The City of Quinte West has its budget for 2016 and residents will see less of a tax hike than first thought.
City-wide, the increase will be 2.2%, or just about $55 per year, on a home valued at $201,000.
Treasurer David Clazie says that’s down from the original estimate, after councillors made a couple of changes, including cutting how much money would go towards a 2017 film festival.
Clazie says total expenditures for 2016 come in at just over $62 million and that the city is using less money from reserves this year, which is good news.
Meanwhile, Mayor Jim Harrison tells Quinte News he thinks the financial plan is a fair one.
Harrison says some major projects this year include improvements to various roads and bridges in the city, as well as finishing touches to the Trent Port Marina, which are already ahead of schedule.