Antigonish Town Council has passed their budget for the year, with only a slight change forthcoming. The residential tax rate remains the same at $1.06 per 100 dollars of assessment, while the commercial rate remains $2.57.
Mayor Laurie Boucher says the tax rate would have gone up, had it not been for the new wind farm:
The fire levy introduced at 2.6 cents means that a new pumper truck will be coming to the Town of Antigonish to service the residents. Boucher says the rate is applied to all assessed properties, other than the residences at St.FX.