Director of Finance Melany de Weert says Council has given first three readings to a motion freezing the rate for 2014.

de Weert points out, as always, an increase in taxes would depend on the assessment values carried out by the Province.

With a high demand for land, the value of property in the community likely “shot up.”

The Tax Rate Bylaw will receive final approval at a Special Council Meeting planned for tomorrow afternoon at 4.