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Parcel tax is main topic at budget meeting

Citizens of Castlegar have been given their first public viewing of the city’s proposed budget for 2016.

Not surprisingly one particular item was mentioned quite a few times.

Here’s Councilor Dan Rye.

The proposed parcel tax is $150 per property to aid the city’s infrastructure repair needs.

Rye says about 40 people were at the public meeting Tuesday which he called the biggest turnout for a budget unveiling he has seen.

He feels those who attended left with an understanding as to why the parcel tax is being considered.

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