Hastings County councillors have approved their 2017 budget.
The $135.2-million operating budget includes a levy increase of 2.63 per cent.
A typical resident with a property value of $173,500 will pay $10.47 more this year for a total of $496.93.
The tax rate increases from 0.002815937 to 0.002864144.
There will also be investments in new ambulances, $3.1 million in housing and renewal of long-term care homes, including new roofing and carpeting.
More to come.
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