MUSKOKA — District of Muskoka taxes will go up 1.9 per cent.

In a release Feb. 19, it said the average resident will see an overall 1.9 per cent tax increase on the district portion of their municipal property taxes in 2020.

They say that’s a $16.26 hit on a property valued at $300,000.

This is in addition to any town, township or education taxes.

District Council approved a $128,222,683 million tax-supported operating expenditure budget earlier this week.

The 2020 budget goal is maintain existing services and service levels, while continuing to invest in transportation infrastructure, affordable housing, long term care and other Council priorities.

For more information, visit: https://www.muskoka.on.ca/en/district-government/Budgets.aspx or view graphic below.

Council also approved the 2020 rate-supported operating budget and capital budget and forecast for solid waste management and water and wastewater services in December 2019.

For updated user rates and service fees, visit: https://www.muskoka.on.ca/en/district-government/General-User-Fees.aspx

District of Muskoka taxes will jump almost 2 per cent in 2020.