Residents of Highlands East will be paying higher taxes this year.

Homeowners will see an increase of $7.60 per $100,000 of assessed value, which also includes the county and education portions of the tax bill.

The 0.92 per cent increase from Highlands East will cover a levy of $5,538,642 for the municipality.

Mayor Dave Burton says council and staff did a great job in preparing the budget.

He says 30 per cent of the 2018 budget is devoted to road maintenance and upgrades.

Protection services, such as fire,  is the second biggest item in Highlands East’s budget, accounting for 17 per cent.