Metchosin residents are looking at a 2.3 per cent tax increase this year.
In November council had prepared for a 2.9 per cent increase, so it’s lower than predicted, said Sam Weller, Metchosin’s financial advisor.
The increase will add $19.74 to taxes for the average home in the district.
The tax rise is the result of inflation, staff wages and increasing the fire chief position to full-time.
Repaving Kangaroo Road is the largest planned project.
“We will be spending more money on Kangaroo Road than we do running the district,” said Weller.
The $2.2 million budget is in reserves. Last year the district spend $234,000 for repaving roads throughout Metchosin.