Brock budget increase sits at 1.57 per cent

It took a while to get there but members of council have whittled this year’s budget increase down to 1.57 per cent.

The hike sat at 3.7 per cent when budget talks opened with a marathon session last Tuesday (Jan. 30) that saw councillors plod through the $11-million operating budget.

Deliberations resumed Monday (Feb. 5) afternoon with a review of the capital budget, which was approved by the finance committee at the close of the meeting following a few revisions by members of council.