$15 million in taxes
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.