Kamloops council settles on 2.08 per cent tax hike

By James Peters
February 27, 2018 - 11:47am Updated: February 27, 2018 - 5:28pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops council completed consideration of staff's supplemental budget requests this morning, closing the book on the bulk of their budget preparation work for 2018.

With all requests considered, the average tax increase this year will be 2.08 per cent, which is in the neighbourhood of $43 for the average household.

Among the bigger ticket items approved by council this morning was a suite of improvements for the Westsyde Pool facility, at about $1.3 million.

Mayor Ken Christian says this is the logical conclusion to efforts to improve the facility that began four years ago.

"From my perspective the decision was to have been made way back when when we decided are we going to go with a pool or not? We decided to go with that and since we've made that decision in my opinion we have to complete the project."

Council will still need to finalize the budget and tax rate in spring.

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