The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION
By: Jordan Ross
Posted: 03/16/2018 9:00 AM
Trustees in Seine River School Division have passed their 2018-2019 budget, laying to rest the option of drawing on a $1.8 million divisional surplus to decrease their request of ratepayers.
A home assessed at $276,000 can expect to pay $76 more in school tax later this year when the mill rate rises 1.34 percent to 14.65.
The idea withdrawing $100,000 from the surplus to reduce the increase was the subject of considerable discussion at a school board meeting last month, but proved not to be a bone of contention at Tuesday’s vote.
The budget, which contains a 1.4 percent increase in expenditures, makes allowances for two full-time classroom positions that will only partially offset a fall enrollment projected to increase by at least 92 students.
Spending per pupil came in about $1,000 under the provincial average of $13,187.
Trustee Gary Nelson said this week’s release of the provincial budget confirmed a carbon tax will affect the transportation and heating costs in the budget going forward.
An infill housing proposal proved divisive at Steinbach city hall on Tuesday, as council and the public debated redevelopment strategies for a stretch of First Street near the central business district.
Developer Stefan Hodelmann sought a medium-density rezoning and side width ...
Anyone in southeastern Manitoba looking for something fun to do this weekend will have plenty of options, as several communities stage summer events.
Dugald will host the Springfield Country Fair this Saturday. Put on by the Springfield Agricultural Society, this year’s ...