Taxes in Morinville will be going up slightly this year.
 
Council approved an increase of 0.96 per cent, or roughly $20 in taxes on an assessed property value of $300,000.
 
"Initially when we were talking budget we were looking at a six percent," said mayor Barry Turner.
 
The town of just under 10,000 does plan on reviewing their tax strategy before the 2019 budget process.
 
"There's two schools of thought. 'Should we have provided an additional increase to kind of lessen the shock for the future years? Or do we just increase taxes when the funds are actually needed?,'" added Turner.
 
Morinville's new rec complex is expected to open their doors this fall, which could have a large impact on tax rates.
 
Some of the notable cuts from budget 2018 include $171,016 from the library's additional funding request and a $150,000 salt shed.
 

 

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