Rate hike for Horsham Rural City home owners
Horsham ratepayers will face a 1.5 percent rate increase under a proposed 2021-21 Draft Budget.
The rise is the maximum under a Municipal Rate Cap.
Horsham Rural City Council voted in favour of making the draft and a Draft Revenue Rating Plan, 2021-24, available for community comment and submissions until 5pm, June 7.
Plans also include a farm differential reduction from 67 percent to 59 percent and reducing a municipal charge from $274 to $240.
Elements of the draft attracted considerable debate, such as including a $2.1-million Hamilton Street pedestrian bridge in budget calculations.