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Barrington passes budget, rates remain unchanged

By Evan Taylor Apr 26, 2023 | 12:19 PM

An aerial view of Barrington harbour. Photo: Municipality of the District of Barrington.

The Municipality of the District of Barrington has announced the approval of its 2023/2024 municipal budgets at its Regular Council meeting held on April 25, 2023. The budget, which is one of the most important documents produced by the municipality, strives to maintain municipal services while also making the necessary investments to help meet future needs.

According to CAO Chris Frotten, both Council and staff worked hard to put together a document that will ensure the continuation of municipal services while addressing future requirements. The budget was developed based on relevant information such as the municipality’s strategic plan and priorities.

After careful deliberation, Council has set rates and developed future capital project plans. The budget will fund several projects this fiscal year, including a new recreation center, the construction of a new Community Health Centre, replacement of existing flooring, and the installation of new water sources and lights at various beaches.

The residential tax rate and commercial rate will remain the same, at $1.07 and $2.56 per $100 of assessment, respectively. The total expenditures for the municipality for the 2023-2024 fiscal year are budgeted at just under $21 million dollars. This includes approximately $2.1 million for policing and other protective services, $1.47 million for education, $11.1 million in capital investments and $1.46 million for solid waste collection and disposal.

Warden Eddie Nickerson emphasized that the budget represents responsible investments for municipal services that continue to meet the needs of residents. The plan emphasizes resident health, safety, and well-being, along with continued investment in assets, infrastructure, and economic development.


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