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Vernon City Hall, located at 3400 30th St. is the site of the 2013 budget meetings. The public is encouraged to attend.
February 14, 2014 - 10:19 AM

VERNON - The average Vernon home will be shelling out an extra $30 in taxes this year.

City of Vernon council approved the 2014 financial plan this week, which brings with it a 3.2 per cent tax increase. Of that, 1.9 per cent will go toward infrastructure upgrades and the remainder to the city’s operational costs.

Councillor Bob Spiers, normally a vocal critic of financial plans, is content with the increase.

"It's one of the best budgets I've seen in the six years I've been on council. It didn't contain any fat that I could find,” he says.

Last year’s budget involved a 3.9 per cent increase.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at, call (250)309-5230 or tweet @charhelston.

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