Vernon city hall hammers out 2016 tax increase

The rate is set at 3.4 per cent, down from the earlier projected 3.7 per cent.

Property taxes aren’t climbing has much as expected in Vernon.

After three days of discussions, Vernon council agreed Friday morning to increase 2016 taxes by 3.4 per cent, down from the earlier projected 3.7 per cent.

“I’m pretty pleased because we maintain services and we’re adding two new police officers. It’s a good balanced budget,” said Coun. Juliette Cunningham.

The 3.4 per cent increase consists of 1.5 per cent for operations and 1.9 per cent for infrastructure.

Budget bylaws will be before council for consideration Dec. 14.

Look for more in Sunday’s Morning Star.