Media Release - Town of Lincoln 2017 Budget Approved

Lincoln, ON – (Dec. 19, 2016) – Council approved the Town of Lincoln’s 2017 budget at tonight’s Council meeting, Dec. 19, 2016. The approved budget serves to make an investment in our communities to support growth and deliver quality services to residents, including:

  • Beautification, parks and improvements to public amenities
  • Continual improvements in public realm spaces and future planning
  • Road maintenance and repairs
  • Improvements to emergency services vehicles and equipment
  • Long-term investment in water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Upgrades to recreational facilities
  • Quality service delivery

The overall increase on the residential tax bill will be 3.22% and includes portions for services of the Town, Niagara Region and School Boards. The Town’s portion, which is 33.4% of your overall tax bill, is an increase of 6.95%. For instance, based on a property assessment of $330,000, households will see the following increase on their 2017 property tax bill:

  • $94.96 per year, or
  • $7.91 per month, or
  • $1.83 per week, or
  • $0.26 per day

Mayor Sandra Easton states that “in the development of this budget, the Town kept taxpayer affordability front and centre, while addressing Council’s approved priorities, investing in hard and soft infrastructure, meeting legislative obligations, and absorbing inflationary pressures.”

“Council demonstrated long-term vision in approving this year’s budget,” said Mike Kirkopoulos, Chief Administrative Officer. “2017 is going to be a full, busy year with many capital and operational projects, benefiting the community”.

For more information on the budget or the Town of Lincoln’s services, visit www.lincoln.ca.

Contact:

Carrie Beatty, Senior Communications Advisor

Town of Lincoln                                          
Office of the CAO                                        
905.563.2799 ext. 230

4800 South Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario
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TEL: 905-563-8205
FAX: 905-563-6566
Emergency After-hours: 905-641-0971
info@lincoln.ca

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