Council has voted in favour of a 7.43 per cent hike for the 2014 budget, which translates into $108 more a year on an average homeowner's property tax bill.
The original proposed increase was 7.26 per cent.
Over half of the additional revenue will go into repairs to some 500 kilometres of roads during the next three years, along with improvements to street sweeping and snow clearing.
Councillor Pat Lorje (LOHR'-yay) says despite the increase, the city has come to grips with its road problems.
More money is also being spent to boost personnel and facilities at the police department. (CKOM, CJWW)