The Mill rate won’t be going up as much as originally thought, but it is still on the rise.
City council whiddled down a potential 4.86% mill rate increase to what is now 4.34%
Mayor Michael Fougere says he’s glad with how the process worked out.
“We did a lot of work tonight, (I’m) relieved we finished the budget and I think we did a great job of listening to tax payers to reduce the mill rate but also continue on with a steady, as-you go budget, a no-frills budget,” Fougere says. “I’m very pleased with where we got to, very very pleased.”
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When asked about the lack of funding for fighting homelessness in this budget, Fougere says there has been Millions of dollars invested already, and more money to come.
“We are very much involved in affordable housing throughout the city. We have invested $60,000 in a consultant’s report that will have a plan by September on Functional Zero,” Fougere says. “I’m very proud of that process because the entire community is behind that process.”
Fougere also says 2.99% of the increase is due to the lack of funding from the provincial government.