Arnprior gives thumbs up to small tax hike

0 Work set to begin on major downtown revitalization project
February 24, 2016 at 8:01 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

The Town of Arnprior has approved a tax hike of less than 1% and are moving forward on major work to improve the downtown core.

Following two nights of budget deliberations last week, councillors agreed to a 0.75% municipal tax rate increase which translates in $3.64 per month or $43.62 a year for the average home assessed at $222,250.

The Town is working on a “pay-as-you-go” principle for this budget in an attempt to avoid taking on any long-term debt, as well as, paying down the existing debt putting money into reserves and investing in infrastructure.

Among the highlights of this year’s budget will be almost $6 million put into revitalization of the downtown and almost $1.5 million into watermain and sewer work on Havey and Daniel streets.

Major budget highlights include:

 $5,981,000 – Downtown Revitalization Phase 2

 $100,000 – Rolling Road Rehab – Sidewalks and Roads

 $110,000 – Pump Stations 2 & 4 Upgrades

 $935,000 – Havey St. Watermain Replacement, Sanitary Sewer & Road Reconstruction

 $515,000 – Daniel St. Watermain Replacement Phase 1

 $422,000 – Lead Treatment System Upgrades Phase 1

 $125,000 – Ice Chiller Replacement Nick Smith Center

 $125,000 – Olympia Park – New Park

 $59,000 – Waterfront Development Feasibility Study

 $44,000 – Fire Department Equipment Replacement

 $110,000 – Town Hall Accessibility Improvements

 $59,000 – Nick Smith Center Accessibility Improvements

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