Dysart et al residents can expect an increase in their 2018 tax bill.

Council had its second round of budget talks yesterday and a 1.5 per cent tax hike is being discussed.

That comes out to an increase of $3.93 per $100,000 of assessed value on a home in Dysart.

Mayor Murray Fearrey says a big reason the tax bump was kept under five per cent is because of growth in property values and phased in assessments which total four per cent.

Commercial property owners will see an increase of $5.82 per $100,000 of assessed value.

The budget could be finalized at March’s council meeting.