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City of Saskatoon proposes property tax hike of 3.86%

The City of Saskatoon released its 2010 Preliminary Operating Budget today titled, “Investing in Today, Preparing for Tomorrow.” According to the city’s website, “This theme speaks to the need of helping people live a good quality of life, where local services are delivered effectively and at a reasonable cost.  It also speaks to the need to plan a city that is sustainable, liveable, and prosperous today and well into the future. This is reflected in investments that enhance the quality of life for our citizens, improve mobility within our community, and protect our environment for current and future generations.”



If the budget is ultimately passed, a 3.86 percent property tax hike will be required to fund the initiatives which include a $1 million dollar increase for snow removal, a $1.5 million increase for policing and $750,000 in added transit services to new neighbourhoods.


The preliminary budget will be tabled with the Budget Committee for deliberation on Wednesday, April 14, starting at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.


View the City of SaskatoonPreliminary Operating Budget here. Read the Star Phoenix coverage here.


Update: April 15 - Council decides not to trim budget-for now; 3.96% tax hike proposed


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Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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