HE council passes 2018 budget
By Chad Ingram
Published March 13, 2018
The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 7 meeting of Highlands East council.
Councillors passed the 2018 budget, which contains nearly $10 million in total spending. Approximately $5.5 million will be derived from property taxation. That represents a tax levy increase of 2.43 per cent over the 2017 levy, and amounts to a tax rate increase of 0.92 per cent. Coupled with the tax rate increase at the upper tier, county level (2.91 per cent) and the education tax, this equates to an increase of $7.60 per every $100,000 of residential assessment.
approved their remuneration for 2017. Mayor Dave Burton was paid just
more than $24,200 and had $850 in mileage and other expenses for a
total of just more than $25,000.
Deputy Mayor Suzanne Partridge was paid just more than $19,000 and had some $3,000 in mileage and other expenses for a total of just less than $23,000.
Councillors Cec Ryall, Joan Barton and Cam MacKenzie were each paid $16,360 and with mileage and other expenses had totals of approximately $18,400, $17,700 and $18,500, respectively.