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  • Homeowners looking at $30 hike in Region taxes
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 17 Jan 2007, p. 9     Halton's 2007 budget received three preliminary stamps of approval lastweek, meaning local residents could be looking at a $30 tax increase this year. The document was endorsed by the trio of regional standing committees and will soon go before the budget committee and regional council for final ...
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 17 Jan 2007, p. 9   Halton's 2007 budget received three preliminary stamps of approval lastweek, meaning local residents could be looking at a $30 tax increase this year. The document was endorsed by the trio ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Savings from GTA pooling returned to municipalities
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Apr 2007, Section 1, p. 10     Savings from GTA pooling returned to municipalities cent of his constituents favoured using the money for a tax cut. But, Oakville Councillor Allan Elgar contendHalton's four municipalities just got a little ed that taxpayers want to see the money sent richer now that regional council has decided ...
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Apr 2007, Section 1, p. 10   Savings from GTA pooling returned to municipalities cent of his constituents favoured using the money for a tax cut. But, Oakville Councillor Allan Elgar contendHalton's four municipalities just got a ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Preliminary tax hike pegged at $107 per homeowner
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 18 Aug 2006, 1, 3     If nothing changes in the next five months-- and it likely will-- Halton Hills residents can look forward to an average $107 increase on their 2007 tax bills. Halton Hills budget committee-- which includes all members of council-- gave staff the go-ahead at a Wednesday meeting to begin preparing ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 18 Aug 2006, 1, 3   If nothing changes in the next five months-- and it likely will-- Halton Hills residents can look forward to an average $107 increase on their 2007 tax bills. Halton Hills ...
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  • Town considers 5.3 per cent tax hike
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Jan 2007, 1, 9     Town Work began last night (Tuesday) to reduce the proposed 5.3 per cent 2007 Town operating budget hike. Budget committee (all members of council) met to begin the three-week process to whittle down the staff-proposed $22.3 million operating budget, $14.2 million capital budget and $91 million ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Jan 2007, 1, 9   Town Work began last night (Tuesday) to reduce the proposed 5.3 per cent 2007 Town operating budget hike. Budget committee (all members of council) met to begin the three-week process ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Town considers 5.3 per cent tax hike
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Jan 2007, 9, 1     Town Work began last night (Tuesday) to reduce the proposed 5.3 per cent 2007 Town operating budget hike. Budget committee (all members of council) met to begin the three-week process to whittle down the staff-proposed $22.3 million operating budget, $14.2 million capital budget and $91 million ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Jan 2007, 9, 1   Town Work began last night (Tuesday) to reduce the proposed 5.3 per cent 2007 Town operating budget hike. Budget committee (all members of council) met to begin the three-week process ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Town tax hike of $50 approved
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Feb 2007, 1, 3, 4     Attempts to lower the 2007 Town tax increase failed to fly with the majority of the Halton Hills budget committee at the final budget debate meeting on Tuesday night. These included lowering the 2 per cent dedicated tax for the pavement management program by half a percentage point, hiring only ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Feb 2007, 1, 3, 4   Attempts to lower the 2007 Town tax increase failed to fly with the majority of the Halton Hills budget committee at the final budget debate meeting on Tuesday night. These ...
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  • Town budget a taxing time
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Feb 2007, p. 6     So, when it was all said and done, the nitpicking concluded and the haggling completed by local councillors, you-- the Halton Hills homeowner-- will be paying roughly $50 more this year on your property tax bill for Town services. Surely, you didn't think you'd be paying less. We've said it ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Feb 2007, p. 6   So, when it was all said and done, the nitpicking concluded and the haggling completed by local councillors, you-- the Halton Hills homeowner-- will be paying roughly $50 more this ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • 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 ...
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  • 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, ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Letters to the editor....Proposed 6 per cent tax hike concerns resident
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 1 Feb 2006, p. 6     Dear editor, t's that time again to wait and see how much council will increase our realty taxes for another year. This time it can be as high as 6%, since town finance director Ed DeSousa is demanding nearly another $2 million over and above last year's budget. I wonder ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 1 Feb 2006, p. 6   Dear editor, t's that time again to wait and see how much council will increase our realty taxes for another year. This time it can be as high as 6%, ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Letter to the editor...
