February 9, 2021
NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – After consultation with residents, business leaders, and a call for community budget requests, North Grenville Council approved the 2021 Budget. The Operational Budget was discussed and approved at the regularly scheduled Council meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, and the Capital investment budget was debated and approved at a special Council Meeting on February 8.
“Council recognizes that this past year has been challenging for so many businesses and residents,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact on our community, and that is why we have adopted a 2021 budget with a zero tax rate increase.”
The 2021 Budget includes significant investments that support smart and sustainable growth, road safety, improved sidewalks and trail connectivity, as well as additional recreational amenities - all of which advance quality of life in North Grenville, while ensuring ongoing community responsiveness and engagement.
A significant portion of the proposed roads expenditure will oversee the rehabilitation of Wellington Road (i.e. paving, underground water and sewer and road realignment) and the Municipality’s cost-share of the CR43 expansion project which has a total value of approximately $37.5 Million – beginning in 2021 with bridge construction.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Municipality remains committed to helping our local businesses,” added Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman. “Under this budget, Council has renewed its commitment to the small business support program, countering the negative impacts of COVID-19, and working towards a more resilient future.”
In 2020, the Municipality underwent significant changes through the establishment of a renewed senior administrative team at the Municipality which have led to important changes in the Municipality’s organizational structure.
With this new leadership, the Municipality was successful in acquiring almost $1 Million in provincial funding to help offset lost revenue as a result of COVID-19. This grant, and other prudent fiscal planning, will ease operating pressures for the Municipality.
“As reflected in this year’s budget, the Municipality will continue to modernize its operations and increase its administrative and fiscal transparency as well as accountability,” emphasized North Grenville’s Chief Administrative Officer Gary Dyke.
Budget 2021 can be found on our website at: www.northgrenville.ca/budget.
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