Tax rate finalized

Mission’s tax rate for the year has been finalized.

On Monday, Mission council unanimously approved a 3.9 per cent tax increase, amounting to approximately $53 for the averaged assessed home in Mission worth $393,000.

In addition to the property tax hikes, Mission homeowners will also be paying more for library taxes ($2.89) and utilities ($89.32).

The rate was determined at a district administration and finance meeting in February.

Council went through the budget line by line and found additional savings. Also, the downtown security cost will be funded through gaming grants instead of taxation and a second assistant fire chief and additional police officer will not be hired.