RSS IconRSS Print IconPrint Text Size Plus icon Minus icon

header Budget 2015Budget

2016 Budget (pdf, 9.7Mb, 274pp.)

For an alternative version of the 2016 Budget please contact Corporate Services by phone at 905.584.2272 x. 4636 or by email.

News Release: Town of Caledon approves 2016 Budget

""Council and staff consulted with the community and invited Caledon citizens to be involved in the 2016 budget process, and I want to thank all who contributed," said Mayor Thompson. "Leading up to this budget, Council and staff continually engaged with citizens in creating a comprehensive Workplan to guide our activities and budgeting priorities for 2016 and beyond. The budget now confirms these priorities and sets us in motion."

Learn more about the Council Workplan

Highlights

  • The blended residential tax increase (Town + Region + Education) is 1.97%. This assumes a 0% increase in the Education tax rate.
  • This equates to a yearly tax increase of $16.99 per $100,000 property assessment, or an increase of $88.20 on the average home in Caledon with a value of $519,000.

Broadband Levy

The special levy proposed for Broadband will generate $300,000 per year and $1,200,000 to $1,500,000 over 4 and 5 years, respectively.  The plan is that this investment will translate into an approximate $22,500,000 fibre infrastructure buildout in Caledon once Federal, Provincial, and Private contributions are factored in. 

Subject to Federal and Provincial government funding announcements, it is anticipated that the network design and internet service provider procurement phases will be completed in 2016, with the buildout of the network starting in 2017.  Read more 

Capital Budget

The Town's 2016 Proposed Capital Budget includes $40.5 million in total requests.  Some of the key capital projects for 2016 include:

  • A Fire Training Facility
  • Expansion of Public Wifi to the Mayfield Recreation Facility, Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, and Albion Bolton Union Community Centre
  • George Bolton Parkway Extension and Industrial Road Rehabilitation
  • Kennedy Road & Heart Lake Road Rehabilitation
  • Continuation of the Town's Enhanced Road program and the Town's Bridge program
  • Animal Shelter upgrades
  • Caledon Trailway resurfacing
  • Renovations and upgrades to Caledon Village Place

Broadband Levy

  • In September 2015, Town of Caledon Council adopted the South Western Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) model for the Town's high speed internet strategy. 
  • In partnership with more than 15 municipalities, the SWIFT project objective is to implement a regional (South Western Ontario) fibre-optic based network that will be owned / operated by the private sector and that will result in internet service speeds of 1 Gbps for under $100/ month. 
  • The infrastructure will be open to all Internet Service Providers to deliver their service over. 
  • This model seeks to facilitate the expansion of fibre based services across the region, where it has been fiscally prohibitive (according to the service providers), by lessening the financial burden of the initial capital investment on private sector internet service providers. 
  • The initial capital investment will be funded by way of Federal, Provincial, Municipal contributions and private sector (e.g. internet service provider) investment. 
  • At present, the Town is recommending a special levy of $300,000 per year which results in $1,200,000 to $1,500,000 over 4 and 5 years respectively.
  • The plan is that this investment will translate into an approximate $22,500,000 fibre infrastructure buildout in Caledon with Federal, Provincial, and Private contributions also factored in. 
  • Continued investment is anticipated until full buildout.
  • The timelines for this project are dependent on several factors, including the announcement of funding from the Federal and Provincial governments, and subsequent public procurement process required to secure the private sector internet service provider.  It is anticipated that the network design and internet service provider procurement phases will be completed in 2016, with the buildout of the network starting in 2017.

Visit swiftnetwork.ca


Previous Budgets