Lacombe property tax rate approved for 2018

By rdnewsNOW staff
May 16, 2018 - 6:16am Updated: May 16, 2018 - 10:20am

LACOMBE- Council has given final approval to 2018 tax rates in Lacombe. 

Based on Council’s approval of the operating budget and recommended changes in the spring budget amendment, the 2018 property tax rate increase will remain at 1.3 per cent.

The typical house assessed at $287,967 will see a total tax increase of $24.

The typical non-residential property assessed at $815,003 will see an increase of $757, with $470 of the increase required for the school requisition.

"Council remains committed to fiscal restraint when delivering high quality municipal services and keeping tax rates as low as reasonably possible while maintaining current service levels," said Mayor Grant Creasey.

In addition to municipal property taxes, the City collects school property taxes on behalf of the Alberta Government.

"For the third year in a row, residential property owners will see an increase in their school property taxes as the 2018 Provincial school requisition has increased by 3.9 per cent," said Chief Administrative Officer Matthew Goudy. "However, with high residential assessment growth and higher market values for residential properties, the average homeowner will see a decrease of 1.96 per cent on the school portion of their property tax bill."

In 2018, the City of Lacombe will generate a combined $19.13 million in tax revenue, composed of the following:

Municipal Revenue $14,138,844

Municipal Revenue - Annexed $3,284

Lacombe Foundation Requisition $114,211

St Thomas Aquinas RCSD $149,219

Alberta School Foundation Fund $4,725,237

Designed Industrial Properties $570

Total $19,131,366

Tax notices will be mailed by the end of the month, with the deadline to pay without penalty being July 3.

(Gary McKinnon - The City of Lacombe)

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