Your tax bill won’t be the only thing going up this year. The city also wants to increase water and sewer rates.
A day after tabling its draft budget, the city released a report asking to raise your quarterly bill by 9.2 per cent for 2016.
That means the average family of four would pay an extra $23 on their quarterly bill starting in April. That means an extra $69 in 2016.
Almost identical increases are planned for the next two years. The department is proposing an 8.9 per cent increase in 2017, or $100 for the year. In 2018, you would see a 7.4 per cent increase, or another $92 that year.
City administration says the money is needed for upgrades to water and sewage treatment plants.
Some of the money will also go into the general revenue fund to be used on road repairs.
The increase still needs to be approved by city council. The city’s water and waste committee will debate the idea at a meeting, Friday morning.