Central Huron Taxes Down!

Most Central Huron residents will see a drop in their tax rate this year.

Council approved a budget with a consolidated tax rate with the county and school board, showing a reduction of about four and a half per cent.

Mayor Jim Ginn says they kept spending down by paying off a few loans, and they were not hit as hard as some municipalities by either the reduction in Ontario Municipal Partnership funding or the increase in policing costs.

Ginn says a change in assessment will affect that number slightly, but the result generally is a 4.5% reduction in the tax rate. He also believes that with the income from municipal solar panel installations their position is sustainable over the next several years.