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Friday, February 9, 2018

Budget Set for 2018

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

Kincardine's Budget for 2018 is set, meaning a slight tax rate increase for rate payers.

Kincardine Council passed a bylaw earlier on February 7th that calls for a blended tax rate hike of 1.5%.
A blended tax rate is made up of the taxes you pay to the school board, Bruce County and the municipality.
On an average-assessed home of $244,000, it means an increase in taxes of about $44.
Mayor Anne Eadie says council made sure the water and sewer infrastructure was advanced in order to assure growth in the future.
She says it will also allow them to "Get started on the services need over Highway 21 for the future (Highways) 9-21 Business Park.
Eadie says for her personally, one of the highlights was the commitment of money to get drawings created a the new Whitney Crawford Community Centre and Library in Tiverton.
The cost will be close to $300,000 to get the plans ready for the 4.7-million-dollar project.

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