Council Approves Another Tax Increase 3.04%

Here is an article from the Milton Canadian Champion with a very brief summation of the budget committee meeting this past Monday at Milton Town Hall.  The meeting went on for over 4 hours and our initial goal was to be at 2.95% increase or lower but it went in the other direction. There were…

Why Saturday Transit in Milton Can Wait

As many of you will read in the Milton Canadian Champion, Town Council recently approved (yet to be ratified) a property tax increase of 3.04% urban and 3.05% rural for 2013.  This budget included many needed capital and operating projects that will help improve the quality of life in town. I can speak to those…

2013 Town of Milton Budget Online Now

Quick post to let you know the 2013 Budget for the Town of Milton is online right now. Here is the link for the staff report HERE. Here is the link for the full budget documents. Its a large file and 420 pages…so enjoy reading.  I’ll update more when I begin my analysis this evening. …

Budget Time Is Coming

Its that time of year again. No, not Halloween…thats over.  Not Christmas time either.  Its 2013 BUDGET TIME. Now these words normally spread fear in the hearts and minds (and therefore changes the sleeping patterns) of elected officials but its a very important time of the year.  If youve been reading the local papers, other…

2013 Budget Call Report – Possible 5.1% Increase

Milton 5.1% tax hike predicted From Milton Canadian Champion, Kim Arnott Milton property taxes could jump by as much as five per cent next year, as the Town grapples with issues that could put “unprecedented pressure” on both its capital and operating budgets. Along with inflationary pressures of more than three per cent, a staff report…

2nd Annual Budget Input Session

This coming Monday night will begin the process for receiving input on the 2013 Town of Milton Budget. It will take place at our council meeting this coming Monday May 28th at 7pm.  **UPDATE** Here are the links to the agenda and reports for Monday’s Budget Committee meeting and full Town Council meeting. http://www.milton.ca/MeetingDocuments/Council/agendas2012/BC01_May_28_2012.pdf http://www.milton.ca/MeetingDocuments/Council/agendas2012/CL06_May_28_2012.pdf…