The 2023 budget totals $94.5 million in order to provide a broad range of services as set out in detail in the budget document.
$33.95 million of the total budget is raised through property taxation. The County’s 2023 property tax levy will increase by 4.8% or $1,525,428 from 2022, after allowing for assessment increases due to new development and growth. $633,700 or 2% of the 2022 tax levy, has been dedicated as additional funding for capital improvements to the County’s arterial road and bridge network.
The average residential property assessment in the County of Lennox and Addington in 2023 is $259,247 (2022 - $257,068). The County portion of the property taxes on this assessment in 2023 is $1,460.78 (an increase of $77.11 from 2022).
Some of the highlights of the 2023 budget include:
- Staffing enhancements at The John M Parrott Centre that will further augment our infection control capacity as well as helping to achieve our 4 hours of care and customer service excellence.
- $16.7 million for capital improvements to County Roads & Bridges, this will include the reconstruction of County Road 12 from Buttermilk Falls Road to Glenn Elm Road. In addition, 8.5 kms of hot mix paving and 15.9 kms of surface treated roads. The County will receive $1.42 million in federal gas tax funds and $1.3 from the Province to assist with the cost of road projects.
- $994,300 for capital repairs, equipment and furnishings for The John M. Parrott Centre and $658,600 for capital improvements to County-owned buildings.
- $1.4 million for capital improvements to Social Housing, including new construction in Stone Mills.
- $75,000 per year for a ten-year period (from 2019 to 2028) for the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation capital campaign.