TRURO – Colchester County residents who live in urban-serviced areas will see little change to area tax rates this year.
Recommended approval of the area rates by council committee was made during last week’s meeting.
No changes are being made to such services as sewer maintenance (which has an accumulated surplus of $319,813), sewer capital (accumulated surplus of $141,024), the active transportation strategy, solid waste pick up, the compost rate or for urban streetlights.
The one exception to streetlights is in Debert Park, where rates are being increased two cents from eight cents per $100 of assessment to 10 cents/$100 assessment.
There were also no changes to fire protection rate or to fire hydrant rates.
The only change to volunteer fire department rates is in the Onslow Belmont area where rates are being decreased from 11 cents to nine cents.