Hornby resident pleased with work of town council
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Mar 2006, p. 7     Dear editor, I am writing you concerning the letter to the editor titled, Change in town council needed, as printed in your paper on Friday, February 24, by Mr. Jim Marshall, of Georgetown. I, too, am a longtime Georgetownian born and raised here and also proud to admit it. I ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Mar 2006, p. 7   Dear editor, I am writing you concerning the letter to the editor titled, Change in town council needed, as printed in your paper on Friday, February 24, by Mr. Jim ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • 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 ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • `Creative' budgeting to reduce tax hike
    Newspaper  GAMBLE, CYNTHIA, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Sep 2006, p. 1     `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, p. 1   `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 ...
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  • Where the Town will spend your money in 2007
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 7 Feb 2007, p. 3     Halton Hills council approved the 2007 Town's operating budget of $22,327,200 at Monday's meeting. Among the highlights were: Taxes will go up by $50 for the average household with a home assessed at $300,000 in 2007. ¬∑ That represents a 5.4 per cent increase over last year's budget. It includes ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 7 Feb 2007, p. 3   Halton Hills council approved the 2007 Town's operating budget of $22,327,200 at Monday's meeting. Among the highlights were: Taxes will go up by $50 for the average household with a ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Council happy to get more gas tax cash
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 11 Apr 2007, p. 10     Halton Hills council members lauded the recent federal government's decision to extend the gas tax transfer to municipalities by two years to 2013-14. The announcement was made during the unveiling of the federal budget last month. The Gas Tax Fund money will be used for municipal priorities ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 11 Apr 2007, p. 10   Halton Hills council members lauded the recent federal government's decision to extend the gas tax transfer to municipalities by two years to 2013-14. The announcement was made during the unveiling ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Editorial:  Oh no, a tax hike!
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 3 Feb 2006, p. 6     A collective groan can be heard throughout Halton Hills as readers read about the $51 increase on their tax bills this week. Added to the Region and school board tax bills, the average homeowner, with a house assessed at $300,000, will be paying $101 more in taxes compared to last ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 3 Feb 2006, p. 6   A collective groan can be heard throughout Halton Hills as readers read about the $51 increase on their tax bills this week. Added to the Region and school board tax ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Letters to the editor...Library tax impact not 5%
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 24 Feb 2006, p. 6     Dear editor, The Halton Hills Public Library Board is very thankful to Town council for the $8 million in the capital forecast to fund a larger, more modern library designed to meet the needs of Georgetown and the surrounding area. It is estimated that this $8M will build a library ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 24 Feb 2006, p. 6   Dear editor, The Halton Hills Public Library Board is very thankful to Town council for the $8 million in the capital forecast to fund a larger, more modern library designed ...
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  • Candidates' meeting gets off to raucus start
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 27 Oct 2006, 1, 7     Candidates' meeting gets off to raucus start LISA TALLYN Staff Writer A candidates' meeting nearly ended before really getting started Thursday morning when mayoral hopeful Rob Heaton refused to follow the rules set out by the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce. While Heaton answered a question on a ...
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 27 Oct 2006, 1, 7   Candidates' meeting gets off to raucus start LISA TALLYN Staff Writer A candidates' meeting nearly ended before really getting started Thursday morning when mayoral hopeful Rob Heaton refused to follow ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Region hits homeowners with $30 tax increase
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Jan 2007, 1, 5     Local residents will be digging a little deeper in their pockets this year now that regional council has approved its 2007 budget with a $30 tax increase. The budget and business plan-- which also includes a four per cent water and wastewater rate increase, or an extra $26.17 for the ...
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Jan 2007, 1, 5   Local residents will be digging a little deeper in their pockets this year now that regional council has approved its 2007 budget with a $30 tax increase. The budget and ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
  • Spend $$$ from pooling on roads: Region
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Apr 2007, 1, 5     Should the $6 million Halton expects to save on GTA pooling this year be given back to taxpayers or put into roads? That was the question of the hour at the Region's administration and finance committee Wednesday afternoon, with committee members ultimately endorsing a motion that calls for the ...
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Apr 2007, 1, 5   Should the $6 million Halton expects to save on GTA pooling this year be given back to taxpayers or put into roads? That was the question of the hour at ...
    Halton Hills Public Library
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