Your property tax bill from the city may be bigger than you were expecting.
They were mailed out this week, with that 2.33 per cent property tax hike promised by City Hall.
But some people with reassessed home values are finding their bills a lot higher than that.
City Councillor Marty Morantz says past tax freezes have caught up to us.
“We lived through 14 years of tax cuts and freezes, and really, what we have to show for it are crumbling roads and infrastructure.”
Winnipeggers definitely want those crumbling roads to be patched up, and Morantz reminds us that these things don’t come cheap.
“That is the number one thing we hear on a daily basis, ‘Fix the potholes. Fix the roads.’ And that’s the goal of this budget.”
Higher school taxes are also contributing to bigger hits to your wallet, but Morantz says you can’t pin that on City Hall.
“As a city, we really don’t have control over, in some cases, what is more than half of your property tax bill.”
Morantz says you can thank your school division for those numbers. He also confirms most of the tax money will go towards fixing roads and the rapid transit project.