Mount Pearl Deputy Mayor Jim Locke, who is also chairman of the city’s corporate services committee, delivered the city’s 2012 budget Tuesday. Like both St. John’s and Conception Bay South, property and business taxes stayed the same, but the water rate has gone up. In Mount Pearl’s case, residents will pay $50 more a year for water. — Photo by Dave Bartlett, The Telegram
The City of Mount Pearl has just announced it is reducing property tax by more than two mills.
While deputy mayor Jim Locke said the cost of regional services and wages, including mandatory payroll costs, continue to rise, council is able to maintain services and keep property taxes down.
See tomorrow's Telegram for more details.