Last year, council decided on a zero tax increase.
One of the consequences of this was that outside staff especially was seriously short on personnel. As a result, there was serious neglect to looking after some of the flowerbeds on district property.
If we want to present a community image of caring about our appearance, weeding flowerbeds around the district office should be a priority.
There also is a call for increased sidewalks for safety for seniors. Therefore, I can see no way to not have a reasonable tax increase for next year; a cost-of-living allowance at the very least.