Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crowsnest Pass Mill rate Bylaw

April 22 there was a special meeting of council, to pass the mill rate bylaw for 2013.
First reading was completed last week at the regular meeting of council on April 16, by a vote of 4-3 (Councilors Gallant, Saje and Saindon opposed)
Yesterday Second reading was moved by Councilor Londsbury without any debate the vote was called and the same result has April 16 occurred.
Third reading was moved by Councilor Gail again without any debate the vote was called and again it was passed by the 4-3 vote.

What does this mean? Mill rate for residential is going up 3.8% non-residential 4.9%.
Will you see a tax increase? maybe, maybe not depending on your assessed value if you value dropped more than 3.8% your tax will actually go down, if it dropped less than 3.8% you will see an increase.
You will find out next week the bills will be in the mail prior to April 30, that will provide the legally required sixty days to the due date June 30.

Reminder: Keep in mind the real due date is June 28th, the 30th is a Sunday. If you miss going into the office on Friday the 28th, you will not be able to go into the office until July 2 when you will find that your bill will have increased by an additional 20%    


Anonymous said...

Dean: I thought that being late on your taxes by even a day meant an increase of 52% as happened with one lady last year who thought that because the end of the month occurred on the long weekend that she could come in on July 1st or second and pay her taxes. This cost her one thousand dollars extra. Has this penalty been changed to 12%?

Anonymous said...

It takes a mathematical genius to calculate what appears to be a fair assessment of your taxes. Reduce the market value of the property all you have to do is raise the millrate. Such unparalled genius! No wonder they got away with spending 2 million dollars and not saving a dime for a rainy day.

Anonymous said...


Crowsnest Pass Home said...

I stand corrected the bylaw states 20% if not paid by July 1. With a further 2% on the 31st of each month.

So that's 20% plus the compounding effect of the 2% monthly brings it to 52%.

Anonymous said...

From CNP website:

Last year's: