Tecumseh Council Approves Tax Increase for 2022

Tecumseh’s municipal levy will increase by 2.95 per cent, net of growth, to allow the Town to balance its 2022 budget.

The increase in the tax levy approved by Council on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, — as part of the 2022 budget — translates into $76 for the average residential property assessed at $250,000.

The three main themes of the budget are:

  • a return to normal, full-capacity operations after almost two years of interruptions by the pandemic;
  • implementing the first phase of an organizational review of the Town’s operations; and
  • ongoing reviews of operating processes and implementing related recommendations

2022 Business Plan & Budget

“This status quo budget allows us to refocus our energy and resources on enhancing our services to the residents and businesses of Tecumseh,” said Mayor Gary McNamara. “The Town has weathered almost two years of COVID-19 in good financial shape and with plans to improve flood protection, repair roads and increase recreation amenities. We also look forward to a community celebration of the Town’s centennial in 2022.”

The Town has budgeted total expenditures of $28.7 million for 2022.

Tecumseh’s assessment grew $250,000 due to new development last year, without which the Town would have had to increase its tax levy by another one per cent to cover expenditures budgeted for 2022.

Town of Tecumseh taxes comprise 54 per cent of a typical residential tax bill, with the remainder made up of the education and County of Essex tax levies.

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Tom Kitsos, Director Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer

519-735-2184, extension 125