Property taxes are going up in Oro Medonte. Council has approved the 2018 Operating and Capital budget for the municipality and it comes with a 2.99% tax increase this year. That works out to about $76 on a home valued at $300,000. Nearly $1.5 million has been set aside for the construction of a new Shanty Bay fire hall, with money set aside for repairs to the township’s five community halls and other recreational pursuits. The bulk of the budget, at $4.3 million, is to be spent on road and bridge construction projects.