West Nipissing, the budget has passed, and your taxes are up

West Nipissing, the budget has passed, and your taxes are up

West Nipissing council passed the 2022 budget with a tax levy increase of 1.00 percent, lower than council had anticipated in March. “This represents an increase to the average homeowner of $19 annually,” Alisa Craddock, the municipality’s treasurer explained. She mentioned that “significant increases in insurance costs and continued COVID related costs” increased anticipated spending. However, those increased costs have been “partially mitigated this year through a transfer of prior year surpluses,” which kept the increase to taxes low. Overall, the municipality expects $30,866,388 in total revenues. $18,664,053 of this revenue comes from the municipal tax levy. As for costs, expenses were originally anticipated to hover around $27 million. However, as those costs increased for reasons out of council’s hands, that line was revised to $36,065,388. To cover the difference, …
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