The municipal budget for 2011 was approved at a special council meeting last night.
The operational costs associated with running the District are budgeted at $17.8 million. In addition $9.6 million will be spent on capital projects throughout the community this year.
To generate the revenue to pay for these costs, residents will pay a 3.9 per cent municipal tax increase. Water rates will also rise by 4 per cent for the non-metered users as well as for the metered base rate. On agricultural properties the irrigation rate will increase by 2.7 per cent.