As calculated, there is a 7.85% increase in the residential mill rate and 5.13% in the non-residential mill rate in the 2019 Village of Hythe Budget. Subsequently the residential mill of 8.2391 mills is markedly under that of many other Villages of Hythe’s size and the non-residential mill rate of 18.1272 is within the average.
At the April 9th meeting, Council finalized the minimum tax amounts for 2018 taxation. A review of other municipalities of comparable size to Hythe noted that our minimum tax levy (the 2017 amount was $500.00 per property) was less than average. The following 2018 levies were set:
Council has designated the additional revenue from the increased rates to go towards community beautification and other services that will help improve our community.
News release – For immediate release Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Assessors will be travelling door-to-door during regular business hours in selected areas within the County boundaries starting on Wednesday, March 1 until further notice to conduct property re-inspections. This includes the Village of Hythe.
County CAO Bill Rogan explained, “The County re-inspects properties to ensure all data assessment records are accurate and up-to-date; however, some properties will not be visited because they were already re-inspected recently or nothing has drastically changed to the properties.”
County assessors will be visiting properties within Township 70-72, Range 7 and Township 70-75, Range 8; the hamlets of La Glace and Dimsdale; as well as the Town of Wembley and the Village of Hythe.
Property re-inspection is a standard policy put in place by the provincial government that requires all Alberta municipalities perform ongoing re-inspections and complete overall inspections of all properties in a five-year term.
County assessors will be wearing photo identification badges. If residents are not home, assessors may leave a door hangar with information to contact the Assessment department at 780-513-3952. If you have any questions, please contact the County Assessment department at 780-513-3952.
All information collected during the re-inspection is subjected to the Freedom of Information and Privacy of Protection Act