News Algonquin Highlands puts finishing touches on 2018 budget SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Friday, Mar. 2nd, 2018 Algonquin Highlands Mayor Carol Moffatt addresses council. March 2, 2018. Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton. 93.5 Moose FM/Vista Radio Algonquin Highlands residents will be spending more money on taxes this year. Council had its final budget review this morning and homeowners will be seeing an increase of $3.40 per $100,000 of assessed value. The 2018 levy is just under $5 million and according to the treasurer’s report, over 50 per cent of that is due to a rise in O.P.P. costs. There was an increase in the final draft over the second one of $8,700 to cover the minimum wage increase. Council will pass a bylaw later this month to make the budget official.