The Thompson-Nicola Regional District on Thursday approved its 2019 budget, with the average Kamloops household expected to pay $131 in regional district taxes this year, a slight increase of $1.32 over last year.
TNRD residents pay different taxes depending on where they live. Most residents outside of Kamloops can expect a decrease, due to savings in solid waste.
“We’ve been able to implement some cost savings in that area,” TNRD finance director Doug Rae said.
Kamloops does not benefit because it manages its own solid waste.
Sun Peaks residents, meanwhile, will see a regional district tax increase this year of $16.46, primarily due to significant property assessment increases.
Sun Peaks saw a 24.6 per cent spike in its total assessment, due to market values rather than new construction.
Kamloops residents pay the TNRD for such services as libraries and the film commission.
The board ratified the budget on Thursday, during its regular meeting.