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  • Council tab for 2006 nearly $300K
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Mar 2007, p. 5     Close to $300,000 was spent on salaries and expenses for the Town's 11-member council in 2006. The Municipal Act 2001 requires the Finance Department submit each year a statement to council itemizing remuneration and expenses paid to council members and appointees to local boards and committees. ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Mar 2007, p. 5   Close to $300,000 was spent on salaries and expenses for the Town's 11-member council in 2006. The Municipal Act 2001 requires the Finance Department submit each year a statement to ...
  • OPINION 
Treading water in the budget pool
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 12 Jan 2007, p. 6     Editorial cartoon by Steve Nease. George Bush looking into open grave with Iraq tombstone, saying, "I've got it! If we just keep digging deeper, we'll come our sooner or later, right?"...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 12 Jan 2007, p. 6   Editorial cartoon by Steve Nease. George Bush looking into open grave with Iraq tombstone, saying, "I've got it! If we just keep digging deeper, we'll come our sooner or later, ...
  • Town proposes fat-free budgets for 2007
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 12 Jan 2007, 1, 11     Town Finance Director Ed DeSousa has told budget committee members that the proposed 2007 budgets contain few "extras". DeSousa said the 2 per cent base budget increase to the operating budget does not include any additional staffing, except what was approved by council in 2006, any additional ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 12 Jan 2007, 1, 11   Town Finance Director Ed DeSousa has told budget committee members that the proposed 2007 budgets contain few "extras". DeSousa said the 2 per cent base budget increase to the operating ...
  • Warm weather kind to Town's coffers
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Jan 2007, p. 3     Mother Nature was kind to the Public Works Department's budget in 2006. The mild weather over the last couple months, and early in 2006, has resulted in $177,000 savings to the snow-clearing budget. The surplus dollars will now go into tax stabilization, capital financing and repairs and ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Jan 2007, p. 3   Mother Nature was kind to the Public Works Department's budget in 2006. The mild weather over the last couple months, and early in 2006, has resulted in $177,000 savings to ...
  • `Creative' budgeting to reduce tax hike
    Newspaper  GAMBLE, CYNTHIA, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Sep 2006, 1, 9     `Creative' budgeting to reduce tax hike CYNTHIA GAMBLE Staff Writer A new method of budgeting, which Halton Hills Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Perlin describes as more transparent to taxpayers, will result in a decrease of 1 per cent on the Town's projected 2007 tax increase. At a special ...
    Newspaper  GAMBLE, CYNTHIA, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Sep 2006, 1, 9   `Creative' budgeting to reduce tax hike CYNTHIA GAMBLE Staff Writer A new method of budgeting, which Halton Hills Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Perlin describes as more transparent to taxpayers, will ...
  • Acton park $50,000 over budget
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Aug 2006, 1, 3     The Town will go ahead with building the Acton skateboard park, even though tenders came in $50,000 over budget. Council approved the tender award at last week's meeting. The park, named the 3 Musketears Skatepark, will be located on the northwest corner of the Acton Arena and Community Centre ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Aug 2006, 1, 3   The Town will go ahead with building the Acton skateboard park, even though tenders came in $50,000 over budget. Council approved the tender award at last week's meeting. The park, ...
  • ...and so does Halton Catholic board
    Newspaper  Mozell, Howard, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Jul 2006, p. 9     ...and so does Halton Catholic board HOWARD MOZELL Special to The IFP The Halton Catholic District School Board has approved its budget estimates for 2006/2007. At last week's board meeting, trustees voted in favour of the $222 million submission to the Ministry of Education. The operating ...
    Newspaper  Mozell, Howard, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Jul 2006, p. 9   ...and so does Halton Catholic board HOWARD MOZELL Special to The IFP The Halton Catholic District School Board has approved its budget estimates for 2006/2007. At last week's board meeting, ...
  • Public school board okays budgets...
    Newspaper  Whitnell, Tim, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Jul 2006, p. 9     Public school board okays budgets... TIM WHITNELL Special to The IFP The Halton District School Board passed its operating and capital budgets for 2006-07 with relative ease Monday. Eight of the 11 school board trustees were present for the special meeting and unanimously accepted board staff's ...
    Newspaper  Whitnell, Tim, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Jul 2006, p. 9   Public school board okays budgets... TIM WHITNELL Special to The IFP The Halton District School Board passed its operating and capital budgets for 2006-07 with relative ease Monday. Eight of ...
