Monday, March 21, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: A 1.23 per cent tax increase

Council gives final approval to 2016 operating and capital budgets
Council approves the 2016 operating and capital
budgets at the March 21, 2016 meeting at city hall.
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald

By Lisa Goudy

Residents' taxes are going up by 1.23 per cent.

At Monday's council meeting, the majority of council approved the 2016 operating and capital budgets. This increase will generate an additional $299,509 for the city's budgets. Also, $546,215 - the equivalent of 2.25 per cent of municipal taxation - will be allocated to the cast iron water main replacement program on an ongoing basis.

"There has been restructuring done," said Mayor Deb Higgins. "There's been a fair bit of shifting that's been done internally so that we can better focus our resources ... into the areas where residents of Moose Jaw will see the results."       
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