The Town of Grand Bank has passed its 2018 budget, and there will be no tax increases.
The $2.67-million budget was tabled last night. Water and sewer taxes remain at $396 for the year, and the poll tax rate stays at $375. The waste collection fee from the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board will remain at $170 per household for 2018, so council will continue to subsidize the service by $120, meaning residents will pay only $50 for the entire year.
As for capital works, the town will spend $60,000 on repairs to asphalt, and will also upgrade the municipal garage. Grand Bank has applied to the provincial government for funding to complete the final phase of the town’s dam.