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Wainfleet Approves 6% Tax Increase

April 10, 2019

By: Marie Cassidy

Wainfleet is taking the first step toward a sustainable financial future.

The township has approved it's budget for 2019 with a six per cent blended increase.

This means about $65 more a year, for each $100,000 of assessed property value.

Wainfleet was facing over $280,000 in debt and more than $100,000 was needed for critical infrastructure repairs.

Mayor Kevin Gibson says over $500,000 in new tax dollars would need to be collected to help the township turn the corner.

Gibson says this increase works out to a modest dollar a day per household.

He says it had to be done to keep Wainfleet the way they want it to be, and to protect the way of life for residents.