Taxes may be levied 3.08 per cent

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At City Council tonight a report from the CAO (pictured) suggested a levy in taxes of 3.08 per cent.

This was based on numbers looked at like the Consumer Price Index, growth or lack of growth in the community, and Harvard and other thinktanks.

This is not what is the actual tax levy because that has to be approved by council first.

The report also showed a negative growth in the city by 1.38 per cent.

There is currently at tax gap of over $3-Million.

WSIB payments due to cancer and other work related ailments in the community have amounted to $2.5 Million also in the report.

Councillor Ross Romano commented that the city residents have felt taxed enough and that our commercial taxes are some of the highest in the province.

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  1. The things that strike me here: increase of taxes, but decrease in services eg. bussing, daycare, fire, etc.
    The exaggeration of the tax gap being over $3 million——-I would say it’s over $20+ million
    The third thing is: “WSIB payments due to cancer and other work related ailments in the community have amounted to $2.5 Million” Are you blaming people for getting hurt or sick? Are you not protecting your workers? Just wondering why we are going to be paying more exactly? Transparency is the word! Come on City Council. Speak up.

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