Carleton Place ratepayers giving 2.9% more in 2019

CARLETON PLACE – The 2019 budget was approved on Tuesday night (March 12) with taxpayers facing a 2.9 per cent tax levy increase.

Major capital projects include the Central Bridge, a pavilion in Carleton Junction Park for concerts and events, numerous construction projects such as High Street from Moffatt Street to Joseph Street, Antrim Street from Franktown Road to Park Avenue, Queen Street from Nelson Street to Mary Street, water and sewer projects including the Gillies Bridge Watermain, upgrading the pumping station on Bridge Street and new SCADA monitoring equipment for the town’s waste water treatment plant and a new street sweeper.

“There are some new and exciting things planned for 2019 including celebrations relating to the 200th Anniversary, a splash pad at Carambeck Community Centre, parks in both Miller’s Crossing and Carleton Landing North subdivisions, a pump track at Carleton Junction, and the renovation of existing and construction of new arena dressing rooms,” town council released in a statement today (March 14).

Budget documents are available on the town’s website.