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Simcoe County Council Passes 2019 Budget

Midhurst | by Ian MacLennan  

Two per cent tax hike works out to approximately $5.70 per $100,000 of property assessment.

Simcoe County Council has approved the $548 million budget for 2019.

Residents will see a two per cent increase on the County portion of their municipal property taxes or $5.70 per $100,000 of property assessment.

Some of the highlights include $73 million for paramedic services,  $88 million for social housing,  $60 million for long term care and seniors service,  as well as $46 million for waste management.

The tax increase does not apply to residents of Orillia or Barrie.

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