SECOND INSTALLMENT DUE MAY 4, 2018
The amount of this installment is shown on the second stub of the bill mailed to you in February. If you did not receive a tax bill in February, please contact the tax department at 905-945-9634 for further information. Failure to receive a bill does not excuse the payment of taxes.
Payments can be made at most financial institutions or by telephone and internet banking. Installments can also be paid by postdated cheques provided the taxes are paid by the regular due dates. No credit card payments are accepted at Town Hall. Please visit our website at www.grimsby.ca for further details on credit card payments.
A night depository is available at the front entrance of Town Hall for cheque payments only.
Please ensure that your payment reaches us on or before the due date. The taxpayer is responsible for the late arrival of payment. Penalties of 1¼% are added on the first day of default and on the first day of each month following. Penalties cannot be waived.
- S. Gruninger, CPA, CGA
Director of Finance & Town Treasurer
The Town of Grimsby Council has approved in principle the 2018 municipal budget in the gross amount of $50,069,560. This represents an increase of 4.35% in the Town’s municipal levy, 4.4% in the sanitary sewer levy, and 4.1% in water expenditures. For a property with a median assessment of $352,000, the Town’s portion of property taxes will increase by $92 for the year and the average water bill will increase by $31. The average increase in the tax levy over the past six years has been 2.27%.
The levy will continue to sustain the high levels of municipal service provided to residents as well as incorporating the remainder of the operating costs of two new facilities - Southward Community Park and Fire Station 2. The continued investment in the Information Technology budget, including a new position for a Business Systems Analyst, will continue to ensure the Town maintains an effective, secure, and resilient internal network.
Highlights of the capital budget include the completion of the reconstruction of the North Service Road, rehabilitation of various roads and water mains, the expansion of the Operations Centre, several new parks in the west end, and improvements to the Peach King Centre and the Pump House pier.
The Town’s 2018 Consolidated Budget and 2018 Consolidated Budget Summary will be available shortly on the Town’s website at: www.grimsby.ca/Finance/Budgets. For more information or to provide any comments, please contact the Finance Department at 905-945-9634.
For more information about the watercourse conditions within the Niagara Peninsula and the eastern portions of the City of Hamilton and Haldimand County, please see the attached media release from the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, pdf April 16 2018 Watershed Conditions Statement Flood Outlook