$15 mil­lion in taxes

The Glengarry News - - News -

North Glen­garry Town­ship has set the tax rates based on the bud­get it ap­proved in Fe­bru­ary. That bud­get, which con­tains a tax rate freeze, re­quires $5,831,033 to be raised through lo­cal prop­erty tax­a­tion.

How­ever, that to­tal com­prises only 35 per cent of the to­tal taxes. Of ev­ery tax dol­lar that the town­ship col­lects, 39 cents are sent to the united coun­ties of Stor­mon­tDun­das-Glen­garry and the other 26 cents go to the province in the form of ed­u­ca­tion taxes.

The lion’s share of the taxes comes from res­i­den­tial and farm­land; both of these rates re­main un­changed. At the county level, those rates fell by about 2.41 per cent. They fell by just over 10 per cent for the ed­u­ca­tion rates.

Over­all, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity will col­lect $15,130,465 in prop­erty taxes, in­clud­ing $6,476,394 that will go to the coun­ties and $2,823,038 that will be trans­ferred to school boards.

Taxes are due in two in­stal­ments, one on July 31 and the other on Sept. 30.

North Glen­garry coun­cil re­mains com­mit­ted to main­tain­ing a clear sur­face on Mill Pond. The town­ship has an­nounced that it has re­ceived ap­proval to re­move aquatic veg­e­ta­tion from Mill Pond, though it must en­sure the same mit­i­ga­tion pro­ce­dures that CLEAN-UP: Side­walks in Alexan­dria are get­ting a good scrub­bing as pub­lic works depart­ment work­ers carry out spring clean-up oper­a­tions. About 30 per cent of North Glen­garry’s bud­get goes to pub­lic works.

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