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Council approves motion to pressure province into lowering rural taxes – Fort McMurray Today

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015354 Views

August 26, 2015

Wood Buffalo’s council will agree to pressure the province into lowering taxes in the municipality’s rural hamlets, after several rural business owners and aboriginal leaders complained to council that the tax rate was hurting development and overall quality of life.

After returning from summer recess, Councillor Jane Stroud submitted a motion that would give the municipality power to tax non-residential properties in the hamlets the same mill rate as businesses in Fort McMurray, provided the province approves.

The motion also calls for creating a “Hamlet Service Area” in the municipality, which would tax all classes of properties the same mill rate as Fort McMurray.

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