A new petition has started asking City Council to reduce its propsed tax hike for 2017.
The petition can be found here and reads:
“We hurting citizens and taxpayers of Sault Ste. Marie are tired of getting fewer and fewer services while having to pay more and more property taxes.
The most recent and particularly bad example being the passing of the 2017 Budget with a massive 4.24% tax increase while cutting Saturday Landfill access, and cutting Yard Waste pickup during the summer, and reducing Summer Student employment, and eliminating $820,000 of Road Resurfacing, and reducing Seniors’ programming, and the elimination of our beautiful Boardwalk Millennium Fountain.
Fortunately there is a solution that City Council can employ using the Asset Management Fund (without taking money out of that fund) which will give us Saultites a smaller 3.43% 2017 Budget increase and have NO CUTS.
Yes, it’s true… Lower Taxes, and More Services
Please, City Council, pass the 3.43% No Cut 2017 Budget at the December 12, 2016 City Council Meeting”