City returns cash to Vernon taxpayers

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VERNON - Vernon taxpayers are getting a few bucks back from the city.

During budget discussions, Vernon council decided to return $232,734 from a Regional District Hospital levy back to taxpayers. The handout equates to about $8.57 for the average-priced home, based on 2015 assessment rates, according to a media release from the city.

The return is all thanks to a reduction in the hospital levy through a planned offset of the funds received from the Regional District for the dissolution of the Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District, the city says.

Read more about the city’s financial plan here.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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