Funds stalled for district plan

Lake Country holding off before attempting to make a decision on how to fund the $30 million Transportation For Tomorrow Plan

  • Dec. 6, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Kevin Parnell

Black Press

Lake Country council has decided to hold off for a week before attempting to make a decision on how to fund the $30 million Transportation For Tomorrow Plan.

Council met on Tuesday but couldn’t come to a consensus on how to fund the plan after looking at several options put forward by Lake Country municipal staff.

Staff had recommended council go ahead with a $100 parcel tax in 2016 followed by three subsequent years of tax hikes between 2.25 and 2.35 per cent.

With several other options on the table, council was not able to come to a decision and tabled the issue until a meeting Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

The Transportation For Tomorrow Plan meeting went so long, council also had to delay discussion on the preliminary 2016 budget and went right into its regular council meeting.

The preliminary budget is proposed a tax increase this year of 2.85 per cent.