As of now, the proposed 2023 budget for Grey Highlands means an increase of $141 in tax for the average householder. The public will have an opportunity to take a look at the full budget and ask their questions at a budget town hall - both in-person and virtual - on February 16, two weeks before the Special Council Budget Meeting.

This is a summary of budget items contained in the draft budget and not inclusive of all items. This list includes investments to operating and capital budget. Items are funded through a combination of reserves, the tax levy, grant funding, or Development Charges.

Transportation Services

  • Road Management Plan Update
  • Pedestrian Safety & Crossing Guard Review
  • Speed Display Signs
  • Rocklyn Depot Steel Roof Replacement
  • Fuel Management System
  • Asphalt Resurfacing - 4th Concession A
  • Microsurfacing - 8th Concession

Fire Services

  • Municipal Services Assistant
  • Bunker Gear
  • Hydrant Testing

Parks and Recreation

  • One Seasonal Arena Staff
  • Osprey Arena Hall Repairs
  • Markdale Arena and Hall Repairs
  • Kimberley Hall Façade and Roof Repairs

Environmental Services

  • Hazardous Waste Program
  • Water & Wastewater Master Servicing Plan
  • Waste Wizard and Collection Calendar
  • Public Utilities Summer Student
  • Markdale Waste Disposal Site Improvements


  • Climate Considerations
  • Markdale Library Refresh
  • Scattering Grounds for Cemetery
  • Saugeen Mobility and Regional Transit (SMART) 1 Year Contract Extension
  • Allocation of $1.6M for capital asset management from funds received after the sale of Talisman lands.

The current proposed tax increase is 7%

A 7% increase equates to $42 for every $100,000 of assessment. The average house in Grey Highlands is assessed at $305,908, which would be an increase of $141.

Upcoming Meetings:

February 16, 2023, at 6:00 pm - Budget Town Hall - Attend in-person or remotely

March 2, 2023, at 10:00 am - Special Council Budget

Send your budget comments or suggestions to [email protected] or [email protected]

The full minutes can be found on the Council Portal

Or watch the meeting on our YouTube at  //

 source: media release



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