The final numbers for the Huntsville portion of your tax bill are in. At Monday night’s council meeting, the town passed the budget with a tax increase of 2.29 per cent. That equals out to be an extra $8.00 for every $100,000 of home assessments.

Huntsville’s Finance Manager, Julia McKenzie, says the biggest driver in the budget for the year is the increased spending on roads and fleet operations. Also going into this year’s budget is a bigger spend on snow removal, increasing minimum wage for town employees and extending Hunters Bay Trail.

Municipal tax bills will also be affected by the Board of Education and the District of Muskoka budgets, however neither of those are set yet.