Kamloops Council will determine a final property tax hike rate increase this month.
The preliminary number is still sitting at 1.6%.
Chief Administrative Officer David Trawin says council will decide at a meeting February 20th if there are any additional spending items to add to the budget.
However he notes the supplemental spending list from senior staff is small.
Trawin was asked if heavy industry, mainly the Domtar pulp mill, is in for a tax break.
“Just the decrease in the assessed value I believed decreased approximately $500,000 from that area anyway. That will be talked about. Whether council wants to put additional monies away for that that will be up to them but we are trying to get back to the average. I think this year just do to circumstances like the drop in assessment heavy industry that that will reduce the heavy industry people’s taxation.”
There will be one more public budget input session before council votes on the proposed property tax increase.