The journey to next year's property tax bill is underway. During a break in yesterday's day-long debate, Kenora Mayor Dan Reynard explained their approach.

"There's only so many dollars, and staff's done a great job of prioritizing what they believe is important. So, that's our starting point for today," he said, during a break in their day-long debate.

Projects for the new year may include a new roundabout, renovations at city hall and improvements to the water system.

Kenora residents paid about $52 dollars more in property tax this year. According to the city, the average home worth about $175,500 paid $2,442.97 in property taxes, a 2.6 per cent increase -- or $52.48 over 2017's bill of $2,390.49 on a property that was worth $166,750 in 2017.

Similar to years past, council noted the sizable increase in the average assessment for properties, on average about 5.25 per cent, which outpaces inflation. In response, council decreased spending for their portion of the property tax bill.

For more information:

Council eases tax increase

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