The County of Grande Prairie has finalized its new budget, except for a couple road work items to come to Council in May.
The total budget this year is $132.1 million, $75.7 million of that is for general operations and another $56.4 million is for capital.
CAO Bill Rogan says 59 per cent if the $56.4 million for capital spending will go to road projects. The largest project is a re-build of Township Road 714 from the city limits to Range Road 51.
Rogan says if there is a tax increase for residential rate payers, it should be small.
“Council was very specific trying to hold the mill-rate to the point where what you paid last year is what you pay this year. So, looking at a house that’s in that $400,000 to $420,000 range, you’ll pay about a dollar more to the County,” he explained.
Farmland tax rates will stay the same. The impact on industrial property owners will vary. There will be increases for education and Grande Spirit Foundation taxes.
Read more: County Budget Highlights