White Rock property-tax increase set

It's official – White Rock taxpayers will see their property taxes go up by 3.38 per cent this year.

Council voted unanimously (Coun. Bill Lawrence was absent) last week to adopt the Financial Plan (2013-2017) Bylaw that sets the rate.

The boost is higher than two figures – 2.8 and three per cent – that were recommended by staff in the months leading up to the Jan. 14 vote, but lower than the 3.94 per cent that was projected in the 2012-2016 financial plan.

The increase means the average single-family homeowner will see their property taxes jump by $93; the increase to strata properties will be $36.

The bylaw also includes increases to drainage and sanitary sewer user fees, as well as to Fraser Valley Regional Library and Epcor hydrant levies.

It received first, second and third reading on Dec. 17.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
Initial assessment finds mother unfit to stand trial: defence
Surrey murder victim identifed as Jaylen Sandhu, 17
Girl airlifted from Sunnyside as a precaution
Site C dam construction to start next summer
CP Holiday Train Puts on a Great show in Agassiz
Fire destroys house in rural Maple Ridge

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.