| May 29, 2008

Feature Article - May 29, 2008

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Feature Article - May 29, 2008 Addington Highlands Council

AH tax rate up 3%

Members of Addington Highlands’ Council had to go back to the budgeting drawing board at the last minute a couple of weeks ago when they realised they needed to purchase a compactor for their waste disposal sites this year, and budget for the operator to run it.

In the end the overall tax rate in the township, including the county and education rates, is up by 3%.

A residential ratepayer in Addington Highlands who owns a house that is assessed at $150,000 by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, will pay $2,103 in property tax this year.

“We did pretty well, I think, to keep the tax rate from going up too much, but waste management and other costs are mandated, so there was an increase,” said Reeve Henry Hogg about the budget.

Among other causes of the overall increase was a decision by the County of Lennox and Addington to put a 1% levy onto the county rate to support three hospitals and the Pine Meadow Nursing Home.

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