Finance staff at Queen's Park shouldn't be taken in by city staff in Kenora, says Bob Stewart from the District of Kenora Unincorporated Ratepayers Association. When comparing tax bills in the city with neighbouring unincorporated lots, Stewart says land tax reform rates are much more than $40 dollars per $100,000 in assessment. This is especially true, when you factor in fees for roads boards, district services boards and boards of education, Stewart says.
The city was making their delegation to the province's finance committee last month in Dryden. Submissions could be used to help shape Ontario's spring budget for 2019.
The city also looked to the province to top up their community improvement plan incentives, noting an extra $4,000 from city hall wasn't going to make the difference for a developer, who might be considering new residential construction.
For more information: