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Fire Ban for



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-Wildfire Zone
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East of Hwy 22
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The Fire Ban for this portion
continued from front The Fire Ban for this portion of Yellowhead County is being enacted due to extremely dry conditions. of Yellowhead County is
Town property taxes increase by 3% being enacted due to

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extremely dry conditions
$28,500 in lease revenue as well as a slight increase Mill rate is the tax per dollar of assessed value, is
of $9,149 for the town in county grants. expressed in “mills” or 1/1000 of a dollar, and is
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As the Evergreens Foundation requisition and calculated on the total tax assessment. May 3, 2016) – Effective at 12 noon May 3rd
School requisitions are now known the appropriate The total tax assessment for the town has risen for 2016 Yellowhead County is enacting a Fire Ban
changes have been made to the budget. There is a 2016 by 12.37% with the overall taxable assessment for the Yellowhead County Wildfire Zone north of
continued from front $13,067 increase for the Evergreens foundation as rising by 10.31%. highway 16 and east of Highway 22. The Ban is
well as a $69,308 increase to the Evergreens capital The town has moved closer to their goal of a 65:35 being enacted due to extremely dry conditions and
budget. residential to non-residential tax base this year as the will remain in effect until there is a significant
continued from front The school requisition amounted to $3,457,181 ratio moved from 70:30 to 67:33. increase in precipitation.
which results in a 6.6% increase from the 2015 rates. The increase in taxable assessment has helped lower
A separate mill rate is calculated to cover the school the 2016 mill rates for the municipal assessments - All fire permits are cancelled.
requisition amounts and are forwarded directly to the although the increases for the School Requisition and - No new permits will be issued.
continued from front school boards and are not collected or used for Evergreens Foundation remain. - No campfires are allowed.
municipal purposes. According to the background information provided - Use of burn barrels and incinerators
The budget when first presented proposed the 3% by town administration, “The shift in assessment has must cease.
continued from front increase and is expected to help offset changes. brought our combined non-residential mill rate down
The town expects a $5,717,076 surplus for the year to the lowest it has been in the past 20 years.”
which is expected to be applied to pay down the The 2016 residential mill rate dropped 1.64% from Propane and natural gas appliances and charcoal
debenture debt principal. 2015 to 7.79. The non-residential mill rate has briquette cooking devices are permitted.
continued from front Residents are asked to use extreme caution
Town council also passed the mill rate bylaw during decreased 12.60% to 15.96 from 18.26 in 2015.
their regular council meeting. when working or recreating. Fire hazard is

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