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Welland Council Approves 2019 Budgets

Feb 22, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

Welland City Council has approved their capital and operating budgets for 2019.

It includes $24 million in capital spending.

A big project on the horizon is the construction of a Fire Hall Headquarters and Training Centre on East Main Street. It comes with a price tag of $6 million

The City is also planning on spending $1.4 million on new transit buses and $1.27 million on sidewalk improvements.

Council has also approved a 3.64 percent increase to all property tax classes. This means the average residential property valued at $216,353 could be in for an increase of $59 when compared to last year.

Council will discuss their water and wastewater budgets at their meeting on March 5th.