Chatham Kent municipal offices (CTV Windsor/July 2018)

Residents in Chatham-Kent can expect to see a tax increase this year after council passed its budget Thursday night.

Three nights of deliberations resulted in a 2.97 per cent tax increase.

That works out to be an extra $86 per year on an average home assessed at about $171,000.

Initially, administration proposed a tax hike of nearly five per cent.