Town Of Essex Adopts 2017 Budget In Principle

Property taxes are going up in the town of Essex.

Town council adopted the 2017 budget in principle earlier this week which includes a 2.36% property tax increase which amounts to about a $28 impact to a home assessed at $160,000.

There will be a further increase of about $15 for some urban residents to cover a funding gap for storm water infrastructure.

The proposed budget sees $7.1-million in infrastructure projects, partially funded through reserves.

"The budget continues to support Council's strategic objective to manage the town's infrastructure in a responsible and efficient manner," says Director of Corporate Services Donna Hunter.