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Budget 2016

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The 2016 Municipal Budget for the Town of Paradise was unveiled during the regular public council meeting on December 15, 2015. The 2016 balanced operating budget of $35.6 million focused on lowering the residential mil rate while enhancing public services.

Budget Highlights:

  • a reduction in the residential mil rate from 7.4 to 6.8 
  • no changes to the commercial mil rate 
  • no change to the water and sewer rate
The major initiatives included in Budget 2016 are:
  • $8M for road work (Topsail Road, St. Thomas Line and Paradise Road Widening Projects)
  • $2.8M for operation of new Fire Hall
  • $2M for Automated Garbage Collection
  • $1.3M for new St. Thomas Line Community Centre
  • $1.2M for completion of Splash Pad, dog park, concession stand and other outdoor amenities
  • $120,000 for Metro Bus Service Pilot Project 

Budget 2016 Documents