- Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:08
- Written by Letter
The $923,500 Meaford 2013 surplus budget makes taxpayers wonder whether or not council and senior staff are acting prudently on behalf of taxpayers. The money was raised from a 7.8% tax increase, which was preceded by four years of double digit increases.
But, there is more money that was raised in the Capital Budget, which ended the year with a $425,640 surplus. Between the operating and capital tax payer support budgets,that's more than $1.3 million of surplus money for 2013. Was a 2% tax increase really necessary?