In December SteinbachOnline compared municipal taxes in southeastern Manitoba and La Broquerie reeve Lewis Weiss says it was a bit of a surprise to have the second highest overall municipal tax rate in the area.
Weiss notes, "I was kind of hoping that when I started looking over the results we would be in the middle, it would have been nice to at least be in the middle. I guess our work isn't done yet. We definitely, the way I see it, personally, we wouldn't want to be raising because I'd hate to be the highest or even the second highest."
The highest municipal tax rate in the Southeast was in the Village of St. Pierre.
Weiss says the cause of higher taxes may be attributed to the number of loans a municipality has taken out for various projects.