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Message from the Reeve

A message from our Reeve Eric Schmalz I wanted to inform the public that on October 8, 2020, we unanimously passed a Council resolution to extend the full 7% property tax discount for early payment(which normally ends in July) to December 31, 2020. At the end of September this year, the RM of Prince Albert received $212,488.00 (based on a per-capita formula) in “Covid Relief Funding” from the Provincial Government. I think there is a propensity, in most municipalities, to use any government funding on infrastructure projects or municipal assets, however given the financial hardships everyone is facing during this pandemic, we felt it was important that this money be given directly to our ratepayers in the form of a tax discount. Council had previously voted (unanimously) in May of this year, to extend the full 7% property tax discount from July 31 to October 31. The RM of Prince Albert is in a very strong financial position and we were prepared to absorb the entire cost associated with the original tax discount extension, however once we received this new funding we knew we could extend the discount period even further. If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to reach out! Sincerely, Eric Schmalz Reeve, RM of Prince Albert No.461