Council considers prospective 3.96 per cent municipal tax increase for the 2013 budget

After two full days of deliberations, Devon town council has landed at 3.96 per cent as a prospective municipal tax increase contained in the 2013 budget.

Council members were joined by town administrative staff and the occasional member of the public during the deliberations that stretched over Nov. 23-24.

At the start of the meetings the increase had been pegged nearly three per cent higher, at 6.87 per cent. Deemed unacceptably high, council was presented with several options for lowering the rate.

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