Morinville residents could be looking at another tax hike in 2019.
With massive projects underway like the $30.5 million rec centre, it only makes sense that taxes wouldn't go down. Town administration made their proposal to council on Tuesday (Oct.30), stating a three per cent tax increase is recommended.
"The numbers that I'm seeing so far I'm really excited about and that's with regards to capital costs to be funded primarily through grant programs and largely not affect property taxes," said mayor Barry Turner.
Budget 2019 includes over $16 million in operational costs. Last year, council reduced their proposed property tax hike by over five per cent.
Locals had the chance to hear administration presentations, public presentations and attend an open house in the evening.
"We had about 25 attendees, so we had a lot of time to go in depth with a lot of people that showed up," added Turner. "Understanding residents' perspectives helps out a lot when we go to debate the specifics of the budget."
Morinville Town Council gave first reading to the 2019 Operating Budget earlier this month (Oct.23), but the reading will have to be passed another two times before officially approved.

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