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Clive council backs normal tax penalties, with a catch

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Clive council backs normal tax penalties, with a catch

By Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterEast Central Alberta Review

Sat., July 3, 20213 min. read

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The Village of Clive is returning to its pre-pandemic property tax penalties, but with a catch: the village wants to aid local companies.

The decisions have been made at the June 28 regular assembly of council.

Village Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Carla Kenney equipped councillors with Bylaw #550-21 to repeal Bylaw #540-20, and explained the bylaw to be repealed was approved in 2020 and pushed back property tax penalties to aid local residents affected by COVID-19.

She stated the older property tax bylaw remained on the books and would return to accomplish once the 2020 bylaw was repealed.

Kenney great pre-pandemic penalties have been eight per cent and 10 per cent applied to unpaid accounts on Sept. 1 and Dec. 1 respectively. The property tax deadline in Clive is Aug. 31.

The CAO also great that annually Clive usually sees about $10,000 in late penalties gathered.

At some point of dialogue councillors voiced topic that the Clive trade neighborhood was peaceful feeling the effects of the pandemic, and asked Kenney to leer into a way for the village to aid trade house owners this year.

Councillors passed first reading of Bylaw 550-21. Then administration was directed to carry forward the necessary motion for council’s consideration to waive the Sept. 1, 2021 late payment penalty for Clive’s non-residential assessment classes.

Water consumption

At some point of her regular narrative to council the CAO reported Clive is noticing the heat wave as the total village water use over the past 24 hours was 286 square meters, compared to the 350 village maximum. She said daily average consumption is usually 150.

Kenney stated the village may probably saunter over 350, but when approaching the limit the village may also take into consideration a water restriction.

Interestingly, Kenney great that municipal water restrictions usually slay in the public the use of more water.

At some point of a fresh convention the CAO heard Premier Jason Kenney discussing immigrant trade investment and the premier urged Albertans leer carefully at the situation as immigrant trade house owners can aid address rural Alberta’s trade succession topic.

More information

Kenney reported the village continues to work on a draft coverage for commemorating constructions in Clive that are over 100 years customary.

She reported that the village received a complaint of an aerial drone being operated in an unsafe manner; the situation was forwarded to the neighborhood peace officers (CPO).

The CPOs stated the operator was directed to possess out a Transport Canada incident narrative.

Kenney stated it appeared as if it may be a recreational drone and may have alive to somebody feeling their privacy was affected by the car.

The village forwarded a examine for a “Baby at play” road signal to Lacombe County. The examine was for the Westling Road.

She also great the village received a examine to rectify a damaged headstone in the cemetery.

Apparently the name plate was eliminated and the headstone scratched. It’s below investigation.

FunFest update

Kenney reported on the unusual Clive FunFest and great the parade had 27 entrants, the bike safety course had 45 participants and 250 candy bags have been given out.

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She said feedback from the neighborhood was that folks loved the longer parade route.

The CAO great a fresh video convention with Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reinforced the fact some Albertans refuse to bag the COVID-19 vaccine.

Hinshaw great that between 17 and 19 per cent of Albertans have indicated they’re unwilling to bag the vaccine.

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Clive council backs normal tax penalties, with a catch