For the second year in a row, taxes will be going down in Strathcona County.
 
Residents will see a 2.18 per cent decrease.
 
“Thanks to the efforts of my colleagues on council, our administration and all county staff, our residents will see a tax decrease for a second year. This is unique in the region. It has been accomplished with no loss to service levels or infrastructure maintenance, and we believe it is sustainable going forward,” said Rod Frank, mayor of Strathcona County.
 
Budget 2018 will still support municipal operating needs and capital projects. It is estimated a single-family residential property assessed at $435,000 will see a decrease of $40.82 per year for municipal services.
 
Capital projects for next year include upgrades to the Kinsmen Leisure Centre, a new splash park in Ardrossan, modernization of County Hall and Phase II of the Multi-Purpose Agriculture Facility. 
 
The operating budget totals $359.9-million.

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