Minden Hills ratepayers can expect an increase in their tax bill.

The increase in the levy to cover the shortfall is at 8.61 per cent, which comes out to a jump of approximately $42 on a home assessed at $250,000.

This is lower than the levy in the second round of budget talks, which was at 9.73 per cent.

According to a budget report, 82 per cent of the increase is due to more spending in the roads and landfill departments.

Mayor Brent Devolin says this term of council has been playing catch up in terms of getting the township’s roads up to par.

Click here to see a copy of the budget report.