Swift Current ratepayers facing a modest 2.9 per cent tax increase
Council approved a capital budget increase of 1.6 per cent and an operating budget increase of 1.3 per cent
Swift Current ratepayers are facing a 2.9 per cent tax increase for 2019 after Swift Current City Council approved their 2019 budget at their Dec. 17 meeting.
The 2.9 per cent increase translates to a $49 per year tax increase, or $4.07 per month. The 2019 budget is forecasting $63,497,980 in total revenue compared to the 2018 forecast of $61,875,268.
Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault said the budget contains a necessary series of investments and upgrades which is achievable with just a 2.9 per cent increase in taxes.