A 2.5 per cent increase is coming to Dysart residents this year. Budget approval happened at yesterday’s council meeting where councilors also agreed to go into debt by borrowing 1.4 million dollars for a few projects.

After last year’s harsh winter and a few storms that caused damage last summer, the municipality had to put forward a lot of money. Reeve Murray Fearrey said borrowing this money will make it so they can put some of that money back and still fund this year’s projects.

The approval means a 2.5 per cent increase in residential taxes.