WELCOME TO THE CITY OF MEADOW LAKE
Where in the Northwest will you find friendly faces, a caring community, and an abundance of recreational opportunities? MEADOW LAKE, OF COURSE! Meadow Lake has so much to offer, whether it be excellent education, primary health care, breathtaking scenery or amazing outdoor/indoor adventures, Meadow Lake is the place to be! Click on the links tab above to find out more information on Meadow Lake. Be sure to check out the links to Prairie North Health Region, North of Divide Planning District Commission (NODCA), and Northwest School Division. We hope that you visit Meadow Lake soon and that you enjoy your stay!
APRIL 24TH COUNCIL MEETING - TAX RATE BYLAW ADOPTED
At the April 24, 2017 regular Council meeting, Meadow Lake City Council adopted the 2017 Tax Rate and Long Term Care Levy Bylaws. Copies of the bylaws, as well as more detailed information on Council's updated property taxation policy, can be read below:
Example of a Tax Calculation for a Residential Property:
218,750 = Assessed Value
175,000 = Taxable Assessed Value (80% of Assessed Value for Residential Properties)
6.977 = 2017 Municipal Mill Rate
0.764 = 2017 Mill Rate Factor for Residential Properties
869.83 = Base Tax on Land and Improvements
869.83 + [(175,000 x 6.977 x 0.764)/1,000] = Municipal Tax Calculation
$1,802.65 = Municipal Taxes
4.12 = 2017 School Mill Rate for Residential Properties
(175,000 x 4.12)/1000 = School Tax Calculation
$721.00 = School Taxes
125.00 = Long Term Care Facility Levy
$2648.65 = Total 2017 Taxes (Municipal + School + LTC Levy)
Additional highlights from the April 24th Council meeting include:
- Council adopted bylaws to amend the Building and Zoning Bylaws. The amendments will add Car Wash and Service Station as discretionary uses in some parts of the MU1 zone, as well as update regulations regarding tarp garages. The updated versions of both bylaws are available on the Bylaws page.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on May 8th. For more information regarding any of these items, or Council meetings in general, please contact City Hall. If you wish to make a presentation to Council, please view this document for more information. Past agendas and minutes of Council meetings can be viewed on the Agendas & Minutes page.
2017 REVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT NOTICES
Property assessment notices will be mailed on March 16th. As 2017 is a revaluation year, all property owners will receive an assessment notice. If you have not received your assessment notice by the end of March, please contact City Hall to ensure that we have your correct mailing address and to receive a copy of your notice. For more information about assessments, property taxes, and how to appeal your assessment, go to the Property Taxes Page or contact the City Treasurer.
RECYCLING AND COMPOST REMINDER
As a reminder to our residents, please do not place non-recyclable materials in your blue recycle bin. Depending on the nature of the materials, including non-recyclables in your blue bin can contaminate the rest of the load and cause other recyclable materials to be sent to the landfill instead. A list of the approved recyclable materials can be found here: Recycling Program Guidelines.
Leaves, grass, branches and other compostable materials can be taken to the compost site at the end of 9th Avenue East. Please empty all bags at the site and place bags in the garbage. Residential compost bins are also available for purchase from City Hall.
TIPPS (Tax Installment Payment Plan Service) is a convenient service that allows you to have equal monthly payments withdrawn from your bank account for your property taxes rather than making a single annual payment. Starting January 2016 we will be implementing TIPPS for anyone who wishes to participate.
CHANGES TO WATER & SEWER RATES IN 2017
Council passed a Water & Sewer Amendment Bylaw at their regular meeting on September 26th. The changes will see the base rate increase from $100 to $110 per quarter, and consumption rates increase from $1.25 to $1.50 per cubic meter for water, and from $0.50 to $0.60 per cubic meter for sewer. Rate changes will be effective January 1, 2017 and will first appear on your March 31st utility bill.
PUBLIC NOTICES/JOB OPPORTUNITIES
To view current and past public notices and current job opportunities select Public Notices under the Government tab above.
PROPERTY FOR SALE
Click on "Government" heading above and select "Property for Sale".
For information on property taxes and assessment, please visit the "Property Taxes" page under the "Government Tab"
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