New base taxes as part of the city’s 2022 financial plan

Each unit in a multi-residential property could see an additional $20 added, while a residential property bill would have an additional $40 added to the bill.

Snow removal will also be part of council discussions. Staff recommends that Council review the program annually to see if any adjustments are needed to ensure the snow management reserve is adequately funded.

2022 was a year of extremely high snowfall with a budgeted amount for snow management of $1.2 million, more than $100,000 more than in 2021.

Staff also recommends that Council change the name of the tax from the Basic Snow Management and Infrastructure Tax to simply the Special Snow Management Tax, eliminating the possibility of use the funds raised for infrastructure.

The tax proposal is $60 per residential lot and $20 per multi-residential unit, while commercial rates remain the same.

The agenda also contains an update on the progress of the homeless action initiative which has been launched to find concrete solutions to the situation of homelessness in the city.

The report was prepared by Dr. Chad Nilson of the Living Skies Center for Social Inquiry.

The council will meet at City Hall at 5:00 p.m. Monday.

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