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Essa council approves 2019 budget with combined 5.5 per cent tax hike

Posted February 26, 2019

Essa Township will tap its ratepayers for $6.88 million to finance a 2019 budget of $11,688,115, pushing the average tax bill to $865 for local purposes, an increase of approximately $36 on a home with an assessed value of $360k.

The first budget of the new term led by Mayor Sandie Macdonald includes a 2.5 per cent general levy hike, and an additional three per cent increase dedicated to an Infrastructure Renewal Reserve. It's the largest tax hike since 12 per cent in 2016.

The 2019 levy equates to about $10 per $100,000 of assessment, not including County and education taxes.

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by Tony Veltri