Budget gets go-ahead from North Okanagan politicians
The Regional District of North Okanagan's budget has grown slightly.
On Wednesday, directors adopted the 2013 budget, which will see the overall tax requisition climb by $251,000 or 1.28 per cent.
"You can always do better but it's pretty well done," said chairperson Patrick Nicol of the process that developed the budget.
Each community is requisitioned taxes based on services it receives from RDNO, and that varies.
In fact, the budget impact can change from neighbourhood to neighbourhood depending on what services are in place such as street lights and recycling.
Some functions have decreased their tax requisitions or held the line while others have jumped.
"The largest increase is transit and that relates to the second bus to the University of B.C. Okanagan," said David Sewell, general manager of finance.
The budget for Greater Vernon parks and recreation is up 1.8 per cent.
"There are inflationary pressures there," said Sewell.