Moved and seconded that staff be directed to increase taxes collected by 9% as presented in budget scenario #2. This equate to a $47.51 increase of the municipal portion of an average residential home tax in 2018….
Moved and seconded that staff develop a policy for the continuation of tax increases to fund anticipated RCMP costs…. and
Moved and seconded that staff be directed to develop a reserve to allocate 50% of non-market increases in revenue to be held for any RCMP major crime incident in the future.
Budget Scenari0 #2:
This scenario outlined by Councilor Mattes, where there would be a 9% increase annually and the funds would be used towards the various capital projects over the next five (5) years.
This money will be allocated solely to capital projects. In the year 2022 we will shift that amount that has been going to the capital projects and allocate it to the expected policing costs.
It is acknowledge that in 2022 or whenever the population increases to the trigger point of 5000 persons. Capital expenses will be determined by council as a new expense. (meaning another increase in taxation).
The point of the accepted motions is that people here today will not pay for an expense anticipated but for actual road, sidewalk and other general capital items.