Strathcona County residents could be paying less taxes in 2018.
 
After the first budget meeting of the year, a decrease of 2.18 per cent could be on the way.
 
This would be the second year in a row taxes have gone downn (Strathcona County had a 2.15 per cent reduction in 2017).
 
"We had some surpluses in the last couple of years, so we're looking at areas we can maybe reduce the amount in the budget and take on a bit more of a risk," said Greg Yeomans, Strathcona County Chief Financial Officer.
 
If approved, it would save the average homeowner $40.82.
 
"The detailed budget deliberations will begin next week," added Yeomans.
 
The overall budget recommended to council is $359.9 million for 2018.
 

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