Early ND numbers see 4.19% levy hike

by Matthew Uhrig
Press staff

WINCHESTER – The early numbers are in for the Township of North Dundas’ 2015 budget allotments, with the indication being more slashing could be done when council reconvenes in the new year to crunch the numbers further.

At the close of Wed., Dec. 10’s meeting, the municipality was sitting with an unofficial levy increase of 4.19 per cent, with an expenditure plan of $10.8 million.

Comparatively, township number crunchers expect just $5.3 million in revenues in the coming year. Anticipated taxation of $5.6 million would then make up the difference.

Overall, it is a $223,397 increase, at the draft stage, from 2014 to 2015.

Politicians and department heads will continue to work the numbers in the next few weeks before further changes are made. Further budgetary discussion is planned for North Dundas’ Tues., Jan. 13, 2015 council meeting.

Highlights of the draft budget include: a public works spending plan of $4.2 million, recreation expenditure totalling $2.5 million, and $7.6 million for the North Dundas Fire Department, split between four detachments.

See the Wed., Dec. 24 edition of the Winchester Press for further budget breakdowns.

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