Rise in council tax expected for Caistor and Market Rasen residents after three-year freeze
CAISTOR and Market Rasen residents will see a rise in their council tax from April.
After three years of a freeze, the council is proposing a moderate increase in council tax.
The budget for 2013/14 proposes an increase of around 5p per week for the majority of homes in West Lindsey, in what councillors say is a move to protect services for local people.
The budget also proposes to continue to invest in major projects that will help the district grow and prosper.
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The matter is due to be discussed at a council meeting on Monday, March 4.
Leader of the council, Market Rasen Councillor Burt Keimach said: "We are devoting £300,000 to vulnerable communities to help with fuel poverty, youth unemployment and rural services, as well as investing £1.6 million into the housing infrastructure and £2 million boosting the economy and encouraging jobs growth."
Should the proposed tax rise go ahead, residents could pay an extra 1.5 per cent for the district council's share of the overall bill in 2013/14, an increase of £2.79 per year for a band D property.