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Fernie seeking feedback on proposed 2023 budget

Fernie residents may see a higher tax bill this year, with a proposed 6.8 per cent hike in the draft budget.

The proposed tax increase would mean a $168.25 jump in the annual municipal property tax bill for an average assessed home, worth $880,940.

City staff said this increase is needed to fund the draft Capital and Operating Budgets.

Residents can voice their thoughts on the city’s proposed 2023 budget in a number of ways.

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If you missed the survey last month, you can find a link to the feedback form at the end of this article.

The upcoming city council meeting will also have an opportunity to voice your thoughts during a special public input period.

The meeting will go ahead on Tuesday, Mar 14 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.

More: Draft 2023 budget at a glance (City of Fernie)

More: 2023 budget feedback form (City of Fernie)

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