Council approves budget including raises

Moncton City Council approved next year’s budgets at its meeting yesterday…including its raises.

Councillor Bryan Butler tried to delay the decision on the raises but was voted down by the majority. The raises to almost $84,000 a year for the Mayor and over $37,000 for councillors was recommended by a citizen-led committee. It’ll add about $100,000 to the budget next year.

There’ll be no increase in the city’s tax rate of $1.6497 per hundred dollars of assessed value.