by Mike Robinson.
Based on information provided during a Jan. 12 public meeting, residents in Puslinch can expect to pay 2.43% more in taxes this year.
The Jan. 12 public meeting on the Puslinch Township draft 2017 budget was attended by only a handful of people outside of council members and staff.
At the meeting’s outset, Puslinch Mayor Dennis Lever stated council planned to approve the budget at its Jan. 18 meeting (results of that meeting were not known by press time).
Treasurer Mary Hasan presented key highlights of the budget and background information for 2017, noting initial budget discussion began with department heads in September.
Hasan stated that for each dollar of property taxes collected, the township receives 17 cents. The current division of property taxes is 17% municipal, 64% county and 19% education.