Huron County has passed their budget levy.
County Treasurer Michael Blumhagen presented council with two scenarios of a 5 per cent or 4.06 per cent increase.
Capital projects are the big difference between the two figures.
However, council approved a 4.33 per cent increase.
Blumhagen explains the increase is the 4.06 per cent but with 100-thousand added to go to the Clean Water Project.
He says overall levy is $39-million.
Blumhagen says he does not have the exact figures for the 4.33 per cent, but expects ratepayers will pay about four dollars more for an existing residential assessment of $191-thousand.
However, farm owners will see a $142 increase.
Blumhagen says the International Plowing Match in Huron County in 2017 was a big factor in this years budget.
He says there is about $500-thousand in county costs that go to support the county exhibit and other work.
Staff will prepare a by-law to bring back to council in March for final approval.