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The Budget for 2020 is now available

Council had our first meeting to discuss the budget on Friday November 15. On Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, the public is invited to make comments, suggestions and criticize the budget.

The current budget has the tax increase at 3.8%. This is a combined amount with the County and the School Board.  Of the property taxes you pay, 54% goes to the municipality and 29% goes to the County and 17% to the School Board.  To see the budget, please go to https://www.newtecumseth.ca/en/town-hall/budget-and-finances.aspx

Projects in Ward 7 in the budget include:

  • 7th Line Road Improvements from 10th to 15th Sideroad-Utility Relocation and Land Acquisition – $256,100
  • Gravel Road Upgrade to hot mix asphalt surface per Gravel Road Policy prioritization 4th line from 15th to 20th Sideroad – $484,000
  • Tottenham Waste Water Treatment Plant Aeration Blower Replacement – $405, 000
  • Tottenham Transmission Main & Mill Street Reservoir Improvements-Construction – $16, 385,000

The new Administration Centre is back on the agenda. As you may recall from speaking with me and from my e-mail newsletter, the original decision was to renovate an old school in Alliston to make an administration centre as we have outgrown our current facility. I have supported this project as it was presented as the least expensive option. The new council was able to reverse that decision and instead would like to build from the ground up at the NTRC in Alliston. The project estimate that is coming before council tonight is for $20 million dollars which is $4 million more than the renovation of the old school option. I will continue to push for the least expensive option being the best option. Come out tonight at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers to have your say.

 


Comprehensive Zoning By-law Update

The Town of New Tecumseth has retained a consultant team, to undertake an update of its Zoning By-law and welcomes your input.

A zoning by-law as explained in the Citizens Guide to Zoning By-Laws defines:

  • how land in a municipality is used including where different types of land uses such as residential and employment are allowed;
  • how close buildings can be to a property line;
  • how tall buildings can be;
  • how much parking is required and other standards.

Find out more – Comprehensive Zoning By-law Update

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Beeton Memorial Arena,
22 Second Street,
Beeton, ON.

Presentations will begin at the times noted and will be followed by table group activities. Come out and provide your input into the update of the Town’s Zoning By-law.

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to me. sharrisonmcintyre@newtecumseth.ca.