Clearview budget goes up for public comment

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Clearview treasurer Edward Henley will present the 2018-2022 budget at a Nov. 13 public meeting.

The total $51.8 million proposed budget includes $27.5 million in operating expenses and $24.3 million in capital spending and represents an estimated net residential tax increase of 1.76 per cent for 2018.

The residential tax rate increase includes an estimated municipal tax levy increase of 3.44 per cent, including a 0.26 per cent decrease in police costs, an estimated Simcoe County tax levy increase of 1.00 per cent, an estimated 1 per cent increase in the county levy and an estimated school board decrease of 1.00 per cent.

The average home assessed at $284,667 would pay $3,181 in taxes.

The Nov. 13 budget meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at town hall, located at 217 Gideon St., in Stayner.

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