Morinville has lowered their proposed tax hike. 
 
Earlier this year, a six per cent tax increase was proposed, the town has now dropped it to 0.7 per cent.
 
"The projects that administration brings forward are still going to have to be done. My fear is a ripple effect in the coming years," said councillor Nicole Boutestein. "At 0.7 per cent now, projects still have to be done and they're getting postponed to 2019, 2020 and then 2021 and again it just keeps going. I don't want to have something that's going to compound, so in two years we're stuck with a 10 per cent tax increase."
 
The total operational budget cuts are around $475,000. Boutestein doesn't think it will affect town service.
 
"We are hiring two new employees for public works and basically they are the hub to me for the service levels that most residents see like street cleaning and grass cutting."
 
Some of the more notable cuts from budget 2018 include $171,016 from the library's additional funding request and a $150,000 salt shed.
 
Residents with an assessed property value of $300,000 will see a yearly increase of about $20 per year.

 

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