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Cost savings surrounding solid waste lowering property taxes in the TNRD.
 
"The last solid waste management plan was geared towards reducing the cost of the service. We have been working away at that for 10-years. And, now we are able to translate those saving to tax payers."
 
Finance director Doug Rae says the roughly $350,000 savings will lead to a property tax decrease in all areas but Kamloops next year.
 
"For the City of Merritt, we are looking at a reduction of about $5.50, which is roughly 2.25%. And for Area M and N, the area surrounding Merritt, it's between $4.50, and $5." 
 
Rae says the savings are based on projections, and could change slightly before the TNRD's 2018 budget is finalized in the spring.
 
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