It appears some Castlegar residents are not too happy with the inclusion of a parcel tax in the city’s 2016 budget and for the next decade.
About ten residents voiced their concerns to city council in a meeting yesterday with many more in attendance.
CAO John Malcom says the levy is needed to manage and upgrade the city’s stormwater system.
The budget includes a parcel tax at 150-dollars per property this year and going forward annually for a decade.
The annual rate increases for 2016 is 4%, or $37 per homeowner.