By Lindsey Stuckless
The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—The 2018 Municipal Study showed Haldimand County had the fourth strongest financial position of all 108 municipalities surveyed.
“Haldimand is the fourth highest in the entire survey in terms of overall financial position and has been trending up over the last three years. Your reserves are also in an excellent position,” said BMA Management Consultant Jim Bruzzese.
Bruzzese presented the yearly report at a Council in Committee meeting last month, discussing key indicators of demographics, population growth, and financial health. The report compared data from 108 participating municipalities representing over 86% of the province’s population.
Haldimand was also compared more specifically against nine municipalities with a similar geographic location or population.
Within this group was Brantford, Brant, Norfolk, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Kingston, Bellville, Sudbury, and Chatham Kent.