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2017 Business Plan

The 2017 Business Plan & Budget focused on infrastructure and innovation. Following a series of amendments to the City’s proposed capital and operating budget (below), City Council approved a 3.09% tax increase on February 13, 2017.

The increase includes a 2.09% residential tax increase for City services and a 1% increase to replace and renew more of Barrie’s roads, bridges, pipes and buildings through the Dedicated Infrastructure Renewal Fund.

Table of Contents  
Executive Summary (1–55)
Service Areas: Operating Budget, Tax Rate (56–226)
Service Areas: Operating Budget, User Rate (227–234)
Service Partner Support
Supporting document:
Barrie Police Service Strategic Business Plan, 2017–2019
Capital Plan: 2017–2026 (261–277)
New Investment & Service Recommendations (278–301)
Proposed Fee Changes
Amendments made; refer to the Fees By-law for current fees.
Capital Plan Project Details (extra)
2017 Budget & Business Plan Year-end Report (extra)
The full document is available for public viewing in a hard-copy format at the City Clerk’s Office or Finance Department, 70 Collier Street, 1st Floor. If an alternate format is required, please call 705-739-4204.

Budget Highlights

Projects to improve road conditions & public spaces included within the budget:

Budget Committee Meetings

Jan. 9, 2017: Overview Presentation
Jan. 16, 2017: Service Partner Presentations  
Feb. 6, 2017: Budget Presented to General Committee
Feb. 13, 2017: Council Approval
All meetings available to view on Rogers TV Barrie

Budget Allocator Tool

The Budget Allocator Tool is an online engagement tool that let residents and businesses choose how to invest their tax dollars and leave comments about their choices. The tool launched includes major service areas in the tax based operating budget that impact the daily lives of residents and businesses.

The 2017 Budget Allocator results were shared with Council as part of the 2017 Business Plan & Budget deliberations.

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