No tax increase in Leduc County interim budget

With Leduc County’s 2017 interim budget approved, ratepayers will not see any increase in their taxes...

Leduc County mayor John Whaley

With Leduc County’s 2017 interim budget approved, ratepayers will not see any increase in their taxes said the municipality’s top elected official.

Mayor John Whaley feels it was important to council and Leduc County that services and supports were kept at the same level without a tax hike.

“With the state of the economy and the hardships many are facing in the region, it’s imperative that we offer what support we can; keeping our taxes consistent will help provide this support,” said Whaley in a press statement.

The interim budget was approved Dec. 7, with an operating budget of $38.5 million and a capital of $5.3 million, both from municipal tax dollars.

“Leduc County’s administration did a fantastic job with the 2017 interim budget. They met council’s expectations and kept the budget at a zero per cent increase,” said Whaley.

The county’s final approval of the budget and tax rate will be set in May, 2017.