  • Region predicts 3.7% hike in taxes
    Newspaper  HENNESSEY, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Jul 2006, 1, 3     Region predicts 3.7% hike in taxes MELANIE HENNESSEY Special to The IFP A tax increase that could be quite similar to this year's is on the horizon for Halton residents in 2007. Region staff is forecasting a possible 3.7 per cent hike for next year, or an extra $45 for ...
    Newspaper  HENNESSEY, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Jul 2006, 1, 3   Region predicts 3.7% hike in taxes MELANIE HENNESSEY Special to The IFP A tax increase that could be quite similar to this year's is on the horizon for Halton residents ...
  • New library coming, but taxpayers will have to pay for it
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Feb 2006, 1, 5     New library coming, but taxpayers will have to pay for it There will be money in the town's coffers to build a new Georgetown library starting in 2008 but it means tax increases of about 5 per cent for the next five years. Halton Hills Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Perlin ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Feb 2006, 1, 5   New library coming, but taxpayers will have to pay for it There will be money in the town's coffers to build a new Georgetown library starting in 2008 but it ...
  • Cash from province slashes town tax hike-- by $4
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, p. 3     A last-minute windfall from the provincial government has dropped the 2006 tax hike from 5.1 per cent to 4.7 per cent. Halton Hills council approved the 2006 operating and capital budget and capital forecast at Monday's meeting. Late last week, the Town received word from the provincial government, ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, p. 3   A last-minute windfall from the provincial government has dropped the 2006 tax hike from 5.1 per cent to 4.7 per cent. Halton Hills council approved the 2006 operating and capital ...
  • Cash from province slashes town tax hike-- by $4
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, p. 3     A last-minute windfall from the provincial government has dropped the 2006 tax hike from 5.1 per cent to 4.7 per cent. Halton Hills council approved the 2006 operating and capital budget and capital forecast at Monday's meeting. Late last week, the Town received word from the provincial government, ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, p. 3   A last-minute windfall from the provincial government has dropped the 2006 tax hike from 5.1 per cent to 4.7 per cent. Halton Hills council approved the 2006 operating and capital ...
  • Budget committee approves 5.1 per cent tax hike
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 3 Feb 2006, 1, 3     Halton Hills taxpayers will have to reach into their wallets for $101 extra to pay for their Town and Region taxes in 2006. Halton Hills budget committee unanimously accepted a $20,509,200 operating budget, Tuesday night. That equates to a 5.1 per cent tax rate increase over last year's budget. ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 3 Feb 2006, 1, 3   Halton Hills taxpayers will have to reach into their wallets for $101 extra to pay for their Town and Region taxes in 2006. Halton Hills budget committee unanimously accepted a ...
  • New fire station at top of town's to-do list for this year
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Jan 2006, p. 12     Halton Hills budget committee approved a $10.4 million capital budget for 2006 at Tuesday meeting. The top four expenditures are: · $1.2 million for a Georgetown South satellite fire station-- location still to be determined · $1.1 million for pavement management projects (Acton roads in the Bower ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Jan 2006, p. 12   Halton Hills budget committee approved a $10.4 million capital budget for 2006 at Tuesday meeting. The top four expenditures are: · $1.2 million for a Georgetown South satellite fire station-- ...
  • Town budget discussions begin:  Soccer club donates $100,000 towards construction of new field
    Newspaper  Cynthia Gamble, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 18 Jan 2006, p. 3     The Acton Soccer Club kicked off the Town of Halton Hills' 2006 budget discussions on a good foot Monday night by announcing it was contributing $100,000 towards the construction of a soccer field in Acton. Club spokesperson, Ian Watson, told members of budget committee (all members of council), ...
    Newspaper  Cynthia Gamble, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 18 Jan 2006, p. 3   The Acton Soccer Club kicked off the Town of Halton Hills' 2006 budget discussions on a good foot Monday night by announcing it was contributing $100,000 towards the construction of ...
  • Taxpayers facing $50 hike from town
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Jan 2006, 1, 3     Before the slicing and dicing begins Monday night (Jan. 16), the Town of Halton Hills budget committee got its first look Tuesday at the 2006 operating budget calling for a $50 increase in taxes on homes assessed at $300,000Halton Hills Finance director Ed DeSousa presents the Town's 2006 operating ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Jan 2006, 1, 3   Before the slicing and dicing begins Monday night (Jan. 16), the Town of Halton Hills budget committee got its first look Tuesday at the 2006 operating budget calling for a ...
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