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Springwater looking at proposed 1.8% tax increase

Council members will now discuss the budget at special meetings in the coming weeks; It is expected to be passed on Dec. 16
2018-07-27 Springwater Twp 3 RB
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Springwater Township council has had a closer look at the draft budget for 2021 and it contains a proposed 1.8 per cent increase on property taxes for the municipality's portion.

When combined with the County of Simcoe and education rates – which are expected to remain neutral, according to township officials – the blended tax increase is estimated at 0.87 per cent.

There are 12 program changes being proposed, which would have an additional net tax levy impact of almost $474,000 — or 3.03 per cent.

The township's budget will be deliberated at special meetings scheduled for Nov. 23, 25 and 30, as well as Dec. 7 and 9.

It is anticipated that the final budget will be approved at the Dec. 16 council meeting.

The meetings will be live streamed online at

For more information on the 2021 budget, click here.