Council passes 2011 tax rate bylaw
Municipal taxes to increase by 3.56 per cent
Stony Plain property owners will see their municipal taxes increase by 3.56 per cent in 2011.
Town Council unanimously passed third reading of Bylaw 2428/TAX/11 at the regular council meeting on May 9, 2011.
“Our goal is to designate the Town’s financial resources responsibly, to ensure that core municipal services are delivered efficiently and effectively and that a high quality of life for our citizens is maintained,” says Ken Lemke, mayor of Stony Plain. “The new tax rate makes it possible for the Town to attain these objectives.”
The Town of Stony Plain collects school taxes from ratepayers on behalf of the Government of Alberta. The Town has no control over these taxes, which it is legally obligated by the Province to collect.
Council approved the final 2011 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget and projected tax increase of 3.56 per cent on Dec. 13, 2010, following three days of public deliberations in November.
Pleased that there were no substantial changes made during spring budget adjustments (which Council approved on Apr. 26, 2011) and that the final municipal tax increase remained at 3.56 per cent – as forecasted in December – Council approved the tax-rate bylaw on May 9.
The complete 2011 budget can be downloaded from the Town’s website (www.stonyplain.com).
The Town is committed to promoting economic security and equity through efficient and innovative use of resources that considers the needs of current and future generations. Economic viability is one of the four elements of the Community Sustainability Plan, which governs how the Town conducts its business.