07/20/2012 01:13 EDT | Updated 09/18/2012 05:12 EDT

Corman Park, Saskatchewan, Sees 36-Per-Cent Property Tax Hike

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SASKATOON - Some residents of a rural municipality in Saskatchewan are predicting a tax revolt after officials in Corman Park approved a property tax increase of 36 per cent.

Reeve Mel Henry says it has to be done because the proper planning wasn't done over the years to keep up with the infrastructure.

He says the RM is on the hook to decommission the South Corman Park landfill at a cost of $2 million.

Ratepayer Gary Derenoski says his taxes have gone up from $1,460 in 2010 to $2,750 this year.

He says there has to be better communication with council.

The rural municipality, which has a population of about 8,400 in the rural area surrounding Saskatoon, has an annual budget of about $14 million.


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