Listen Live
HomeNewsZero per cent tax increase for a 4th straight year in Kapuskasing

Zero per cent tax increase for a 4th straight year in Kapuskasing

There is good news and bad news regarding this year’s municipal budget. Kapuskasing Town Council approved a zero per cent tax increase for a fourth year in a row. Administrator Guylain Baril says any changes will depend on the assessment of your home or property.

“A residential or commercial owner might see a change in their tax bill,” he said. “If the evaluation of their home has changed or the education tax has changed. That’s something we don’t control.”

Water bills are on the rise by two per cent — an increase of $2.75 a month. Sewer bills could go either way. Baril says town hall is in the fourth year of changing the sewage bills to how much water you use.

“For everyone it might be different because the evaluation of their homes are different and so is the water consumption,” he said. “The municipality is not getting more revenue from sewage bills just it’s being distributed differently.”

Town Council was able to put more than $184,000 into municipal reserves this year;  spend over $10 million on road projects; and buy new vehicles.

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Continue Reading