United Counties Council wrapped up budget deliberations after settling on a 1.5 percent tax increase for the average residential property owner.
The increase will add about $16 to the county portion of the average residential property tax bill, reported South Dundas Mayor and County Councillor Steven Byvelds following the February 20 budget meeting in Cornwall.
In SD&G the average residential property is assessed for $171,250.
Last year, in South Dundas, the property taxes paid on that $171,250 home were $2,330. Of that amount, $1,118 went to the United Counties, $378 went to the province for education and $834 remained with South Dundas.
The tax dollars collected through the county portion of the tax bill mainly support the road system (47%), policing (23%) and health and social services (23%).
South Dundas council will start South Dundas budget deliberations in early March.