Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Windsor’s 2024 budget has been tabled with a 3.9 per cent municipal tax levy increase.
Mayor Drew Dilkens proposes a $1.9 billion 10-year capital budget inspired by a sharp growth forecast. This includes $206,895,000 in capital spending for 2024, a 24 per cent increase in annual capital spending from 2016 to present. The proposal includes:
- $569 million for roads
- $471 million for sewers
- $183 million for parks and recreation
Under new provincial legislation, council has 30 days to propose amendments to the 2024 proposed budget and the public will have two weeks to review the plan. Council will then hear delegations Jan. 22 and potentially schedule more meetings before the on the budget vote in early February.
“This proposed 2024 municipal budget for the City of Windsor is a delicate and responsible balance of compromises and investments that delivers a modest tax levy increase to the residents during inflationary times,” Dilkens said. “It maintains the continued delivery of municipal services and access to amenities while recognizing the need for future growth planning without jeopardizing our financial stability.
“Through this budget, we will continue to be forward-thinking and invest in infrastructure, economic development, affordability, safety, and quality of life as part of our continued commitment to building a resilient, thriving and inclusive Windsor for all.”