April 11, 2023 at 5:00 am
Howick Township Council has finalized its budget for this year.
Reeve Doug Harding said the council considered three options before deciding on a 5.478 per cent tax increase, which he said represented a 7.01 per cent increase in the levy.
That means average home prices in Howick Township will rise by about $95 this year, Harding said. Harding added that they will draw some money from reserves this year.
“It could be somewhere around $900,000, depending on whether we do those projects this year. We have a project that we’re not sure if anyone will be involved with this year,” Harding shared.
They also planned some purchases that would be spread over a year, Harding added, saying the increase was higher than he expected, but it was a realistic balance under the circumstances.