Tax freeze on the way for South Stormont

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South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis.

LONG SAULT, Ontario - South Stormont Township is a few steps away from approving a tax freeze in 2014.

The budget process in the rural township west of Cornwall is essentially completed, but the vote to officially approve taxation levels for the coming year still needs to take place.

The $15.3-million budget includes sizeable expenditures for public works projects. In fact nearly 30 per cent of the budget will be devoted to such projects.

In 2014 the township will begin paying back a loan it secured for new LED street lights, but major capital projects will eat into the budget too. The projects include Maple Street water main reconstruction extension; Hart Road Culvert replacement, reconstruction of Otto and Bush Glen roads, reconstruction and overlays for May, Gray, Oullette, Strachan, St. Laurent and Johnson roads, and the continuation of engineering work for Newington Fairground and Cedar Streets.

More to come.

Geographic location: LONG SAULT, Ontario, Stormont Township Cornwall Maple Street Cedar Streets

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