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Budget pressure expected to push up county tax increases

Residents of Wellington County may want to brace themselves for an above-normal tax increase next year.

The county budget is under more pressure than previously understood, councillors learned during a three-hour meeting on Oct. 5, during which county treasurer Ken DeHart presented an updated budget outlook.

Finance committee chair Chris White and Warden Andy Lennox asked for the update at the end of July, when council approved $31 million to be spent on three capital projects running over budget by 40 to 83 per cent.

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