Swift Current homeowners are facing a second straight double digit tax increase.
Council released its 2018 budget Monday and it shows a tax hike of 13.14 percent. It means the average residential property owner will be paying approximately 16.25 more a month.
In 2017, taxpayers saw an increase of just over 14 percent.
Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault says another double digit increase was necessary to help cover reduced provincial revenue and that is the fifth and final year of a financial strategy calling for a tax increase of at least six percent.
Despite the huge increase, Perrault maintains his city has the lowest property taxes in the province when it comes to cities.