– Howick approves 2023 budget

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.

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