document by section.

Budget Overview
Budget Summary
Operating Budget
Business Cases
Capital Budget
Outside Boards

Budget 2017: Public Engagement

Thank you for participating in the 2017 budget. Your feedback has been an important part of the City’s budget development process. 

The formal public input process is now closed. The results of the submissions will be shared with City Council and with the public as part of the 2017 budget process, which is expected to wrap up in December 2016. 

The budget tool will remain on the website for those who wish to use it.

Budget 2017: Community Meetings

As part of the process to develop the 2017 municipal budget, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, Ed Archer, and Chief Financial Officer, Ed Stankiewicz, made public presentations at community meetings to provide an overview of the budget, as well as issues the municipality is navigating and opportunities for public engagement.    

Schedule of 2017 budget deliberations:

Type of Meeting


2017 Budget

Tuesday, August 9, 2016,
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2017 Budget Direction

Community Consultation 

  • Online submissions

Fall 2016

Update Meeting

October 4, 2016

2017 Budget Update

Table Budget Binder

  • Presentation from Police Services and Nickel District Conservation Authority
  • 2017 Operating and Capital Budget Overview Presentation (CAO and CFO)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016,
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

View the minutes from this meeting.

Budget Meeting

  • Presentation from Sudbury & District Health Unit
  • Review and approve Operating and Capital Budgets and Water/Wastewater Rates

Tuesday, December 6, 2016,
4:15 to 7:15 p.m.

View the minutes from this meeting.

Continuation of Budget Deliberations from December 6, 2016

  • Review and approve 2017 Operating and Capital Budget

Wednesday, December 14, 2016,
4:00 p.m.

City Council Approval of 2017 Operating and Capital Budget

Special City Council Meeting immediately following the budget meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 

View the minutes from this meeting.

Approval of 2017 Property Tax Policy

April 2017

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