With municipalities across Haliburton County passing their budgets soon, Dysart Reeve Murray Fearrey is giving BIA committee members an idea of what they can expect from this year’s budget. He was at their annual general meeting this week to talk about what the municipality is looking at.

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Fearrey explains the biggest item causing the increase is the new OPP billing costs. He says they have to work to balance between what they need to do and what people can afford. At the same time, Fearrey explains one of the hardest things to account for:

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The percentage increase isn’t final yet, because it all depends on how much the education tax rate will increase. Fearrey explains the struggle council members are facing:

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The education tax rate was set to be released already so council members are expecting to hear the news any day now. Dysart is hoping to have their budget passed in March.