Property taxes on way up in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls property owners will see their taxes go up this year.

City council approving the 2017 operating budget which includes increased spending of $615,000 dollars.

To make up the shortfall property taxes will increase by 1.79 percent which means another $55.15 will be added to the yearly tax bill for the average home valued at $235,000.

Much of the increased spending this year will go to pay for public transit improvements.