Westport Council approved a 0% increase in the tax levy at its February 2, 2021 Special Budget Committee of the Whole meeting and expect it to be passed as a bylaw at the next meeting of Council on March 2, 2021.
Careful considerations were given to the economic impacts of COVID-19 by Council during this year’s General Operations and Capital budget deliberations and several capital projects are being deferred until 2022. The Village’s tax levy for 2021 will be the same as 2020. The assessment growth determined by MPAC for 2021 is negligible. The result to the property owner and tax payer is that the Village’s portion of the tax bill will be about the same as 2020.
Staff are commended for working with Mayor and Council over many hours to deliver a budget with a 0% increase in the tax levy in this challenging time