Late in the year but Council approves the collection schedule for the taxes that are levied. You may not see numbers like this for awhile

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By Staff May 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington City Council Monday evening approved the 2020 Tax Levy Bylaw. The bylaw allows the City to […]

City treasurer does a masterful juggling act keeping the city solvent - municipalities cannot run a deficiit

Joan Ford, the city's Director of Finance knows where every dollar comes from and where every dollar gets spent.

By Pepper Parr May 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Joan Ford, the Director of Finance for the city got dealt a bad hand and now […]

The city is in decent shape for the next three months; pretty good for another three months - after that - no one is prepared to comment

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By Staff April 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Senior City staff provided an update on the financial impacts of COVID-19 to a city council that […]

Three month work plan goes before council on Monday - it could prove to be very expensive


By Pepper Parr April 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council will learn from city staff what they expect the financial impacts of COVID-19 will […]

City records a surplus in the 2019 budget; they call that a favourable variance - most of the upside came from investments

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By Pepper Parr April 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We are not likely to see numbers like these in the 2020 financials – linger over […]

Council learns how to hold public meetings via the internet using webcasts that don't, as yet, have any room for public participation. We do learn that taxes are due in April

By Pepper Parr March 26th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   After completing two Special Meetings of City Council electronically the public is advised that meetings for […]

There is a link between the Hydro need for a bigger line of credit and the wave break being built for the LaSalle Park Marina

Moving electricity seems to be a task they can do well enough - using the telephone appears to be a skill set that needs development.

By Pepper Parr March 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City council will be meeting this afternoon for two Special Council meetings that will be held […]

City manager putting in 15 hour days as he maneuvers around a very dynamic changing COVID19 crisis

Tim Commisso - finger up hard eyes

By Pepper Parr March 18, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   How do you run a city when what you think what was going to be possible […]

Regions to issue debentures for $17 million - $10 million will be for Burlington.

2018 Regional Council

By Staff Feb 25th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There was an item in a recent Regional Council agenda. It was the passing of a bylaw […]

City hall Customer Relationships software isn't doing what is was expected to do -neither are the people hired to make it work.

Commisso stare

By Pepper Parr February 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is much more background in a report from the Audit committee that will be going […]

Is Councillor Bentivegna stuck in a Rodney Dangerfield warp; he just can't get any respect.

Angelo - not getting it -deferal

By Pepper Parr January 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Councillor Angelo Bentivegna just might have caught a break. While Council was going through some of […]

City is in good financial shape - but not quite as good as it was in 2018; something this council will want to keep in mind.

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By Pepper Parr December 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The city has to contend with the reality of the market – the bank rate (the […]

City provides additional detail on the 2020 budget - for a house assessed at $500,000 the tax increase would be $96.70

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By Staff December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Taxes to keep the city operating. City hall released the following: City tax increase of 3.99% The […]

Council was half an hour short of approving a budget Monday night.

Mayor with Civic bling

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Meed Ward, sporting her civic “bling” ran a tight council meeting – was challenged twice […]

Tax increase still at 3.99%; Mayor wants to keep it there - couple of Councillors seem prepared to let it rise - even if just a bit.

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By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor is rock solid on holding the budget increase to 3.99% over last year’s 2.99% […]

Working towards a 4% tax increase - some expensive ideas being floated.

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By Pepper Parr December 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   On Tuesday and Thursday of this week council is going to go through documents and approve […]

Council members get a chance to promote their pet projects - some want to spend spend, others want to save.

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By Pepper Parr December 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council will meet today and Thursday to crunch the budget numbers and deliver a budget […]

Councillor Sharman: So, what should we do, you might ask? He doesn't like the look of the numbers.

Burlington Transit getting new buses - to deliver less service.

By Pepper Parr November 21st, 2019 Burlington, ON   There is one thing you can be absolutely certain about with the current city council: when […]

Mayor listens to a report that kept adding dollars to the budget she and her council were going to have to pass in a couple of months: she wanted staff to plan and act at the same time.

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By Pepper Parr November 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The 2018-2022 Vision to Focus Financial Plan is complex, expensive and a different approach for Burlington. […]

Falling snow took precedence over fallen leaves.

Snow plows in tandem

By Staff November 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Leaf collection has been suspended until the snow has been cleared. Schedule adjustments, if any, will be […]

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