News

Enderby council finalizes tax hike

Enderby residents can’t avoid a tax hike.

Council adopted the 2014 budget Monday, including a 3.15 per cent tax increase or $56.09 for the average home.

“We have to be on the stringent side,” said Coun. Greg McCune of trying to balance the community’s need for services with the public’s ability to pay taxes.

The budget includes funding for reconstruction of Mill Avenue between Maud Street and George Street, reconstruction of Belvedere Street between Cliff Avenue and Mill Avenue, continued contributions to capital reserves to fund infrastructure renewal and position and support for the art gallery and new youth programs.

Other items are the purchase of a water tender truck for the fire department, the next phase of storm water upgrades to reduce flooding and community revitalization initiatives.

“It’s frustrating that everything costs so much these days,” said McCune.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
 
Pair bid Armstrong council adieu
 
Author of wartime novel visits Vernon
The 2015 Santa Claus Parade in Cranbrook
 
Student enrolment drops again at Terrace and area public schools
 
Finning employees make large donation to United Way
Nelson knotweed problem mapped
 
Nelson Chamber’s CP station renovation receives more funding
 
Demolition to begin soon to make way for Nelson Commons

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.