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County's Interim Budget calls for 1.71% tax increase




by Dana McArthur and Sue Ann Common that the rate would apply to both. were brought forward by the public during the
Councillor David Russell stated, "This November 28 Public Hearing.
During their December 12 meeting, council has demonstrated a want for money, Council gave First Reading to Bylaw 17.17
Yellowhead County Council approved the not a need for more. Therefore, I cannot that would rezone a property located west of
2018 Interim Budget as presented in the total support this motion." Mayor Gerald Soroka Edson Estates from Rural District (RD) to
amount of $147,738,380. Under the Municipal responded, "My question is, are you in Country Residential District (CR). The
Government Act Council is required to adopt a agreement with all of the planned projects? Do rezoning would allow the property owners to
budget for January 1. you want to pull a project?" Russell move ahead with their application to subdivide
This interim budget includes a 1.71% tax rate responded, "There is no way I can agree to all their property into 5 separate Country
increase that County states is required for a the projects then, if it means supporting an Residential parcels. A Public Hearing will be
balanced budget. This tax increase is pending, increase." held on January 9, 2018.
as the final tax rate cannot be determined until Lyons explained that pending the 2017 year The next scheduled Council Meetings are
the 2018 Final Budget is brought forward in end results the increase may not be required. January 9 and 23, 2018. The next scheduled
the spring. The updated information will be presented to Goals & Priorities Meeting is December 19,
Barb Lyons, Director of Corporate and Council for their review and decision in the 2017. All meetings start at 9:30 a.m. in the
Planning Services, who explained the details new year. Council Chambers (with files Yellowhead County)
of the 2018 budget to council members, said, The motion was carried, with only
"It's to be noted that the school and seniors Councillor Russell opposed.
requisition rates are set by the government The 2018 budget includes several new and
EDSON
[and Evergreens Foundation], and they tell us continued projects. Some highlights include EDSON
the amount they are requisitioning and that is the reconstruction of the Baseline Road
FARMERS’
what goes in." (Shiningbank), Swanson Road, and the FARMERS’
The previous mill rate increase for farm and completion of several projects begun
MARKET
residential properties was back in 2012. The previously including the Tom Hill Tower Road MARKET
YOUTH D last mill rate increase for non-residential was and the Carrot Creek Road. Special Market
YOUTH
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in 2014.
Council will vote on the 2018 Final Budget
INTERAGENCY
INTERAGENCY DROP-IN BOWLINGROP-IN BOWLING The County stated that an increase will assist this spring once assessments have been
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