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2018 Budget

The 2018 Business Plan & Budget focused on roads and growth. After amendments  to the City’s proposed capital and operating budget (below), City Council approved a 2.75% tax increase on January 29, 2018.

The increase includes a 1.75% 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(1–58)
Service Areas: Operating Budget, Tax Rate(59–241)
Service Areas: Operating Budget, User Rate(242–247)
Service Partner Budget Support(248–290)
Capital Plan: 2018–2027(291–306)
New Investment & Service Recommendations(307–331)
Proposed Fee Changes(332–379)
Capital Plan Project Details(extra)
The full document is available for public viewing in a hard-copy format at Legislative & Court Services or Finance Services (70 Collier Street, 1st floor). If an alternate format is required, please call 705-726-4242.

Budget Highlights

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

For more budget highlights, please see the 2018 Budget & Business Plan special edition of This Week in Barrie.

Budget Meetings

Jan. 15, 2018: Service Partner presentations to City Council 
Jan. 22, 2018:  Overview presentation to General Committee
Jan. 29, 2018: Council approval
Meetings air/stream 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 2018 Budget Allocator results were shared with Council as part of the 2018 Business Plan & Budget deliberations.

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