2 Per Cent Tax Hike In Temiskaming Shores


The numbers have been crunched and Temiskaming Shores Council now has a pretty good idea about this years budget.

Mayor Carman Kidd tells 103-1 news they have kept the increase small.

” Yeah, we went through all the operational budget and we are running about a 16 million dollar budget.

We’ll sit down over the next couple of weeks and go over the capitol side and decide what we want to order for equipment and decide which capitol road projects we want to get done this year.

It’s a 2 per cent increase to the tax rate, so that will go into effect this year.

We also looked at our water and sewer rates and decided we had to put those up by 100 dollars per household so that will impact people as well.”

He says they are excited to learn about several infrastructure programs that will provide hundreds of thousands of dollars to local road and bridge repairs.