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Newmarket homeowners may face 1.99% tax increase on town portion of 2022 property tax bill

Tax hike would work out to $44.09 more for average home assessed at $702,000
Oct. 25, 2021
Lisa Queen

Here are the top three things to know coming out of Newmarket’s Oct. 12 council meeting:

Homeowners could face a 1.99 per cent increase in their property taxes next year under the proposed budget for 2022. That would mean an additional $44.09 on the town’s portion of the property tax bill for the average household assessed at $702,000. In May, as work began on next year’s budget, staff had originally suggested a 2.99 per cent tax hike but council directed the administration to find efficiencies. The town said it strives to keep Newmarket’s taxes about 10 per cent below the average in the Greater Toronto Area while delivering “exceptional services.”

A new policy requiring all town staff, mayor and councillors and committee members to be vaccinated was approved.

Everyone aged 12 and older entering certain indoor public settings, such as recreation facilities, will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status in accordance with public health guidelines.