Thursday night is your chance to weigh in on the proposed budget for the District of Sechelt.

As of right now, district staff is recommending council to adopt a budget which includes a 11.81 per cent increase for property tax.

Director of Corporate and Financial Services Doug Stewart says this just a preliminary proposal and changes could be made.

“Council has made no decisions,” said Stewart.

“Coucil hasn’t provided us with input as to what they think of the budget and that will start on February 13th.”

District staff including Stewart will be at the municipal hall Thursday night beginning at 7:00 for a budget E-town hall meeting.

People who can’t attend can weigh in online as well through the district’s social media pages.

Stewart says in order for the municipality to maintain the same service levels, the proposed tax increases need to be accepted.

“The bottom line is if you think the taxes are too high then, what don’t you want us to do? You can let us know what kind of activities we should cut back on, in order to reduce the tax.”

An average single-family residential home is around $636 thousand dollars in Sechelt.

And for those homes, they would see an increase of $191 if this budget is adopted.