We hear councillors offer nice platitudes about understanding the hardships Albertans are going through, but actions speak louder than words. And the recent push for new tax powers shows that big city councillors and mayors are divorced from the reality facing Alberta.
Sturgeon County Council voted Mar. 31 to waive residential penalties on unpaid municipal water and wastewater accounts from March 31 to June 30. The County is assuring residents that disconnections for the services will not be performed during that time.
After cancelling their Mar. 26 regular meeting, Town Council has a 319-page agenda of business to tackle Tuesday night. On the agenda for the Apr. 9 regular meeting are a number of items, the most significant of which for residents is First Reading of the 2019 Tax Rate Bylaw.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Thursday his party would offer tax relief to young families by introducing the Supporting New Parents Act, which would remove federal income tax from benefits received under the EI maternity and EI parental programs. […]
Morinville taxpayers should expect next years’ tax bill to go up by a few bucks a month following Council’s approval of 2017’s tax rates in a unanimous vote from Council for 2nd and 3rd Reading of the Tax Bylaw.
Few people attended Morinville’s Budget 2017 Open House on November 2.
Residents had the opportunity to see presentations made by the Town’s Administration during the afternoon that day; however, according to the Town’s Corporate Communications Officer, Felicity Bergman, only two people attended. […]
Morinville taxpayers now have an idea of how the Town Budget will affect their own budget with some clear numbers from Administration on tax rates. At their Committee of the Whole meeting, Council received a report from Shawna Jason, Interim Director of Financial Services for the Town, who informed Council that to support the 2016 budget, ratepayers would be paying approximately $61.40 more this year, based on a home valued at $300,000. […]
Morinville homeowners will be paying property taxes at a higher rate than expected this year.
A 3.39 per cent rate increase is set out in the 2015 Property Tax Rate Bylaw, which received unanimous first reading at the regular meeting of Town Council Apr. 14… […]
I would like to thank our Council for the Open House held on April 28th. It was good to see more people attending this and sharing their views. Also, I would like to thank the group who prepared the Feasibility Study as this document actually included nasty topics such as – ‘capital costs’; ‘operating costs’; ‘revenue generation’ ‘cost overruns or deficits’ and not just the community wants and desires…. […]