Council heads back to the books

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The city will be rolling out its latest installment on its draft financial plan early in January with another committee-of-the-whole meeting.

On Monday, Jan. 6 the elected heads of municipal government will huddle to pick apart the finer points of the 2014-2018 Draft Financial Plan, in essence the city’s budget for the next year.

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 5 p.m. in City Hall council chambers.


Utilities and property taxes

People who did not clear all outstanding utility balances as of Jan. 1 will have that balance transferred to property taxes and will accrue daily interest.

When making payments to your utility and property tax accounts, people are asked to use the correct account number. All payments will be applied to the account requested.

If a payment is incorrectly assigned, it will not be transferred to another account. People are asked to ensure the account details on online bank payments have been updated, as old account details are still being submitted. If unsure of an account number, please contact City Hall.

Reminder notice: Penalty charges of 2.2 per cent are being added to all outstanding utility amounts on a monthly basis.

Property tax reminder notices will be sent out in mid-January.

The city offers pre-payment plan options for both utility and property taxes.


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