The Town of Whitby’s proposed 2023 Budget reflects a 6 per cent budget increase to maintain essential service delivery and plan for growth, according to a town notice.
This represents a 2 per cent increase on the overall residential bill for town services or approximately 32 cents per day, per household for the delivery of services like waste collection, snow clearing and parks maintenance, the notice said.
It said the approximately 32 cents per day (or $118 per year) is based on the 2022 average residential assessment value of $503,000 as determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.
The proposed budget is now available on ConnectWhitby.ca/Budget.
As part of the 2023 Budget approval process, Whitby Town Council will also be considering the financial impacts of several decision items, including the Bill 23 Provincial Housing Tax.
The town invite residents to take part in the following upcoming opportunities to provide feedback on the proposed budget:
Virtual 2023 Budget Forum open now through February 8, online at ConnectWhitby.ca/Budget. Residents can go online and share their thoughts and feedback on the budget at any time that is convenient for them.
Budget Public Meeting on Monday, February 6 at 7 pm in-person at Whitby Council Chambers or online at whitby.ca/CouncilCalendar. Residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed 2023 Budget prior to council consideration and approval on February 16. Residents interested in speaking are required to register with the Town Clerk by 12 pm the day of the meeting.
Special Council Meeting (final approval of the proposed 2023 Budget) will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 7 pm at at Whitby Council Chambers. Residents can attend in-person or tune in online at whitby.ca/CouncilCalendar.