KINGSVILLE FINALIZES 2020 BUDGET

Posted On Tuesday February 11, 2020

KINGSVILLE ON, FEBRUARY 11, 2020:  The Town of Kingsville recently underwent budget deliberations and approved the 2020 budget. Council met on January 16, 2020, and January 29, 2020.

“Overall I am very pleased with the budget,” said Kingsville’s Director of Financial Services, Ryan McLeod. “This budget delivers on the Town’s strategic goals to increase funding for infrastructure renewal, enhances parks and recreational opportunities, while at the same time providing our residents with stable, predictable tax rates.”

A municipal tax rate increase of 1.4% was approved. When combined with the county and education rates, the overall tax rate increase is 0.5%.

Some of the approved 2020 capital projects include: replacement of Fire Engine 216, reconstruction of Jasperson Drive, reconstruction of Main Street West, a new playground at Millbrook Park, an E-send Project that will allow residents to receive their tax and water bills by email, the addition of Water Bottle Refill Stations at several Town facilities and parks, Floating Docks at the Cedar Island Boat Launch, and more.

“There was considerable thought and review that went into this year's budget and it showed,” stated Kingsville Mayor, Nelson Santos. “There are some monumental capital works set for this year that will serve as key infrastructure investments that will strengthen our communities across the municipality.”

Over the past six years, the Town has steadily increased its investment in infrastructure and other capital spending, and in 2020 it will invest $5M from current year taxation into capital projects that directly contribute to the long-term health of the Town and enhance the quality of life of its residents.

The full municipal budget is available on the Town’s website at www.kingsville.ca.

MORE INFORMATION

Ryan McLeod, Director of Financial Services

The Corporation of the Town of Kingsville

519-733-2305 extension 231

rmcleod@kingsville.ca