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Proposed tax levy increase now sits at 4.98 per cent

Meetings continue by councillors to trim the 2020 budget
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North Bay City Hall. Jeff Turl/ BayToday

It's a work in progress, but at least it's going in the right direction.

A couple of meetings this week have seen some of the service level changes included in the proposed 2020 budget that was tabled Tuesday, ruled out says Gord Young, Communications Officer.

The cuts include the Fire Life Safety Educator and Chief Innovation Officer and enhanced council training.

See: Councillor wants City to hire an 'innovation technology officer'

And: Councillors may get help with cellphone bills

And: Council to work at reducing 5.7 per cent tax levy on operating budget

The proposed tax levy increase now sits at 4.98 per cent, down from 5.7 per cent.

The next budget meeting is Tues. Nov. 12

The 2019 tax increase in North Bay of 5.86 per cent was the highest in northern Ontario.

Of the major northern centres: 

  • Northbay 5.86
  • Sudbury 3.6
  • Thunder Bay 2.95
  • Sault Ste Marie 2.59
  • Timmins 1.74

 Most other Ontario cities were also lower.

  • Huntsville  2.84
  • Barrie 2.88
  • Gravenhurst 2.3
  • Ottawa 3
  • Kingston 2.5
  • Whitby 1.9

 

 




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