Local News

Residents to pay 3 per cent more on 2016 taxes

Morinville taxpayers now know how the Town Budget will affect their own, with some clear numbers from Council on tax rates. Council has unanimously passed all three readings in one night from the 2016 Tax Bylaw that supports the 2016 budget. Ratepayers will be paying approximately $61.40 more this year, based on a home valued at $300,000 following the vote. […]

Local News

Morinville Council Briefs – April 28

Council approved first reading of a bylaw to rezone an area of Grandin Heights to allow construction of single-family homes.

The zoning change for the 4.94-acre parcel of undeveloped land at 96th Avenue, west of Eastview Drive is being sought as part of a subdivision application by Prism Engineering/Grandin Heights Properties Ltd. […]

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Morinville

School taxes large part of spring property tax increase

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Property owners will pay about $100 more on their spring tax bill than they did last year once Council passes this year’s tax bylaw. Council gave first reading to the 2013 Property Tax Bylaw during the Mar. 26 Council meeting. The bylaw lays out the amount of tax the municipality must collect from property owners to satisfy its own $7.2-million in budgetary needs as well as a $2.9-million assessment for the Alberta School Foundation (ASFF) and a $103,000 requisition from the Sturgeon Foundation, the group that runs Morinville’s Heritage Lodge… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Budget or Budge It?

‘Tis Budget Season.

Could some upfront data provide a comparative frame of reference for Morinvillians before the dance of the details and priorities begins? Could this comparative data be widely shared in the local media as a starting point for citizen debate? Would some driving questions help ‘budge’ the process in the direction of some clear targets from the outset?… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Town Talk – Property Taxes

You will be receiving your property assessment and tax notice for 2012. If you have any questions regarding the assessment of your property please do not hesitate to call us at 780-939-4361… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Council sets 2012 property tax rate

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The average Morinville resident can anticipate paying an extra $128 in property taxes this year now that Morinville Town Council has given second and third reading to its 2012 tax bylaw. The average home, which rose from $275,968 in 2011 to $281,957 in 2012, would see a property tax bill of approximately $2,526, an increase of 5.34 per cent over 2011 figures… […]

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Local News

Council sets Morinville’s tax rate for 2011

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents and businesses in Morinville will see their property taxes increase by approximately 3.5 per cent when notices go out later this week. Morinville Town Council gave unanimous third reading to its tax bylaw Tuesday night authorizing the increase to meet 2011 expenditures… […]