March 11, 2017 Why Are Cramahe Taxes So High?

This document compares Northumberland Townships and Municipalities in terms of their population, taxes and mill rates.

2016 Residential Tax Comparison - Northumberland County

Budget Comparisons (Cramahe, Brighton, Alnwick/Haldimand)

The 1st budget report has been revised to make it easier to understand.  Over the next couple of weeks we will be providing analysis and comparison of 2017 budgets from three municipalities - Brighton, Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand.

1st 2017 Budget Report - Council (Updated March 2, 2017) UPDATED

2nd 2017 Budget Report - Brighton-Cramahe Chamber of Commerce

3rd 2017 Budget Report - $120,000 Subsidy 

So far one of the key observations is that on an assessed home value of $277,000, Cramahe taxes were $715.00 MORE per year than Alnwick/Haldimand and $626.42 MORE per year than Brighton.

February 13, 2017 - BCCC - Taxpayers are angry!

Please take the time to read an email sent to Brighton and Cramahe Councils on February 12, 2016, a response by Mayor Marc Coombs and response to Mayor Coombs. A plea to the citizens of Cramahe and Brighton. If you do not want to see your tax dollars wasted, please write to your Councillors.  

BCCC - Protest Emails to Brighton & Cramahe Councils 

2016 Budget/Levy Summary (Draft Working Papers)

 

2015 Budget 2016 Budget 2017 Budget
Expenses      
  General Government 1,325,363.00 1,667,913.00  
  Protection Services 1,350,614.00 1,211,502.36  
  Fire Services 498,898.00 426,713.48  
  Transportation Services 1,704,629.47 1,717,985.96  
  Environment 1,584,399.00 1,709,278.52  
  Recreation & Cultural Services 1,035,679.68 1,035,794.66  
  Facilities 283,184 172,250.00  
  Library 232,253.00 223,100.64  
  Planning & Development 213,402.00 231,769.58  
  Construction 731,300.00 406,300.00  
Total Expenses
8,959,722.15 8,802,608.20  
       
Revenues      
  General Government (1,131,768.00) (1,216,368.00)  
  Protection Services (72,928.00) (73,836.00)  
  Fire Services (73,000.00) (35,000.00)  
  Transportation Services (278,412.47) (233,873.01)  
  Environment (1,584,399.00) (1,709,278.52)  
  Recreation & Cultural Services (360,910.00) (276,952.58)  
  Facilities (141,892.00) (124,632.00)  
  Library (55,646.00) (37,403.00)  
  Planning & Development (22,120.00) (16,424.62)  
  Construction (325,000.00) 0.00  
Total Revenues
(4,046,075.47) (3,723,767.73)  
       
Overall Levy Requirement 4,913,646.68 5,078,840.47  
Increase (decrease) in Prior Year Levy ($)
139,807.95 165,193.79  
Increase (decrease) in Prior YearLevy (%)
2.929% 3.36%