Andrea TaylorFinance Department705-739-4220 ext: 4429
Each year, staff work to balance the cost of providing City services with existing resources. 2021 was more challenging than usual given the significant financial impacts the City is facing through the wake of COVID-19.
City Council has approved the lowest tax increase in 20 years. After many amendments to the City's proposed budget, Council approved a 0.92% tax increase for 2021 on January 25.
For the average Barrie home (includes town homes, apartments & detached homes) assessed at $367,550, this increase translates to an additional $40.71 annually.
The assessed value is provided by
MPAC and is different than the market value of homes.
The 2021 operating budget includes:
Some key projects in the 2021 capital budget include:
Throughout the 2021 Budget engagement period (Nov.12 – Dec. 18, 2020), taxpayers shared what's important to them through the Budget Allocator tool.
Budget Allocator Results and comments submitted via the tool were shared with Council during the 2021 Business Plan & Budget deliberations.
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