Shediac taxes

Shediac will be holding the line on taxes this year, although water rates will climb a little.

Mayor Jacques Leblanc issued a news release saying the tax rate will stay at $1.4784 per $100 of assessment for a 16th consecutive year.

LeBlanc says the town’s tax base increase by about 3%, but there was also a decrease in the grant from the province and an increase in RCMP costs.

Major capital projects next year include a new town work’s centre, improvements to Chesley Street and the final phase of the downtown revitalization.