Town Council April 24, 2017 regular meeting
Significant updates from the April 24 regular meeting of Peace River Town Council are below. You can view the agenda and all Council items here.
Council approved a two per cent increase for recreational related fees, this is in line with Consumer Price Index and the cost of provision of recreation services and programs. The cost of lessons and courses at the pool was did not increase. As well fees for development and building permits did not go up.
Tax Rate Bylaw
A new Tax Rate bylaw was set based on the 2017 Approved Budget. This year due to an overall decline in assessed property values, and stagnant revenue needs, individual municipal tax bills will generally be the same or less than in 2016.
Other levies, collected through the municipal tax notices, include the Alberta School Foundation and North Peace Housing Foundation requisitions. Tax Notices will be mailed to property owners by mid-May and all taxes are due on June 30, 2017.
The Mayor and Council showed appreciation for three community members who give back to the community during Monday’s meeting. Shelly Shannon (Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce), Derek Bakker (Community Services Board), and Leslie Ayre-Jaschke (Peace River Library Board) were presented with certificates for their ongoing dedication to the Town of Peace River.
Live Council updates
Council updates are posted live during meeting to Twitter with the hashtag #YPEcouncil