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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.

 

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