Once more it is budget time in Scugog, and along with many other people was horrified to see council had presented a preliminary budget that included a 3.29 per cent tax increase.
If memory serves me correctly, our current Mayor said during his election campaign that these increases every single year was not sustainable, so we certainly hope he lives up to his word that he feels sure savings can be found to reduce this amount, you can only go to the trough so often, one day it will run dry.
A few years ago when there were pros and cons of Walmart opening up, we were assured that new business in the community would ease the tax burden, well it obviously didn't.
We have had increases for at least the past 20 years, time for council to tighten their belts along with us.
Sally Cowan, Port Perry