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St. John's tables 2023 budget

The City of St. John’s released the Budget 2023 on Monday.

There will be no increase in property taxes but there will be an increase of $45.00 in the water tax while commercial water usage rates will rise 7.1 percent.

The Budget is balanced at $333,282,356, an increase of 4.3% over 2022. There is a projected deficit, to address this, the City will use $6.1M in savings from previous years.

Other investments include enhanced snow clearing at pedestrian street crossings.

Support for the Metrobus ZIP network. Two extra buses will be added to Route 2 and one bus will be added to Route 10.

$445,000 in preparation for the 2025 Canada Games.

The Council also approved fee increases in recreation programs and services.


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