We’d like to invite members to publish a version of Dana’s column (see two files attached). Dana’s introduction is included here as well explaining to why this may be of interest to our membership
ARTICLE: Province’s proposed assessment changes
could increase residential tax rates by 350%
I am attaching our two stories on the province’s plans to change the linear assessment for oil and gas properties. This will be of great concern to all municipalities that have a linear oil or gas tax base.
It is also a concern for cost and revenue sharing agreements with nearby towns, as well as suppliers, contractors, and staff working with rural municipalities.
Our column or story can be adapted as any publication sees fit.
We have an interview with Premier Kenny next week where we will focus on this topic.
Thanks, hopefully this will be informative to the general membership as there have been no press releases on this issue forthcoming from the province.
Dana, Edson Weekly Anchor