Press Release - Whitecourt Town Council Update April 11, 2018
Whitecourt Town Council approved the 2018 final budget at Monday’s Regular Meeting of Council. For details on the budget please refer to the separate press release dated April 11, 2018 that can be found on the Town’s website www.whitecourt.ca. The Tax Rate Bylaw will be reviewed by Council at the April 23 Regular Meeting of Council.
Town Council received an overview of 2018 assessment figures by the municipal assessor.
The valuation date for 2018 taxation of properties is July 1, 2017.
Assessment values for single family homes have decreased approximately 1.0% in the valley area, and 0.7% in the hilltop area. The average house value in Whitecourt is $348,900.
Property owners can view the assessment report for their property online. Go to www.whitecourt.ca/Services/Taxes-Assessment and follow the link and instructions to view assessment reports.
Property owners will receive a combined assessment and tax notice in mid-May.
Whitecourt received $125,000 from the Alberta Community Partnership Program to complete the Regional Business Park Feasibility Study. The project, which will be completed in partnership with Woodlands County, will provide both communities with essential information to meet current and future industry in the area, and provide direction on possible locations for a future business park.
Whitecourt has been approved for funding through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) Program to complete the Downtown Business Incubator Project. The objective of the project is to support new and existing developments, and stimulate business in the downtown. The grant will allow Whitecourt to provide financial support to two local businesses to assist with lease rates for two years, and additional business support services over the two year term. Administration will be drafting a policy on the grant that will be reviewed by Council in the near future.