The District of Squamish’s draft budget represents an approximate $139 increase to the average 2022 residential assessment of $1,024,000 and an approximate $454 increase to the average 2022 business assessment of $1,300,000.
These amounts result from a net 5.9% increase in the property tax revenue for 2023 budget.
“As the District continues to respond to external growth pressures and aging facilities and infrastructure, the budget pressures are being carefully balanced to accommodate short, medium and long-term needs,” says Mayor Armand Hurford. “We’ve worked to balance the necessity for investment and spending in need areas, while keeping property tax increases in check.”
The newly elected District of Squamish Council is inviting residents to an informal evening of conversation on November 29 between 5 and 8 p.m. at Brennan Park Recreation Centre.
This is an opportunity for residents to meet the new Council and discuss topics that matter to them. Information on the proposed 2023-27 Financial Plan will be on hand, and comments will be invited from the public prior to the Financial Plan adoption in December.
Light refreshments will be available.