Moose Jaw council has finalized its city budget.
Taxpayers are seeing a rate hike of 6.4 percent. That is being added on to a water hike of nine percent and a six percent increase in sewer rates.
It means the average homeowner in the city will pay around $82 more a year on their property tax bill with the utility rate increases meaning close to $96 dollars a year.
Mayor Fraser Tolmie says this is not the city’s fault, but the province’s fault because of budget cuts made by the Saskatchewan Party.