The Municipality of Port Hope Council approved the 2019 Operating and Capital budgets, ratifying the resolution well ahead of schedule and the first to do so in the County.
The budget process was conducted efficiently by the Finance Staff, and as a result, they were able to reach a consensus very early, right before the holidays, noted Mayor Bob Sanderson.
The proposed budget is a 1.9% levy requirement increase after growth, and includes large infrastructure projects including the Brown Street reconstruction as well as the construction of the Pemberton Road extension, which is the next step in the development of the Business Park.
The Budget Committee deliberated for two days in a publicly advertised, open meeting on December 10 and continued on December 13, to review and discuss the draft 2019 financial plan. The budget was also subject to a community consultation process and comments from the public were considered by Council prior to final approval.
Residents may review the 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets at porthope.ca/budget.