Treasurer Lyn Brown reported the total budget is 13.7 million dollars up slightly from just over 13.6 million last year. The Special Services Levy has decreased from 654 dollars to 395 this year due to a lower population that allows for a change from a federal to a provincial RCMP contract.
The total mill rate for residential is 48.61mills up 12.86 percent from last year and commercial 58.38 mills up 10.48 percent. It was noted the Flin Flon School Division represents 44 percent of the total mill rate. A home assessed at 50 thousand dollars will see a decrease in taxes of 134 dollars while a home assessed at 200 thousand dollars will see an increase of 239 dollars. Mayor Cal Huntley pointed out the special services levy went down so they couldn’t balance the property tax change which they could have done if the province allowed them to use a base tax.
Larger expenditures this year include upgrades and renovations to the Public Works bus garage, major repairs to the Whitney Forum, critical utility upgrades as well as work on ball diamonds, City Hall, Aqua Centre, playgrounds and parks.