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Town of Taber council briefs from May 13

Posted on June 6, 2024 by Taber Times

By Heather Cameron
Taber Times
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

During the Town of Taber Council Meeting held on May 13, Administration brought a Request for Decision to Council regarding Supplementary Assessment Bylaw 13-2024. The request from Administration explains that Section 313 of The Municipal Government Act requires Council to annually consider a Supplementary Assessment Bylaw authorizing the Town’s Assessor to assess improvements that have not been previously assessed or increased value of an improvement since it was last assessed, and such assessments must be pro-rated by the number of months during which the improvement is complete; occupied; located in the Town of Taber; or in operation.  The property tax rates were as follows on the Administration’s Request For Decision.

Residential and Farmland

Tax Levy: $6,945,710

Assessment: 868,029,310

Tax Rate: 8.0017

Non-Residential

Tax Levy: $4,468,790

Assessment: 358,633,630

Tax Rate: 12.4606

Annexed Residential

Tax Levy: $7,865

Assessment: 2,040,010

Tax Rate: 3.8555

Annexed Farmland

Tax Levy: $3

Assessment: 270

Tax Rate: 11.6574

Annexed Non-Residential

Tax Levy: $78,325

Assessment: 8,178,290

Tax Rate: 9.5772

Annexed Small Business

Tax Levy: 0

Assessment: 0

Tax Rate: 7.1829

Total Municipal Taxes: $11,500,693

Payment (Annexed Land-MD): $55,374

Net Municipal Taxes: $11,445,319

Requisitions

ASFF & Holy Spirit RCSRD # 4

Residential and Farmland

Tax Levy: #2,177,625

Assessment: 868,029,310

Tax Rate: 2.5087

Non-Residential

Tax Levy: $995,517

Assessment: 283,421,250

Tax Rate: 3.5125

Annexed Res. and Farmland

Tax Rate: $4,415

Assessment: 2,040,280

Tax Rate: 2.1641

Annexed Non-Res.

Tax Levy: $18,784

Assessment: 5,486,070

Tax Rate: 3.4240

Total Tax Levies: $3,196,341

Seniors Foundation

Res. And Non-Res

Tax Levy: $158,938

Assessment: 1,223,544,940

Tax Rate: 0.1299

Annexed Land

Tax Levy: $1,265

Assessment: 10,218,570

Tax Rate: 0.1238

DIP Requisition

Non-Res

Tax Levy: $1,490

Assessment: 19,471,210

Tax Rate: 0.0765

Annexed Land

Tax Rate: $547

Assessment: 7,151,490

Tax Rate: 0.0765

Mayor Prokop made a motion that Council gives first reading to Bylaw 13-2024, that being the supplementary assessment bylaw for the Town of Taber as presented and the motion was carried. Councillor Brewin then made a motion that Council gives second reading to Bylaw 13-2024, that being the supplementary assessment bylaw for the Town of Taber as presented and the motion was carried. Finally, Councillor McLean made a motion that Council proceed with third and final reading to Bylaw 13-2024, the Supplementary Assessment Bylaw of the Town of Taber as presented. A motion was then made to give third reading to Bylaw 13-2024, the Supplementary Assessment Bylaw of the Town of Taber as presented and the motion was carried.

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