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County Council looking to spend a little more on PR

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council may have a few more dollars at their disposal for public relations, but just how much or where it will come from will be decided at a later date. Council voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to table discussion of an Enhanced Public Relations Budget for Council until their next meeting… […]

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Sturgeon County approves first reading of mil rate bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Council narrowly passed first reading of its 2012 tax bylaw which would see a split mil rate wherein residential properties would be taxed at a rate of 6.85 per cent increase and non-residential properties at a 5.35 per cent increase. The split rate would lower the municipal tax increase from the 6.85 per cent identified in the 2012 budget to 5.93 per cent. First reading of the bylaw passed with a 4-3 vote of… […]

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Sturgeon County Council whittles away at tax increase

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Council emerged from two days of budget discussions Tuesday afternoon having shaved another half a percent off the increase County residents are likely to pay in 2012. Council had been looking at a 7.42 per cent tax increase heading into the discussions, but managed to trim that down to a 6.85 per cent increase two days later… […]

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Council approves waste oil storage

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved a $20,000 capital expenditure to purchase and install a waste oil storage system for the County’s fleet. The new system will replace equipment deemed unacceptable earlier this year… […]

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Sturgeon County switches to Deere for grading

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Sturgeon County roads will be handled by a new brand once three John Deer motor graders arrive. County Council unanimously approved administration’s recommendation to purchase three John Deer 872G motor graders from Brandt Tractor… […]

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Morinville

County could face 6.2 per cent tax increase

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The County’s proposed 2011 budget ended up very close to where it began when three full days of budget deliberations closed Friday afternoon. Originally suggested as a 6.1 per cent tax increase when the initial discussions began Nov. 19; the final proposed figures ended up at 6.2 per cent at the end of discussions Dec. 3. The tax increase had rose as high at 10.24 per cent during Council’s discussions of next year’s budget, but was trimmed back down Friday.

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