So here we go. Another $300 per year in utility fees because we are using our MSI fund reserves for pet projects now. The effect of this is more than a seven per cent increase in taxation in the form of a utility increase for the average property owner in St. Albert. For the average taxpayer paying $4,000 per year, this is a 7.5 per cent increase. Add that to the 3.4 per cent projected increase for property taxes next year and the cost to live in St. Albert tax-wise will be 11 per cent next year.
Mr. Draper, you were talking about reasonable taxation? How can any member of council think that this is acceptable?
Ted Durham, St. Albert